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Matthew Lenoe wins NEH fellowship

January 25, 2023

Red Army soldier writes home during World War II.

Matthew Lenoe, an associate professor of history, has won a prestigious $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to complete his book, tentatively titled Emotions, Experience and the End of the World: The Red Army, 1941–1942. Lenoe writes in his fellowship application that “on June 22, 1941, Axis armies invaded the Soviet Union, embarking on a war of extermination that would last four years and cost around 30 million lives.” He continues, “in spite of a series of devastating defeats in the first fifteen months of war, the defending Red Army survived and, together with other members of the Allied coalition, went on to victory in May 1945.”

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