Selvinsky’s “The Trial in Krasnodar”

Seventy-seven years ago this month, a landmark court case on Nazi war crimes began in the Russian city of Krasnodar. Author and Boston College Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer digs into the story of Ilya Selvinsky—a poet, military journalist, and Soviet Jew—who struggled to paint a full picture of the Krasnodar Trail against the challenge of the Stalinist doctrine of universalizing the Soviet dead and obfuscating Jewish victimhood. Read Shrayer’s essay in Tablet Magazine.

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