Panel: "The Red Army and the End of the Holocaust”

Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies

Panel: Zvi Gitelman (University of Michigan), Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto), and Doris Bergen (University of Toronto)

The first liberators of European Jews were soldiers and officers of the Red Army. It was they who encountered Kerch, Babi Yar, Majdanek, Treblinka, Auschwitz and many other sites of mass murder. How did members of the Soviet military—many of whom were Jews themselves—make sense of what they saw? Based on documents of the Soviet Extraordinary Commissions and personal accounts of Red Army Jewish and non-Jewish soldiers, Zvi Gitelman and Anna Shternshis will explore the range of responses, from rage and revenge to indifference, and discuss the immediate and long-term implications. This will be a panel discussion moderated by Doris Bergen.

Presented by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Please be advised that seating is limited.

Date & Time
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street