The participation of Jewish soldiers in the Soviet Army during WWII remains a largely unknown chapter of Jewish history.
Approximately 500,000 Jewish individuals fought in the Red Army between 1941 and 1945 and contributed to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Who were these men and women? What were their backgrounds and how were their experiences in the war shaped by their Jewish identity? Acclaimed author and Jewish historian Zvi Gitelman will offer insight into the unique circumstances and experiences of these Jewish soldiers and provide a contextual history of 20th-century Soviet Jewry.
Accompanying this event is an original exhibition in the Milton J. Weill Gallery that presents and contextualizes a selection of remarkable stories, images and reflections from Soviet Jewish soldiers during the war. The exhibition runs from Oct 25 – Dec 4, 2011. For more information please visit www.blavatnikarchive.org.
Zvi Gitelman is the Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and author of A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present, among others.
Part of our exhibit: Lives of the Great Patriotic War: the Untold Stories of Soviet Jewish Veterans in the Red Army during WWII
The Everett Institutes are endowed by Edith and the late Henry Everett.
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