Jews and the new Ukraine

with Professor Yaroslav Hrytsak, Losif Zissels and Mark Freiman

Classes & Courses

Ukraine has been through a period of turbulence, as the pro-Europe mass uprising in its capital, followed by the Russia-orchestrated partial annexation of its territory and the war, triggered an intense process of identity search. A new identity project is underway, factoring in the experiences and histories of all people living on Ukrainian soil.

How does Ukraine's Jewish community fit into this mosaic and what is the significance of a new term for this community, now known as "Ukrainian Jews"? What is the role Jews play in contemporary Ukraine? What are the outcomes of the official politics of memory in Ukraine, which on one hand, makes important steps in bringing awareness of the scale of the Holocaust in Ukraine, and on the other, elevates the status of WW2 Ukrainian underground resistance, some parts of which were implicated in atrocities against the Jewish population? And finally - what to make of conflicting reports about Ukraine's anti-semitism? 

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JW3
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