Soviet Women in World War II

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The Soviet Union was the site of ferocious fighting during World War II. The brutal German occupation forced women to make extraordinary choices that seem unimaginable to us today. What were the conditions that informed their choices and how do historians interpret their experiences? 

Please join us for an evening of conversation with Dr. Alexis Peri and Dr. Regina Kazyulina, two scholars who specialize in this research. 

An open-source repository for educators on this topic is available here >

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The event is co-sponsored by North Shore Community College and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. 


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.