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Belsky Natalie. “Encounters in the East: Evacuees in the Soviet Hinterland”.

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies Presents (CERES):

Encounters in the East: Evacuees in the Soviet Hinterland during WWII

Natalie Belsky is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago and is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Her research interests include Soviet history, modern Russian Jewish history, and migration and displacement studies.

The talk will address the experience of millions of Soviet civilians who were evacuated in the wake of the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941 and spent the war years in Soviet C.A., Siberia, and the Urals and Volga regions.