Возвращение героя в японском кино на рубеже 1950-х и 1960-х гг.
Based on extensive collection of interviews with Soviet, mostly - Ukrainian, - Jews born before the World War II, the essay examines the problem of religious observance and attitudes to it before and after the war concentrating on the circumcision, the first rite of passage, primal in Judaism and exceedingly dangerous during the Holocaust.
Oleg Budnitskii examines what informed members of the Soviet intelligentsia experienced in Germany from 1944 to 1946. Aside from some contemporaneous accounts, he mainly bases himself on memoirs. Most of these were published only after 1990, so they were no longer held to the triumphalist official line of the late-Soviet era. Accordingly, they could address ambigious and unpleasant experiences.
History of Soviet Jews in World War II: Histories; Representation, Documentation, and Interpretation.
Strategy and Politics of the Italian Communist Partisan Groups
Relying on archives and other little known documents the author analyzes the problems in arranging the ration tickets supplies for various strata of population during World War II and shows the food rationing specifi cs as a part of the social policy of a nation at war.
Il Duce declared war against the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, right after Hitler officially notified Rome about the beginning of the Operation Barbarossa. Mussolini’s military department hastily began to form the Expeditionary Italian Corps in Russia (CSIR), which entered the Soviet territory 40 days later. The Italian combatants who survived after the defeat at Stalingrad and the Soviet captivity, left ample memoirs. However, the victims' of the occupation documentary evidence has not been published yet. Domestic archives allow to bridge the gap and show how the Italian military treated the Jewish population.