Oskars Gruziņš //
My Father Wore an Occupier’s Uniform: Experiences of Children Born of Third Reich and Soviet Soldiers in Latvia.
Dr Barbara Stelzl-Marx and Prof. Vita Zelce
Oskars was born in Latvia and after the fall of the USSR emigrated with his family to America. After studying history and journalism at New York University, and working at the Museum of the Occupations of Latvia, in connection to an American Latvian Youth Association scholarship, he focussed upon history and politics.
He studied for his Masters in International Relations at University of Kent’s Brussels School for International Studies, and subsequently worked in the European Parliament for a leader of Latvia’s independence and the organiser of the Baltic Way manifestation, MEP Sandra Kalniete. Among his tasks at the EP, Oskars organised the work of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group, a group of nearly 50 MEPs addressing the darker pages of European history on the political level.
Oscars is now a board member of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Important findings from his research have been included in the museum's permanent exhibition.
Hilger, A., Gruziņš, O. (2022). Intimacy, “Treason,” and “Ideological Transgression”: POWs and Women on the Eastern Front of the Second World War. In: Reiss, M., Feltman, B.K. (eds) Prisoners of War and Local Women in Europe and the United States, 1914-1956. Genders and Sexualities in History. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83830-0_10
Leading Museum with CHIBOW Discovered Materials in its Permanent Exhibition / February 2023
CHIBOW early stage researcher participates in discussion at Latvia's National Library / February 2017
CHIBOW early stage researcher conducts his first interviews in Latvia / January 2017
CHIBOW ESR calls for participants on Latvia’s Radio 1 / January 2017
CBOW early stage researcher participates in the projects LIVINGMEMORIES mission to Perm, Russia / October 2016
CHIBOW early stage researcher finishes his second “secondment” in Leipzig, Germany / October 2016
CBOW early stage researchers hold Advanced Training Course 5 and Midterm Review in Warsaw / October 2016
CBOW early stage researcher goes to the Riga harbor area to participate in an oral history interview / July 2016
CHIBOW early stage researcher attends a conference in Kaunas, Lithuania / Oskars / July 2016
CHIBOW early stage researcher presents his findings at the University of Pennsylvania / June 2016
CHIBOW early stage researcher gains valuable insight working with prominent Oral Historian / Mar 2016
CBOW early stage researcher finishes his first “secondment” in Cologne, Germany / Mar 2016
CBOW early stage researcher presents his first findings at Daugavpils XXVI international scientific reading / Feb 2016