Stalinism, Memorial, and Perestroika

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This week’s podcast is the fourth event from Pitt REEES Spring Interview Series Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.

Go here for all the events in the series.

Guest:

Nanci Adler is Professor of Memory, History, and Transitional Justice at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and the University of Amsterdam. She has authored and/or edited, several works, including Keeping Faith with the Party: Communist Believers Return from the Gulag (Indiana University Press, 2012), The Gulag Survivor: Beyond the Soviet System (Transaction Publishers, 2002), Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Courts, Crimes, Commissions and Chronicling (Rutgers University Press, 2018), (co-edited with A. Weiss-Wendt) The Future of the Soviet Past: the Politics of Memory in Putin’s Russia (Indiana University Press, 2021), and numerous scholarly articles on political rehabilitations and the consequences of Stalinism. Her current research focuses on transitional justice, the legacy of Communism, and the history of Memorial.

Music:

Peter Murphy, “Memory Go,” Ninth, 2011.