In Agnieszka Holland’s historically informed drama, a Welsh journalist travels to 1933 Ukraine, then in the grip of famine.
Ms. Tokarczuk was awarded the prize “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.” The award had been postponed from last year following a scandal…
After selling out both shows earlier this year, The Old House returns for a second run.
The Old House takes place in 1970s Odessa, Ukraine, and follows the story of a young man who grows up in a Soviet-style apartment building where he was raised by both his parents, and his neighbours. The entire building sees one another as family.
Historical narratives are built around artifacts—preserved and frail relics from past epochs. Mythology erupts in the absence of such relics, and it is the sort of absence that doesn’t let one alone. Celebrating its first centennial this year, the Jewish Archive at the Vernadsky Library in Kiev is, perhaps, one of the oddest crossroads of history and mythology: It is filled with incredible artifacts of the Eastern European Jewish past, and yet, it hangs suspended within a cognitive void, in the absence of the community that engendered these artifacts.
Rhea Clyman, a Canadian journalist born in Poland, is finally getting more international recognition as the first and one of the few journalists who exposed the Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s genocidal starvation of 4 million Ukrainians from 1932-1933.
Welcome to Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. I’m Peter Bejger. One of the old jokes during the Communist era in Eastern Europe was the quip that you could never predict history….
On Saturday night December 14, 1929, the Forverts announced, Malke Locker was scheduled to give a performance of Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian and German folk songs—plus a few Hasidic nigunim.
A disturbing example of the exploitation of Jewish themes for anti-Ukrainian propaganda in Russia can be found in a recent provincial theatre production that has drawn national attention. The director Mikhail Sales has staged the…
The 333-square-meter piece of street art features 24 historical, cultural and folk figures that belong to Ukrainian, Russian and Jewish history and culture.