Stalingrad p.10 by Grossman
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This week, Matt and Cameron finish up Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad as we close the story of Rodimtsev’s embattled Guards Regiment in the city of Stalingrad and close out (for now!) the stories of the people we’ve been following for months now. We’ll be talking about Feminist perspectives on the work, de-mythologization of warfare, and spending some time drinking our feelings out about our favorite character, Pyotr Vavilov. Grab your copy of Stalingrad, your preferred celebratory drink, and tune in!
Major themes: Motherhood, the soldier as adolescent, the spirit of the worker at war
04:30 - Sorry about the bells, those are my housemate’s kittens.
07:20 - Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
47:49 - Slight correction, the Wehrmacht was not the organization that implemented the Final Solution proper, although their units were involved in the “shoah by bullet.”
50:49 - Nestor Makhno
01:15:39 - Stalingrad Lives! by Ian Garner