At the beginning of the 20th century, Boryslav was the world’s third-largest producer of oil after Pennsylvania and Baku — Vladyslava Moskalets

A conversation about “Galician California,” Bruno Schulz, oil, [Habsburg emperor] Franz Josef, and Jewish life in Western Ukraine. Our guest on today’s program is Dr. Vladyslava Moskalets, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at…

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Our society perceives the arrival of Hasidim in Uman as the influx of a foreign culture to the land of Ukraine, but this is a mistaken belief”: Marharyta Yehorchenko

Our guest on the show is the literary specialist Marharyta Yehorchenko, editor and compiler of the publication Jewish Addresses of Ukraine (Dukh i Litera, 2020). Vasyl Shandro: Are we talking about these addresses exclusively in…

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The author of ‘Hitler’s Furies’ seeks to describe the fate of the women who, without holding official positions in the Third Reich, were perpetrators of the Holocaust: Translator

We spoke with Viktoria Ivanenko, the translator of this book, written by historian Wendy Lower. Viktoria Ivanenko: The original version of the book Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields came out in…

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“I would not consider writing with light on the bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Sophia a Hanukkah tradition”—Diana Klochko

A conversation with art historian Diana Klochko about Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s lights  Iryna Slavinska: How new is the Kyiv tradition of installing Hanukkah candles on Kontraktova Ploshcha? Diana Klochko: They have been installed…

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“The individual and collective memory of Yevbaz is a certain construct; it is a mosaic of personal experience and the recollections of relatives and neighbors”: A conversation with Maryna Hrymych, pt. 2

The continuation of the conversation about the Jewish Bazaar, Yevbaz, the renowned location in Kyiv that is portrayed in the novels of Maryna Hrymych. Iryna Slavinska: What is Yevbaz today? Maryna Hrymych: Today, Yevbaz is…

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