1. November 2019

Between Enemy Combatant and Racial ‘Other’: Nazi Persecution of Soviet POWs

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) announces the 2020 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar: Between Enemy Combatant and Racial 'Other': Nazi Persecution of Soviet POWs. This year's Seminar will explore Soviet prisoners of war (POWs) as one of the many victim groups that the Nazis deliberately persecuted in their campaign on the Eastern Front. Among other topics, we will discuss the various facets of the Nazis' policies toward Soviet POWs, including mass-starvation tactics, forced labor, and mass executions. Seminar participants will also gain familiarity with the controversies and debates that have dominated the scholarship on this particular victim group and that continue to shape the ways in which they are represented, memorialized, and remembered today.

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