Wolf Moskovich discusses Ukrainian-Jewish relations in Paris

UJE Board Member Wolf Moskovich lectured in Paris on 5 October 2018, following his moving discussion with Holocaust survivor Lili Stern-Pohlmann in London the previous day to discuss the legacy of Andrei Sheptytsky, the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Hosted by Iryna Dmytryshyn, head of Ukrainian studies at France’s Inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales), Dr. Moskovich in his talk touched upon a wide range of topics: the historic relationship between Ukrainians and Jews; anti-Semitism, which he argued is low in contemporary Ukraine; long-held stereotypes and how they are changing, particularly on the part of young people; Metropolitan Sheptytsky’s heroism during the Second World War as he sheltered Jews; and other topics.

Dr. Moskovich, who is also Professor Emeritus at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, is considered the father of Ukrainian studies in Israel. Below is a video presentation of his important Ukrainian-language lecture, which drew on Dr. Moskovich’s profound knowledge of Ukrainian and Jewish history.

Lecture by Prof. Wolf Moskovich, “Ukrainian-Jewish Relations: A View on Their Future”, 5 October 2018, Paris, Inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales). (In Ukrainian)

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Iryna Dmytryshyn, head of Ukrainian studies at France’s Inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales).

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Prof. Wolf Moskovich, UJE Board Member, Professor Emeritus Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Question and answer.

Text, video and photos: Natalia A. Feduschak