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Historiographic controversies surrounding the crime of Katyn

Venue: Polish Institute of Rome (Italy)
             via Vittoria Colonna, 1
Period: Mar. 22, 2011


The Polish Academy of Rome, in collaboration with the Polish Institute of Rome, organizes a conference in memory of prof. Victor Zaslavsky. The event will be divided into two parts: the first one, in Polish with a simultaneous translation into Italian, will be a speech by Zbigniew Karpus who will explain the roots of the Katyn massacre; the second part will be a round table in Italian with a focus on Zaslavsky as an important scholar of Soviet totalitarian regime.
Prof. Elena Aga-Rossi, prof. Zaslavsky's widow, will attend the event.
First part: 17.30 p.m. - 18.45 p.m.
Zbigniew Karpus (University "Nicolò Copernico", Toruń, Poland)
“Soviet soldiers in Polish prisoner-of-war camps in the period 1919-1922. Anti-katyn avant la lettre?”

Second part: 18.45 p.m. - 20.15 p.m.
Round Table: Victor Zaslavsky as a scholar of Soviet totalitarianism
Fernando Orlandi (Centro Studi sulla Storia dell'Europa Orientale, Levico Terme, Italy)
Presentation of the book Victor Zaslavsky. Viaggiatore attraverso il secolo ["Victor Zaslavsky. Traveller across the century"] (edited by F. Orlandi), Edizioni Centro Studi sulla Storia dell'Europa Orientale, Levico Terme, 2010
Ettore Cinnella (University of Pisa, Italy)
Scientific research on the Soviet society: the contribution by Victor Zaslavsky
Francesco Perfetti ("Luiss" University, Rome, Italy)
Personal memory on Victor Zaslavsky
Federigo Argentieri (John Cabot University, Rome, Italy)
Personal memory on Victor Zaslavsky



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