Taking Soviet Holocaust films out of oblivion
Olga Gershenson takes in stride the challenge of reviving a genre people barely knew about when it was active, let alone in the post-Soviet era.
The conference auditorium at Yad Vashem is not typically abuzz with laughter. But when Olga Gershenson, a Russian-born cultural studies scholar, was introduced to participants at an international Holocaust symposium held there the other day, the muffled sounds of giggling were difficult to ignore.
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