Pavel Polian

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Pavel Markovich Polian, pseudonym: Pavel Nerler (Russian: Павел Маркович Полян; born 31 August 1952) is a Russian geographer and historian, Doctor of Geographical Sciences with the Institute of Geography (1998) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He authored over 300 publications. He is famous for his research on the history and geography of forced migrations.[1]

Under the pen name of Pavel Nerler, he is also a recoognized expert in literature, especially in Osip Mandelshtam's works.[citation needed]

He is also connected with liberal opposition in Russia and had received foreign grants for his work.[citation needed]

Brief bibliography

  • "Жертвы двух диктатур. Остарбайтеры и военнопленные в Третьем Рейхе и их репатриация. – М.: Ваш выбор ЦИРЗ, 1996. – 442 pp. (Victims of Two Dictatorships. Ostarbeiters and POW in Third Reich and Their Repatriation) ‹See Tfd›(in Russian)
  • Westarbeiters. Interned Gemans in the USSR (Prehistory, History, Geography). – "Вестарбайтеры". Интернированные немцы в СССР (предыстория, история, география) / Учебное пособие для спецкурса. Ставрополь—Москва: Изд-во СГУ, 1999. 48 pp; Вестарбайтеры. Интернированные немцы на советских стройках // Родина. 1999. № 9. pp. 21–25; ‹See Tfd›(in Russian) (the title is a pun with "Ostarbeiter")
  • Павел Полян. Не по своей воле...История и география принудительных миграций в СССР (Pavel Polyan, Not by Their Own Will... A History and Geography of Forced Migrations in the USSR). ОГИ Мемориал, Moscow, 2001. ISBN 5-94282-007-4.
  • Свитки из пепла. Еврейская “зондеркоммандо” в Аушвице-Биркенау и ее летописцы (Scrolls from the Ashes. Jewish "Sonderkommando" at Auschwitz-Birkenau and its Chroniclers), 2014
  • Сталинские депортации, 1928–1953
  • Обреченные погибнуть. Судьба советских военнопленных-евреев во Второй мировой войне. Воспоминания и документы
  • Отрицание отрицания, или Битва под Аушвицем: дебаты о демографии и геополитике холокоста


  1. ^ Polian's profile from the book Against Their Will on the site of Memorial
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