никто не отрицает факты гибели людей в эпоху Великой депрессии, однако НЕ СУЩЕСТВУЕТ подсчётов, сколько их полегло. Совсем! Я спрашивал в музеях, изучал мнения специалистов, внимательно разглядывал документы, увы! По конкретным случаям — да, в масштабах страны — нет.
According to my quick reading of the Life and death during the Great Depression by José A. Tapia Granadosa and Ana V. Diez Roux, the only noticeable increase of mortality was suicide, with a noticeable decline of mortality in every other category.
It's interesting that this paper was written in 2009, before the (shall we say) sensationalist Russian claim of 7 million deaths.
According also to Michael Mosley, life expectancy actually rose through the Great Depression. In his Horizon programme Eat, Fast and Live Longer he claims
From 1929 to 1933, in the darkest years of the great depression when people were eating far less, life expectancy increased by 6 years.
говорят нечего считать
@Ost, ещё с реддита прнс:
[–]Talleyrayand 123 points 4 years ago
The Digital History project website at the University of Houston, co-authored by Steven Mintz and Sara McNeil, has a brief blurb on cases of starvation in the U.S. during the Great Depression:
President Herbert Hoover declared, "Nobody is actually starving. The hoboes are better fed than they have ever been." But in New York City in 1931, there were 20 known cases of starvation; in 1934, there were 110 deaths caused by hunger. There were so many accounts of people starving in New York that the West African nation of Cameroon sent $3.77 in relief.
@HEDiN, особенно хорошо вот это:
[–]untaken-username 4 points 4 years ago
I don't have hard figures on the impact of starvation during the Great Depression, but I do know that in 1933 the Federal government passed the Agricultural Adjustment Act, which "restricted agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant part of their land (that is, to let a portion of their fields lie fallow) and to kill off excess livestock."
The goal of this act was to limit the supply of agricultural products so as to increase their prices in the marketplace. This implies that there was an agricultural surplus rather than a shortage.
коммунисты вывозили из украины хлеб — а это означает, что в украине его было слишком дофига, а не наоборот