How to teach to remember? Discussion of historians on Ukrainske Radio
The conversation is dedicated to the problems and challenges of teaching history during the current war. How can we resist russian propaganda against us? Why are myths harmful? How to teach to remember? How to keep the memory of heroes and victims of the present and past alive?
"Ukrainian society, especially the historical community, has such a characteristic as the absence of fear of its own past. If there were, so much would not have been done in 30 years on the history of the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the history of Stalin's time, where there is an uncomfortable topic of collaboration. Another thing is that there is a difficult history of the past. However, I agree that in historical retrospect, the residents of Ukraine were obviously not only victims-heroes, but also criminals. But what distinguishes us from moscow is that we are not afraid to say so. And there is a demand for the true story. I have many of my students and pupils at the front who have been engaged in very complex studies of the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, and they are teaching their brothers," Podolskyi emphasizes.
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