A Monstrous Case: The Holocaust, Soviet Jewish Writers, and the Fate of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
Joshua Rubenstein discusses the fate of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, mobilized by the Kremlin during World War II to support an alliance with the West against Nazi Germany, and then repressed at the war's end, when many of its members were executed. Rubenstein is the Northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA and an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg (Basic, 1996), and, with Vladimir Naumov, the editor of Stalin's Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (Yale, 2001). His most recent book is The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov (Yale, 2005), edited with Alexander Gribanov.
Rubenstein is introduced by Maxim D. Shrayer, professor of Russian and English, chair of the Slavic & Eastern languages department, and codirector of the Jewish studies program.
Date: March 14, 2006
Location: Cushing 001
Sponsor(s): Jewish Studies Program