Cover Osteuropa 5/2010

In Osteuropa 5/2010

Minimally Provided For, Partially Respected
Nazi Victims in East European Countries

Sabine Erdmann-Kutnevic

Deutsche Fassung


Sixty-five years ago, the Second World War came to an end. Some of the pensioners in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia were born afterwards. But the overwhelming share of pensioners in these countries personally experienced the war. The state is doing too little to provide older people material, medicinal, and social care. The elderly are unable to contribute their skills, experience, and memories to society. Yet the relationship of society to its old people is an indicator of how civilised and mature it is.

(Osteuropa 5/2010, pp. 63–76)