5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

More than 1.5 million people perished in the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist period. Professor Sarah Cameron's book talk examined this understudied episode, which transformed a territory the size of continental Europe. She detailed the devastating consequences of the disaster for Kazakh society and discussed how this neglected episode revises our understanding of Stalin's rule.

This book will be available for purchase at the event.


  • Sarah Cameron

    Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar
    Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland-College Park