2011–12 Diane and Howard Wohl Fellow Oleksandr Marinchenko
Oleksandr Marinchenko is a PhD candidate at Dnipropetrovs’k National University, Ukraine. For his Diane and Howard Wohl Fellowship, he is conducting research on “The Fate of Soviet Prisoners of War in Ukraine (1941–42)”.
Mr. Marinchenko’s publications include “Nazi ‘Criminal Orders’ as a Normative Framework for the Extermination of Soviet Prisoners of War” in Ukraine during World War II and the Great Patriotic War (1939‒1945): Problems of Contemporary History (2010); “Questions for Discussion Regarding the Tragedy of Soviet Prisoners of War in the Light of Recent Russian and Ukrainian Historiography,” in An Anthology of Articles for the Seventy-Year Anniversary of the Beginning of the Great Patriotic War (2011); “Nazi Politicy in the POW Camps in the Territory of Ukraine in 1941 and Early 1942” at Nazi Camps in the Occupied Soviet Territories: An International Symposium (Paris, 2011); and “The Situation and Legal Status of Soviet Prisoners of War in the Context of International Agreements and Internal Documents of the Warring Sides” in the collectively authored eight-volume monograph The Great Victory (2011).
During his tenure at the Museum, Mr. Marinchenko will utilize Museum resources to complete his research on the fate of Soviet prisoners of war in Ukraine. He will use the Museum’s files from the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the State Archives of the Russian Federation. He will also make use of the Museum’s collections of documents from the Central State Archives of Ukraine, none of which are available to researchers or scholars in Ukraine.