Memory under Siege
Jewish Veterans of
the Soviet Army in Present-Day Germany
This paper seeks to investigate the tensions between identities, history, and memories in one group of Jewish veterans of the Soviet Army and above all the conflicts these tensions generate in Jewish communities, as well as in the veterans’ confrontation with German society and in some of their ways of remembering the World War Two. This is only a preliminary, qualitative approach based both on interviews and on the observations the authors made in years of daily work in Germany’s Jewish communities.
by Liliana Ruth Feierstein and Liliana Furman