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The Holocaust and Russian Historical Memory: WWII According to Moscow

Russia presents itself today as a bulwark against rising global anti-Semitism and Holocaust distortion and also as a safe haven for Jews. It bases this narrative on the Soviet Union’s decisive role in crushing the anti-Semitic Nazi regime in World War II. Yet both the history and present-day politics surrounding these issues present a far more complex picture. Kiril Feferman, an Israeli historian of the Holocaust and Eastern Europe, reflected on Russia’s history of anti-Semitism and contemporary political entanglements as they relate to the Holocaust and World War II.

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  • Kiril Feferman

    Senior Lecturer and Head of the Holocaust History Center, Ariel University