Sarah Gruszka

Sarah Gruszka, born in 1985, is a historian specialized in World War II in the Soviet Union and in Soviet subjectivity studies. She is a member of CERCEC (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences/EHESS) and a research fellow at the Joint Research Unit (UMR-8224) Eur’ORBEM (CNRS/Faculté des Lettres – Sorbonne Université). She is the author of a dozen publications (most of them peer-reviewed) on the memory of WWII in the USSR and Russia, on the history of the Siege of Leningrad, and on Soviet diary practices. She is co-editor of “Ego-documents and Personal Archives in Russia from Middle Ages to Present” (Paris, Revue des études slaves, fasc. 1, 2021). She also contributes to the “Critical Encyclopedia of Testimony and Memory” (Philippe Mesnard and Luba Jurgenson eds.). Her PhD thesis, which she defended at the Sorbonne University in 2019, was awarded the “Prix de la Chancellerie des Universités de Paris”. 

Participation in Events

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 1: The Making of Majdanek – Cemetery of Europe (1944)

Research Seminar

Thursday, 25.02.2021, 16:00 to Thursday, 25.02.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 2: Dziga Vertov’s Blood for Blood (1941) in the Interval of Fall 1941

Research Seminar

Friday, 26.03.2021, 16:00 to Friday, 26.03.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 3: Soviet Footage on Nazi Crimes and Its Textual Documentation: Identification and Research Issues

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 4: Un-Seen: The Manyfold Lives of a 1943 Deportation Film Footage across the East-West Divide

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 18.05.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 18.05.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 5: Soviet Filmed Atrocity Images on American Movie Screens, 1942–1945, and Some Partial Answers to the Questions of What, When, Where and By Whom?

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 18:00 to Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 20:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 6: Towards a Forensic Cinema

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 7: How to Tell the Story of Liberated Concentration Camps: On the Written Documents of British Cameramen and Filmmakers

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 23.11.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 23.11.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 10: Between Fiction and History: Ethical Questions during the Historical Research for Son of Saul

Research Seminar

Thursday, 28.04.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 28.04.2022, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 12: Writing the History of the Holocaust and of Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Kharkiv

Research Seminar

Thursday, 16.06.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 16.06.2022, 18:00

Migrating Images and Image Migration: How Popular Culture Shapes the Visual History of the Holocaust


Monday, 12.09.2022, 18:00 to Wednesday, 14.09.2022, 20:00

Researcher (Soviet archives on the Holocaust, mainly textual and audio-visual documents)
CERCEC – EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris – France