Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Dr Immo Rebitschek

Former Academic Staff Immo Rebitschek

Research associate

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Mail: immo.rebitschek@uni-jena.de

Immo Rebitschek’s main area of research is nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian/Soviet history. Since 2018, he has been lecturing as an assistant professor for the Chair of Eastern European History at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. In 2017, he held an assistant professorship at the Department for Russian and Soviet History at the Justus Liebig University, Gießen. He received two research fellowships from the German Historical Institute in Moscow in 2017 and 2019, and from 2012 to 2016, he served as a research associate for the Imre Kertész Kolleg. He is currently responsible for organizing the Imre Kertész Kolleg’s weekly Monday Seminars.

In 2018, he received his PhD from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena for his thesis on the history of Stalinist procuracy. His PhD project was awarded the University of Jena’s dissertation prize for the Faculty of Philosophy. Rebitschek has published widely on the history of Soviet criminal justice and war crime tribunals, Stalinist and post-Stalinist statehood and also on the history of Ukraine in the aftermath of the First World War. His recent research project deals with famine and food policies in late Imperial Russia.

Research Project

The Hungry Empire: Famine, Relief and Profit in Late Imperial Russia (1891–1914)

Main areas of research

  • Soviet legal history
  • Criminal Justice under Stalin
  • Stalinist and post-Stalinist statehood
  • Famine and food crises in late Imperial Russia
  • Ukraine in 1918

Positions and memberships

  • Member – Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
  • Member – Historikerverband (VdH)
  • Member – Verband der Osteuropahistoriker (VOH)

Monographs

Die disziplinierte Diktatur. Stalinismus und Justiz in der sowjetischen Provinz, 1938 bis 1956. Köln/Weimar/Wien 2018.

Edited Volumes

Barba Klich-Kluczewska / Joachim von Puttkamer/ Immo Rebitschek (eds.): Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century: Fearing the Nation. (forthcoming).

Articles

Immo Rebitschek / Rayk Einax: Russisches Reich und Sowjetunion: 1914 bis 1929, in: Werner Daum (ed.): Handbuch der europäischen Verfassungsgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert (forthcoming).

Hungry and Different – “Otherness” in Imperial Famine Relief: 1891-92, in: Kati Parppei/Bulat Rakhimzyanov (eds.): Images of Otherness in Russia, 1400-1917: At the Crossroads of History and Politics. Leiden  (forthcoming).

Vom Ende der Unantastbarkeit. Die sowjetische (Geheim)Polizei nach Stalins Tod (1953-1956), in: Thomas Grotum/Lena Haase/Georgios Terizakis (eds.): Polizei in Umbruchssituationen. Politische, gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Dimensionen. Wiesbaden (forthcoming).

Imperial Biopolitics: Famine in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1891 to 1947, in: Barba Klich-Kluczewska / Joachim von Puttkamer / Immo Rebitschek (eds.): Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century: Fearing the Nation. (forthcoming).

Statebuilding under Occupation. Pavlo Skoropadsky’s Hetmanate in 1918, in: Revolutionary Russia 32,2 (2019), pp. 226-250.

Lessons from the Terror: Soviet Prosecutors and Police Violence in One Province, 1942 to 1949, in: Slavic Review 78,3 (2019), pp. 738-757.

Feindbilder auf dem Prüfstand: Sowjetische Kollaborateure im Fokus der Revisionskommissionen, 1954 und 1955, in: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 65,2 (2017), pp. 262-281.

Immo Rebitschek et al. “Prosecution and Trajectories after 1945”, in: Robert Gerwarth/ Jochen Boehler (eds.): The Waffen SS: A European History. Oxford 2016, pp. 294-330.

Neuvermessung und Neugestaltung eines Erinnerungsortes: Die Gedenkstätte Permʹ-36, in: Raphael Utz/ Jörg Ganzenmüller (Hrsg.), Sowjetische Gesellschaftsverbrechen und Russische Erinnerung. Orte – Akteure – Deutungen. München 2014, S. 91-108.

Strafverfolgung im Stalinismus. Das Schicksal „Nicht-Politischer“ Häftlinge, in: Julia Landau/ Irina Scherbakowa (Hrsg.), Gulag. Texte und Dokumente 1929-1956. Göttingen 2014, pp. 128-139.

Reviews

Pomeranz, William: Law and the Russian State. Russia’s Legal Evolution from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin. London  2019, in: H-Soz-Kult, 02.04.2020.

Waterlow, Jonathan: It's only a joke, comrade!. Humour, Trust and Everyday Life under Stalin 1928–1941. Oxford 2018, in: H-Soz-Kult, 14.05.2019.

Gorshkov, Boris: Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin. Accommodation, Survival, Resistance. London 2018, in: H-Soz-Kult, 13.02.2019.

Alexander Vatlin: Agents of Terror. Ordinary Men and Extraordinary Violence in Stalin’s Secret Police, edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Seth Bernstein. University of Wisconsin Press 2016, in: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 67,2 (2019), S. 337-339.

Viola, Lynne: Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial. Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine. New York: Oxford University Press 2017, in: Revolutionary Russia 31 (2018), S. 310-312.

Bohn, Thomas M.; Einax, Rayk; Abeßer, Michel (Hrsg.): De-Stalinization reconsidered. Persistence and Change in the Soviet Union. Frankfurt am Main 2014, in: H-Soz-Kult, 19.03.2015.

Tamara Petkevich: Memoir of a Gulag Actress. DeKalb 2010, in: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas.

Wendy Z. Goldman: Inventing the Enemy. Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia. Cambridge 2011, in: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas.