Review: Soviet Jews in World War II

Soviet Jews in World War II: Fighting, Witnessing, Remembering edited by Harriet Murav and Gennady Estraikh was reviewed in the Slavic Review, vol. 74, no. 3 (Fall 2015). Reviewer Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) writes:

 “One of this volume’s most significant achievements is that it contains material that will help educators teach about the Soviet Jewish experience as part of undergraduate courses on the Holocaust. Beautiful translations of Erenburg letters, Selvinskii’s and Slutskii’s poems, and Mikhail Romm’s accounts . . . are among the most valuable key texts, which will change the way the Holocaust is taught in North America. The combination of thorough analysis of new sources with the publication of primary materials make this volume a must-have for anyone interested in Soviet Jewish history and the Holocaust.”