Episode 16: Ukrainian Women during the Nazi Occupation with Regina Kazyulina

Join Matt Bowser and James Robinson as we are joined by PhD Candidate Regina Kazyulina, as she talks about her dissertation research on the fraternization and collaboration phenomenons of Ukrainian women during the Nazi occupation, and later Soviet reprisals. What exactly did collaboration and fraternization entail? How did women survive the occupation? How did women avoid forced labor? Why was the local population initially sympathetic to the invading Germans but later turned on them? Regina tells us about how she researched these choices women made during the war. How does one keep true when translating documents?


From this Episode:

Books Discussed:
Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule
by Karel C. Berkhoff

German Rule in Russia, 1941-1945
by Alexander Dallin

The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath
by István Deák, Jan Tomasz Gross

Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
by Wendy Lower

The Breaking History podcast is a production of the Northeastern University History Graduate Student Association.

Producers and Sound Editors: Matt Bowser and Dan Squizzero
Theme Music: Kieran Legg


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