By Peter Gatrell
"... a sign contribution to a starting to be literature on a phenomenon that has develop into tragically pervasive within the twentieth century.... This hugely unique account combines exemplary empirical study with the really appropriate software of assorted tips on how to discover the far-reaching ramifications of 'a entire empire walking.'" -- Vucinich Prize citation"An vital contribution not just to fashionable Russian background but in addition to an ongoing repositioning of Russia in broader ecu and global ancient processes.... elegantly written... hugely innovative." -- Europe-Asia reviews Drawing on formerly unused archival fabric in Russia, Latvia, and Armenia and on insights from social and demanding thought, Peter Gatrell considers the origins of displacement and its political implications and offers a detailed research of humanitarian projects and the relationships among refugees and the groups during which they settled.
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In Odessa, “indescribable scenes of stupidity” were recorded, as civilians struggled to ®ee in the wake of Russian troops. 115 Other reports of refugee movements painted a depressing picture of military incompetence and brutality, compounded by the lack of a responsible and clear-headed civilian counterweight to the army command. ”116 Meanwhile, the tsarist government issued regulations designed to curb the “spontaneous” ®ow of refugees from the western borderlands to the Russian interior. Refugees were warned not to listen to rumors, but instead to trust of¤cial announcements.
142 CONCLUSION By the autumn of 1915, Russia’s enemies had seized fourteen provinces with a combined population before the war of more than 35 million. The existing population of Chelm, Lublin, Radom, Suwalki, Grodno, Kovno, Kurland, Vitebsk, Minsk, Livland, and Estland had been badly depleted. 143 Population displacement was ultimately caused by the advance of German and Austrian troops into Russian territory. But this explains little of the intensity and character of displacement. Although those who found an explanation in terms of “spontaneity” deliberately or unwittingly camou®aged the active intervention of Russia’s own armed forces, the part played by the Russian army in this dramatic upheaval was evident to any objective observer.
Will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country. —Isaiah 22:18 Different pieces of ground told different stories to different people. We also knew that for years now there had been no country here but the war. —Michael Herr, Despatches The forced migration (vyselenie) of refugees has acquired a spontaneous and chaotic character. 1 Defeat on the battle¤eld did not spare civilians, who were confronted with a stark choice: whether to remain behind under enemy occupation or to ®ee eastward.
A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War I (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies) by Peter Gatrell