Holocaust & Lost Cultural & Urban Spaces in Modern Ukraine

with Iryna Starovoyt, Marla Osborn, and Moderated by Marina Pesenti, Director of Ukrainian Institute

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The Post Maidan revolution years shaped a new public discourse on the issue of Ukraine’s incorporating Jewish history into its national narrative. A new trend to uncover Jewish cultural presence in cities, once predominantly Jewish, is being seized upon by Ukrainian intellectuals, and this course will explore its effects.

The history of collective trauma runs in each community. The Maidan Revolution in Kiev triggered an intense process of identity search. Including a public discourse on the issue of Ukraine’s incorporating Holocaust and Jewish history overall into its national narrative. Come and hear the perspectives of experts in the complexity and vibrancy of this debate within Ukraine.

Dr Iryna Starovoyt is a lecturer at UCU, a leading public intellectual in Lviv, regularly speaking on narratives of remembrance, lost cultural landscapes in her native Lviv, mass violence and its reflection in collective memory; Iryna Starovoyt, a scholar at Ukrainian Catholic University; Marla Osborn, leader of Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, an NGO based in Lviv; Moderated by Marina Pesenti, Director of Ukrainian Institute

Marla Osborn is a Californian of Jewish descent who moved to Lviv only recently and set up an NGO, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, which restores material artifacts of Jewish community life in Galicia. She is documenting Holocaust experiences of local residences and contributes to the museum of town history in Rohatyn

Marina Pesenti is Director of Ukrainian Institute London. She spent 10 years with BBC World service a producing and presenting radio programmes. She also worked in communications and business conference producing.

 

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