Ethnic Factor in Nazi Occupation Policy During the First Stage of the Great Patriotic War (June 1941 - November 1942)

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In the article the author analyzes the main aspects of the Nazi government ethnic policy implemented on the occupied territory of the Soviet Union during the first stage of the Great Patriotic War (June 1941 - November 1942) in the «civic» sphere (local administering, regulating ethno-cultural activities, mobilizing labor force, etc.). The authour shows the peculiarities of using the «ethnic factor» by Nazi occupants, and identifies its main trends, including promotion of nationalism, separatism, and russophobia, as well as the contradictions of the Nazi policies in the matter of granting self-government to the peoples of the Soviet Union.

F L Sinitsyn

Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences

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Центр военной истории; Институт российской истории РАН; Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences

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