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The lecture of Prof. Oleg V. Budnitskii 'The Origins and the Nature of Nazism' in the Russian Youth Theater

The lecture was the part of the educational program before the premiere of 'Nuremberg' performance

Special Issue of 'Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History': In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Soviet Jewry on the Eastern Front

Based on the materials of the International conference 'World War II, Nazi Crimes, and the Holocaust in the USSR'

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encourages applications to the fellowship program from emerging Russian scholars of the Holocaust

The Center is pleased to announce the launch of a major initiative that focuses on study of the Holocaust as it occurred in Russia and throughout the
former Soviet Union. This initiative is charged with developing opportunities for scholars in North America and Russia to pursue academic research on the Holocaust.

Programme of the international conference 'Russia in the First World War' has been published

The conference will take place on June 3-5, 2014, in Moscow.

On April 13-19, the Spring School took place in Kraków and Warsaw (Poland), during which a joint seminar involving students from Jagiellonian University and the HSE’s Faculty of History was held on the topic ‘Fascist Atrocities in the USSR during the Second World War’

On April 13-19, students in the research seminar ‘The Second World War: New Sources and New Approaches’, taught by Professor Oleg Budnitskii, took part in the Spring School in Kraków and Warsaw, Poland, during which a joint seminar involving students from Jagiellonian University was held on the topic ‘Fascist Atrocities in the USSR during the Second World War’.

On February 26, a research seminar held by the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences included a presentation by Alain Blum (France) called ‘The Long Echo of War: The Return of the Specially Resettled Peoples to the Baltic in the 1950s through the 1980s’

The presentation covered the long process of former deportees’ liberation, which the speaker stressed was the so-called “echo” of the war and Stalinism. The deportations, conducted from 1940 to 1952 from the western territories of the USSR, are closely associated with both the military logic and the totalitarian policies of Stalin. Interweaving through them are the battle against insurgencies that broke out in these areas, repressive measures against those who collaborated with the Germans, as well as the resumption of unfinished Sovietization of society and collectivization of agriculture.

On December 3, Research Fellow Seth Bernstein gave a lecture called ‘The Komsomol and the Militarization of Soviet Youth on the Eve of the Second World War’

The report covered an analysis of the concept of ‘militarization’ and of how militarization in general affected the history of the Komsomol and military sports education in the Soviet Union during the second half of the 1930s and early 1940s.

Rethinking the History of the Second World War: How the United States Made the Soviet Union a Superpower

On May 20, the HSE’s Department of History held a lecture by Professor Hiroaki Kuromiya (Indiana University) as part of an academic seminar of the Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II. The lecture was called “Rethinking the History of the Second World War: How the United States Made the Soviet Union a Superpower.”

International Conference "World War II, Nazi Crimes, and the Holocaust in the USSR"


The National Research University Higher School of Economics, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the German Historical Institute Moscow, the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, Kritika, and Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Georgetown Institute for Global History, Georgetown University, with the support of the Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien, et centre-européen at the  École des hautes études en sciences sociales, invite applications for a conference on World War II and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. The conference will be held December 7-9, 2012, in Moscow, Russia, at the Higher School of Economics.