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:
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