Vojin Majstorovic | Department of History

Vojin Majstorovic

Assistant Professor
WH 247
Military History, World War II

I am a historian of World War II, with a specialization in the Soviet Union's Red Army. My manuscript explores the Red Army's encounter with Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Austria during the last year of the war, with a focus on explaining Soviet-perpetrated sexual violence. My second major project, still in the research phase, deals with how the Soviet armed forces responded to the Holocaust across the Eastern Front. My research is based on archival and personal sources from Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Germany, and the USA. My approach as a military historian is to illuminate my subject matter from multiple perspectives; from the standpoint of frontline soldiers, military commanders in the field, the high political and military leadership in Moscow, and allied armies and civilians who experienced Soviet liberation and military rule.

Selected Publications:

"An Essay on Archival Sources to Study the Soviet Army's Response to the Holocaust,"

S: I.M.O.N. Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation (forthcoming, 2019).

"Red Army Troops Encounter the Holocaust: Transnistria, Moldavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Austria, 1944-1945," Holocaust and Genocide Studies 32, no. 2 (September 2018): 249-271.

"The Red Army in Yugoslavia, 1944-1945," Slavic Review 75, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 396-421.

Select Awards:

Sharon Abramson Research Grant for the Study of the Holocaust (2019)

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Fellowship, Jewish Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (2018)

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute For Holocaust Studies, Vienna, Austria (2017-2018)

Centre for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History, Munich, Germany (2017)

Alexander Grass Memorial Fellow, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA (2016-2017)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2012-2013)