Wilson Center Experts

Konstantin Akinsha

Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Research Fellow, Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Wilson Center Project(s):
Cultural Losses of the USSR During WWII
Sep 01, 1997
May 01, 1998

Project Summary

history of the cultural policies of the Third Reich in the occupied Eastern territories during World War II, and an assessment of the damage incurred by the USSR as a result of the war.; The study will document the removal of museum collections, archives, and libraries from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic states to Germany/ the reaction of the Soviet government to these removals; and attempts by the USSR to recover of be compensated for these losses.