Daina S. Eglitis

is an associate professor of sociology and international affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a former fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the author of numerous academic articles on society, politics and history in Eastern Europe. She is the author of Imagining the Nation: History, Modernity, and Revolution in Latvia, and a co-editor of Central and East European Politics: Changes and Challenges.


Cover for: The Soviet legacy of rape and denial

The Soviet legacy of rape and denial

The crimes of Bucha have a long history

The use of rape as a weapon of war is not new. The army that terrorizes civilians and targets women today in Ukraine is the same one that has never had to reckon with its own horrific World War II crimes.

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