"Why Did the USSR Not Crack in 1941-42?"
Dr. Steven Miner, Professor of History at Ohio University, is a specialist in recent Russian/Soviet and East European history.
In June, 1941, before the Nazi armies invaded the USSR, the Soviet army was 5.4 million strong. By December of that year, following the German invasion, almost 4 million languished in Nazi captivity, and a further 1 million had either died or were grievously wounded. Why did the USSR not collapse as a result of this unprecedented catastrophe? Come learn more about this puzzling time in history. This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Baker Room 242