THE HOLOCAUST AND THE TRIALS OF WAR CRIMINALS IN THE USSR

  • Kovalev, B.
  • Kulik, S.
  • Kokkonen, E.
Abstract:
The topic of the Holocaust was under an unofficial ban in the USSR. It was not even mentioned in the encyclopedia "The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", which was published in 1985 when Perestroika started. To denote all victims of the Nazi occupation policy in the USSR, the term "peaceful Soviet citizens" was used, without specifying nationalities. Valuable information on the destruction of the Jewish population in the Nazi-occupied territory of Russia can be obtained by studying the documents of war criminal cases. The trials of war criminals began in the USSR during World War II, since 1942. They were held in practically all the major cities. But not all of those trials were open for ordinary citizens and journalists. Many trials have been classified, so the information about them has become available to researchers only recently. When gathering evidence, the investigators detected the time and conditions for the commission of the crime, the number of victims, and the names of the executioners. All this is very important for a comprehensive study of the Holocaust during World War II.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
World War II; the Holocaust; the Soviet Union; the investigation of war crimes.
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
355-360
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-18-8
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/22/S08.047
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