These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev, a historian, writer, and professor
in emigration. Among his writings are works related to the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union under the German occupation.
Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev was born in Vladimir, Russia, on October 6, 1906. He graduated from Moscow University in 1930 and
fell victim to the repressions of the Soviet government the same year, being arrested and sentenced to five years of labor
in a prison camp. In 1941 he was drafted; by 1942 he was in a German POW camp. Fleeing repatriation to the Soviet Union, Alekseev
managed to immigrate to the United States, where he arrived in 1951.
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