Abstract

SUMMARY:

This article by E. Baraban examines how family trope and metaphors of kinship were used and modified in Stalin-era films about the Great Patriotic War, focusing on Mark Donskoi’s film The Unconquered (Nepokorennye, 1945) as a case study. The utilitarian approach to interpretations of the war and the heroic pathos that became canonical in Soviet narratives of the war resulted in the exclusion of the Jews and former POWs from the “big family” of the Soviet people. In turn, such representational strategy led to the omission of both the Holocaust and the experience of former POWs from Soviet discourse of the Great Patriotic War.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2164-9731
Print ISSN
2166-4072
Pages
pp. 473-497
Launched on MUSE
2015-10-07
Open Access
No
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