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Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army During World War II

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm


United States

Academic panel: USC Doheny Memorial Library 240, 4—5 p.m.

Grand Opening and Reception: USC Doheny Memorial Library main lobby, 5 —6 p.m.

“Lives of the Great Patriotic War” explores the unknown story of 500,000 Jewish soldiers who fought in the Soviet Armed forces against Nazi Germany during WWII (known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War). The exhibit presents, for the first time, the remarkable experiences of those who were there, and provides an overview of the war on Soviet soil and an examination of the factors that influenced its direction and outcome. In print and interactive digital displays, the exhibit features war-time diary and letter excerpts, reproductions of archival photographs and documents, as well as video excerpts from contemporary oral testimonies.

USC Shoah Foundation—The Institute for Visual History and Education and USC Libraries are proud to bring this exhibit, curated by the Blavatnik Archive Foundation, to the USC Doheny Memorial Library Main Lobby exhibit space in April of 2014. The grand opening of the exhibit will take place on April 24th with a panel of esteemed academics discussing the role of Jewish soldiers in the Red Army in World War II.

Moderator:

Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation

Panelists:

Robert English, Director, USC School of International Relations

Selma Holo, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art

Crispin Brooks, Curator of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

This event is cosponsored by: the Jerome H. Loucheim school for Judaic Studies, the USC Department of History, the USC Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and USC Hillel.

Please RSVP to Kia Hays, kiahays@usc.edu

For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation at: (213) 740-6001

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