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Stalin in our Hearts. The Russian Film 'Sobibor' by Konstantin Khabensky

  • As part of our continuous Focus on the memory of the Shoah in Central and Eastern Europe, the article discusses the 2018 Russian feature film ‘Sobibor’ and the story it tells about Sobibór and the Holocaust. Apart from revealing the completely ahistorical character of this movie, as well as a deeply antisemitic undercurrent in its presentation, the article also highlights the broader political context of this officially sanctioned production, raising questions about the current Russian history policy regarding the Holocaust.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Raphael UtzGND
Editor:Joachim von PuttkamerGND, Michal KopečekGND, Włodzimierz BorodziejGND
Publishing Institution:Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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Parent Title (English):Cultures of History Forum
Release Date:2021/08/06
Date of Publication (online):2021/08/05
Date of first Publication:2020/11/27
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Holocaust; Poland; Russia; Sobibor; antisemitism; cultural politics; feature film
GND Keyword:Russland; Sobibor (the true story of the prisoner uprising of WWII); Kriegsfilm; Vernichtungslager Sobibór; Antisemitismus; Geschichtspolitik
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