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Anne Lise Bobeldijk

EHRI-Fellow (01/2019)


Competing Narratives of Victimhood in the Age of Transitional Justice. The History and Memory of the Terrorscape Maly Trostenets


BOBELDIJKThis PhD project focuses on the history and memory of the terrorscape of Maly Trostenets in Belarus and a number of Western European countries. The former kolkhoz and camp at Maly Trostenets and two nearby forests just outside Minsk were used by the Soviets (1937–1941) to eliminate ‘enemies of the Soviet Union’, and by the Nazis (1942–1944) to murder partisans, Soviet POWs, as well as Belarusian and Western European Jews. This research will analyse both of these histories of this terrorscape. It will examine the dynamics between these histories and their memory, and if and how they are conflicted, contested, or entangled with one another.


Anne-Lise Bobeldijk is a PhD candidate at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the University of Amsterdam. In 2014 and 2016 respectively, she completed an MA in Eastern European Studies and an MA in German Studies at the same university. Before her PhD research, she worked as a research assistant and as an intern at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and as an education officer and PR manager at the Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam.

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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is funded by:


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