What kind of place was Kazakhstan on the eve of the Great Patriotic War ? Source exercise Source A We saw a weak, exhausted Kazakh man sitting on the path. He was coming back from field work, but hardly moving, and very weak. He was groaning, asking for something to eat or drink. I gave my companion the camera and ran to get some water. He drank it eagerly. I ran back home again to bring him some bread and sugar. When I came back with the bread, he was already dead. Tatyana Nevadovskaya describing events in 1933 Source B A starving woman in Kazakhstan, 1933 Source C Workers’ factory education class, Kazakhstan 1932 Source D Gulag prisoners, Karaganda, 1930s Questions 1. Source A was written many years after the events it describes. What would historians need to so in order to test its reliability ? 2. Using Sources A and B, and any other information you have, explain why starvation existed in Kazakhstan during 1930-33. 3. Look at Source C. What can we learn from it about Soviet policy in Kazakhstan in the early 1930s ? 4. Source D was an official photograph taken by the Soviet authorities in Karaganda. What did they expect those who saw the photograph to learn from it ?