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Russian/Soviet Judaica

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Biographical Sources

Encyclopedias are excellent sources of biographical information. For this area of research make sure you explore Evreiskaia entsiklopediia.

This section includes mostly biographical dictionaries or sets that are not covered in the Russian biographical archive. Those few that are both in the RBA and included here are of particular significance and are noted as such. Resources for Russian biography are extremely rich and the Biographical Archive doesn’t even scratch the surface, so be sure to use this set as a starting point only. The Jewish biographical archive may also be helpful for information in this category.

Kniga pamiati voinov-evreev pavshikh v boiakh s natsizmom 1941-1945

Mar’ianovskii, M. F. Moskva: SEIVV, 1994- .

U of I Library Call Number: International & Area Studies Russian Reference (Slavic) 940.5308 K742 v.1-5
the entry for Abram Semenovich Gol'man

This interesting resource attempts the enormous task of tracking and remembering all of the Soviet Jewish soldiers who fought against the Nazis and died in the process. Entries are brief with birth and death dates, place of birth and manner of death if known. A special feature of this set is that the entries also provide archival citations for the fonds of the various archives in which data was found on the individual. Entries are arranged alphabetically by surname with the letter A beginning again in volume 5. There are photographs of some of the individuals at the back of each volume. The introductory materials contain some statistics and discussions that may be of interest to those researching the fate of Jews during the war. See the entry above for Abram Semenovich Gol’man.

For an archival guide related to this topic see Dokumenty po istorii i kul’ture evreev v arkhivakh Moskvy. Putevoditel’.