In fact, the well-known horrors of the Stalin regime is what gives this movie much of its power. Speaking of the Nazis, could such a comedy have been made about them? Life is Beautiful was about trying to make the Holocaust palatable for a child, but it was precisely that: for a child. And the audience was expected to know the tragedy and monstrosity of it all. What about mass killings in non-white countries?
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In early , the Soviet Union executed 22, Polish officers, intellectuals and others deemed problematic to Soviet rule. Beria was not simply a detached administrator of death, he was a serial rapist who employed the apparatus of the state to his ends:. The records contained the official testimony from Colonel R. Sarkisov and Colonel V. They stated that on warm nights during the war years, Beria was often driven slowly through the streets of Moscow in his armored Packard limousine.
Beria meant to offer a more humane way of life to those who had lived under permanent stress and fright for 30 years. He was trying to liberalize and normalize the relations of the Soviet Union with the West. At the same time, he was also trying to strengthen national tendencies in the Soviet republics. Professor Simon Maskharashvili has more. It is also known that Beria was made victim to his inclination towards that dissenting style of management.