7th annual seminar “Holocaust history on the territories of Western Ukraine and Poland” June 24-29, 2014

On the 24-29th of June 2014, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (Kyiv) in cooperation with The State Museum of Majdanek and Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv) with the help of American Jewish Committee, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture and Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany held the Seventh annual scholar-methodic seminar for history teachers and young Ukrainian scholars “Holocaust history on the territories of Western Ukraine and Poland”. The seminar included lectures, discussions and visits to the memorial places connected with the tragedy of Holocaust on the territories of Western Ukraine and Poland. This year the seminar was devoted to the 10th anniversary of creating the Memorial on the former Nazi camp in Belzec. The range of problems of the seminar is the following: history and culture of Polish and Western-Ukrainian Jews on the eve and during the Second World War. The first day of the seminar was spent in Lviv in Center for Urban History and was dedicated to studying the cultural heritage of the Jewish community of Lviv. Projects and Judaica resources of Center for Urban History were also presented to the participants. Ukrainian and Polish historians (Dr. Anna Susak, Dr. Vasulii Rasevych, Dr. Anatolii Podolskii, Dr. Tomasz Haneiko, Dr. Pawel Spiewak, Dr. Adam Kopciowski) held theoretical lessons and discussions. The seminar took place in Lviv, Warsaw and Lublin. The participants visited memorial places of the Holocaust victims on the territories of Poland: museums and memorials on the places of former Nazi death-camps in Belzec, Sobibor and Majdanek.

[See programme (in Ukrainian)]

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