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Carolina Seminar • Soviet Soldiers’ Violence against Civilians during World War II

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Oleg Budnitskii (NHC Fellow, 2023–24) is professor of history and director of the Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at the National Research University–Higher School of Economics (HSE University) in Moscow. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, and editor or coeditor of 27 other books, mostly on the various aspects of Russian, Soviet, and Jewish history. At the National Humanities Center, Budnitskii is completing a new book project, entitled “The Red Army is Not Ideal”: Soviet Soldiers’ Violence Against Civilians, 1939–1947. Budnitskii serves as editor-in-chief of the annual Archive of Jewish History and is on the editorial boards of The Russian Review and East European Jewish Affairs. He is the recipient of various honors and awards, including grants and fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Fulbright Program, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, MacArthur Foundation, and the International Research & Exchanges Board. He will be presenting his paper, entitled Soviet Soldiers’ Violence against Civilians during World War II.

The seminar series is co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Program, the UNC Department of History, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and the Central Asia Working Group. Please note that the participants will give an overview of their projects, but will not read a formal paper. Instead, papers or book chapters will be circulated ahead of time to those who are interested in attending and participating in the discussion. Please contact Dr. Eren Tasar for more information (


March 21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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