Alfred Erich Senn
is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught since 1961.He received a PhD in East European History from Columbia University in 1958. Senn is the author of eight books, several monographs, and numerous scholarly articles. One of his books, Gorbachevs Failure in Lithuania, was awarded the Edgar Anderson Presidential Prize by the American Association of Baltic Studies in 1996.
Protests in Estonia about Russian war memorials are the latest expression of a fiercely independent Baltic identity. Hostility towards Russia has simmered in the Baltic countries since the beginning of the Soviet occupation in 1944, following four years of brutal Nazi occupation. [more]