To my knowledge no historian, amateur enthusiast or professional, has ever attempted to meaningfully break down the number of Soviet wartime deaths in WWII by their causes. Interested in the subject last year I had decided to look for myself, which has so far resulted in a half-done report collecting dust on my hard drive for many months now. Rather than risk never finishing the research and the write up, I will share what I have learned from the works examined in thematic parts as I polish them up.
This post will serve as the table of content, providing access to all the individual parts from one point and linking them all together as they are added.
Breaking down Soviet WWII Losses:
1. The Total Population Losses of the Soviet Union in WWII
2. Non-Repression Deaths of Combatants
3. Deaths of Soviet POWs and Forced Laborers
4. Wartime Deaths Due to Soviet Repression
5. Wartime Losses in Light of Expected and Actual Mortality Due to Soviet Repression
6. The Holocaust, Anti-Partisan Reprisals and the Siege of Leningrad
7. Other War-Related Violent Deaths
8. Indirect Deaths Due to Privation Induced by the War and the Occupation