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Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Anika Walke


Among the 800,000 Belorussian Jews killed by the German Nazi regime and local collaborators were parents and other relatives of thousands of young Jews who survived the war. Young girls and boys thus became orphans and struggled for survival on their own. In order to make sense of the experiences and memories of this first generation of Soviet Jews, we must look to the 1930s, a period when the notions of internationalism, or interethnic solidarity, and social equality were promoted and a partly lived reality. These elements of Soviet policy establish a powerful framework for the ways in which ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, Soviet Jews, internationalism, oral history, memory, Jewish resistance, gender and war, youth, survivor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199335534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anika Walke, author
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis