Vasily Grossman (1905-1964)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:30–5:45pm EST
Seminar
Series
Great Russian Jews Who Shaped the World
Event Status
Open to the Public

This panel investigates contributions of the writer, political thinker and Shoah witness Vasily Grossman (1905-1964). Born and raised in Berdichev, Grossman entered the Soviet literary scene in the late 1920s and, following the Nazi invasion, became one of the most famous Soviet frontline journalists. By the late 1950s Grossman’s comparative investigation of Stalinism and Nazim had put him on a collision course with the Soviet regime. Among Grossman’s greatest achievements are “The Hell of Treblinka” and the novels Life and Fate and Forever Flows.

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Sponsorship

Cosponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. The Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group.

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