Anatolij Podolskyi

is a historian and director of the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Research in Kiev.


A reluctant look back

Jews and the Holocaust in Ukraine

In Ukraine, once a centre of eastern European Jewish life, the Jewish population and its culture all but perished during the Holocaust. During the Soviet period, that culture slipped yet further into oblivion. Today, Ukraine’s official politics of remembrance omits the country’s Jewish heritage, leaving it to private organisations to try to embed Jewish culture and history into national consciousness.

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