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Mapping Memories: Babyn Jar and other "forgotten” sites of the Holocaust - The Holocaust in Ukraine

Mapping Memories: Babyn Jar and other "forgotten” sites of the Holocaust - The Holocaust in Ukraine

This is a audio recording of the panel about the holocaust in Ukraine. It was part of the conference "Mapping Memories" on October 16, 2017.


Input: Events and figures
Ukraine was one of the major arenas of the Second World War and a place where the racist policy of extermination of the German national socialist regime reached a new dimension. This panel will provide an overview of the Holocaust in Ukraine. What was the basis for determining the number of victims, and what geographical areas do these figures refer to? Who carried out the murders, and what was the share of non-German perpetrators? Who are the non-Jewish victim groups, and how is information transmitted to and from them?
Andrej Umansky, University of Cologne/Yahad-In Unum

Input: After the war and remembrance during real socialism
How did the state deal with the place of Babyn Jar and the victims after 1944/45? What civic forms of remembrance existed? When did remembrance begin of Jews as a victim group? And are Jews also commemorated as partisans and resistance fighters or only as victims?
Oleksandr Zaytsev, Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic University

Panel: Contemporary forms of remembrance – the role of the Holocaust today
After independence, remembering the Second World War in Ukraine has become ever more controversial yet also more socially significant. How are the Holocaust and Second World War remembered today? What victim groups represent the main focus? How is commemoration influenced by current politics? And what are the perspectives of Western and Eastern Ukraine and Kiev?
Andreas Umland, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kiyv

Afterwards: panel discussion with Andry Umansky, Oleksandr Zaytsev and Andreas Umland


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  • Produktion: 16.10.2017

  • Spieldauer: 232 Min.

  • hrsg. von: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung


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