Friday, January 03, 2014

Open Thread on the 70th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Kalmyks

I know that absolutely nobody will comment here. That is of course a given. But, since there are no other blog posts in English on the Internet dealing with the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Kalmyks I feel that I must at least show that at least one person with no ethnic connection to the group cares about this history. But, the Kalmyks were a politically incorrect people persecuted by a regime that adhered to an ideology that remains very popular in many places including US academia. So I don't expect anybody else to join me in this endeavor.


Lorraine said...

Are the Kalmyks the same people Jerzy Kosinski referred to as the Kalmuks?

J. Otto Pohl said...

Kalmuk is an alternate spelling of Kalmyk.

J. Otto Pohl said...

It appears during the Warsaw Uprising that many Poles referred to all Soviet citizens working for the Germans as Kalmyks including obviously European ones like Belorussians.