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How The Soviet Union Suppressed The Holocaust To Fight “Nationalism”

The Soviet authorities didn’t want their own historical narrative to face competition. That meant obliterating memory, rebuilding historical narratives, and suppressing literature. This article was...

Tolerance

The writer Yulia Verba has just published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldavanka” set in the dilapidated communal courtyards...

Kafka On Screen In Western Ukraine

Ukrainian Director Ivan Orlenko On His Debute Film “In Our Synagogue”. “In Our Synagogue” is the first film by Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko. The 30-minute,...

I Am A Jew!

Viktor Yerofeyev is one of the best known Russian writers working today, the author of modern classics such as “Life with an Idiot” (which...

A Short History Of Jewish Political Parties In Ukraine

Jewish political parties in Ukraine were partisan, ideological, fragmented, and ultimately crushed. But they left an indelible mark on Jewish history. The notion of “political...

Haunted By The Dybbuk In New York City

An-sky (pseudonym for Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport), was a legendary Jewish playwright who undertook an ethnographic expedition in Ukraine from 1912-1914 to record the culture of...

Wrestling With Dark History: Soviet Holocaust Films And The New Ukraine

Despite the fact that almost half of all Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust were killed on the territory of the Soviet Union, their...

Vitaly Chernoivanenko On Jewish Studies In Ukraine

Vitaly Chernoivanenko is an associate professor at the Department of History at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and co-director of the M.A. program...

Odessa Film Festival Raises Jewish Cinema’s Profile In Ukraine

On October 28th, the First Odessa Jewish Film Festival (OJFF) premiered with the French film The Jews, directed by Yvan Attal and starring Charlotte...

Jennifer Clement Speaks About The PEN International Congress Held In Lviv

Jennifer Clement is President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to the office. She is an American-Mexican writer and the...