Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

By enslaving as many as six million Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, and other residents of the territories he claimed for the Soviet Union—in addition to millions more of his own citizens—Stalin perpetrated a crime against humanity of drastic and as yet unacknowledged proportions, with reverberations into the present and beyond.

Source: Ruth Franklin, “The Lucky Ones” (New York Review of Books; paywalled, but check your public library for access–that’s how I was able to read it.).

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