Annihilation and Resilience: The Soviet War and Post-War, 1939-1968

Annihilation and Resilience: The Soviet War and Post-War, 1939-1968

Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen, EHESS Paris; Lehrstuhl Geschichte Osteuropas, Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Friedrichstraße 191-193 (use entrance at Kronenstraße 12), Fifth Floor, Room 5009
Vom - Bis
29.01.2015 - 30.01.2015
Christian Teichmann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The goal of the workshop is to improve our sense of connections and contradictions of two periods of Soviet history that are usually treated separately – World War II and de-Stalinization. Thus, the first day of the workshop focuses on the War itself while the second day is concerned with the first two decades of the War’s long “aftermath”. Since the workshop is based on pre-circulated papers, pre-registration is mandatory.


Thursday, January 29

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome
Jörg Baberowski, Catherine Gousseff-Klein, and Gabor Rittersporn

14:15 – 15:30 Fighting the Great War
Masha Cerovic: More Soviet than Stalin – Partisan Violence on Occupied Territory
Kerstin Bischl: Red Army Soldiers on Violence – Accounts from the Stalingrad Transcripts
Comment: Jan C. Behrends

15:45 – 17:00 In the Thick of Survival
Amandine Regamey: Soviet Women Snipers – Experiences of Fire
Christian Teichmann: The Uzbek Wars, 1939-1945
Comment: Robert Kindler

17:15 – 18:30 Law, Revenge, and Retribution
Juliette Cadiot: Lawyers under Stalin
Franziska Exeler: Personal Reckonings in the Aftermath of Nazi Occupation
Comment: Kim Christian Priemel

Friday, January 30

9:30 – 10:45 Moving Objects
Catherine Gousseff-Klein: Population Exchange Soviet Style – Displacement of Minorities in the New Polish-Soviet Borderlands
Benjamin Beuerle: Between Liberation and Repatriation – Soviet Forced Laborers in Northern France
Comment: Mirjam Galley

11:00 – 12:45 Patterns and Sounds
Valerie Pozner: Moving Images of the Shoah
Sarah Matuschak: Zhdanov’s Music
Comment: Arkadi Miller

14:00 – 15:15 Signatures of Power
Gabor Rittersporn: Art & Life – (De)painting Victory, Conjuring (Away) Defeat in Soviet and Post-Soviet Art
Lida Oukaderova: Cold War Exchanges – Moscow’s Circular Panorama at the VDNKh
Comment: Jochen Krüger

15:30 – 16:15 Landscapes With a View
Isabelle Ohayon: An Economy of Abundance? Small-scale Producers, Private Livestock and the Market in the Kazakh Countryside, 1960s and 1970s
Botakoz Kassymbekova: Industrial Orientalism – The Making of Soviet Central Asia in the Post-War Period
Comment: Stefan Kirmse


Christian Teichmann

Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität Berlin