Thanks to the longstanding cooperation between the Ukrainian office of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter and the Polish Cultural and Educational Center at Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, familiarization meetings were held between the UJE and the faculty and students of Poland's main universities in Warsaw and Poznań.
On 20–21 February 2023 Ihor Kryvosheia, head of the Polish Cultural and Educational Center, who was in Poland on official business, presented books published with UJE support, as well special UJE Ukrainian embroidered shirts (vyshyvankas), to his Polish colleagues.
The following individuals received gifts: Robert Sucharski, dean of the University of Warsaw's Institute for Intedisciplinary Studies "Artes Liberales"; Tadeusz Epstein, professor at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; Miloš Řezník, directorofthe
Deutsches Historisches Institut, Warsaw; Dr. Katarzyna Jędraszczyk, lecturer in History at the Institute of European Culture, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań; and Rafal Witkowski, vice-rector of Adam Mickiewicz University.
The Polish educators noted the growing interest in the country in the study of Ukrainian history, particularly Ukrainian-Jewish Studies. In recent times this interest has risen steadily.
Vladyslav Hrynevych, Jr.
UJE Regional Manager, Ukraine
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