Distinguished Speakers Series with Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Kyiv Mohyla Foundation and Chicago Business and Professional Group present the Distinguished Speakers Series with Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish History. His recently published book, “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence explores the idea that there is much that ordinary Ukrainians do not know about Jews and that ordinary Jews do not know about Ukrainians. As a result, those Jews and Ukrainians who may care about their respective ancestral heritages usually view each other through distorted stereotypes, misperceptions, and biases. This book sheds new light on highly controversial moments of Ukrainian-Jewish relations and argues that the historical experience in Ukraine not only divided ethnic Ukrainians and Jews but also brought them together.