Trade, Jews, and the Soviet Economy in Western Belorussia, 1939–1941
The article by Yanina Karpenkina in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is out
Sovietization influenced interethnic relations prior to, and during, the Holocaust. The author observes that Soviet economic transformation was self-defeating in nature, causing an artificial economic crisis that exacerbated interethnic tensions. The socio-economic situation that emerged in 1939–1941 thus contributed to the outbreak of anti-Jewish violence after the German invasion.