3 primary sources

3 primary sources

Alexievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II. Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York: Random House, 2017.

This book documents the experiences of hundreds of Soviet women during the war effort on the front lines and Homefront. It is a collection of their stories that reveals details of what the experiences were like.

“Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System. Schedule B, Vol. 15, Case 145 (interviewer H.B.). Widener Library, Harvard University.” The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System. https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/drs:5387897$1i.

This source is an interview with a Soviet woman that takes places in the 1950s. During this interview, she is asked about certain issues of Soviet society, and about parts of her life throughout the 1930s and 40s, covering the years of the Eastern Front occupation.

“Treaty of Nonaggression Between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.’ The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy.   http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/nonagres.asp

The Nazi- Soviet Non-Aggression pact was signed on August 23, 1939 between Germany and the Soviet Union. The two powers agreed not to be violent with each other, nor assist a third party in harming the other. They also agreed to share information with each other and to resolve conflict in a friendly manner. The treaty was supposed to stand for 10 years, and was meant to be revised before the last year and extended an additional 5 years if neither party objected.