Magocsi to present new book about Babyn Yar in Germany

Paul Robert Magocsi, UJE Board Member and Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto will discuss Babyn Yar: History and Memory, a soon-to-be-published English-language book, on 5 June 2023 at European Viadrina University at Frankfurt (Oder). The event will be moderated by Andrii Portnov, Chair Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine, at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

In the volume, internationally renowned scholars discuss the treatment of Babyn Yar in culture, music, and the arts from Stalinist times to our own. Beyond the detailed and harrowing accounts of what took place in Kyiv in late September 1941, the essays in this volume realize the importance of preserving Babyn Yar as a symbol of the Holocaust and other tragedies of the twentieth century.

The book’s publication was supported by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.