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Cooperation between Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians in Lviv during WWII

Cooperation between Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians in Lviv during WWII
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Oct 20th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 20th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Jewish Studies, Humanities, Human Geography (UTSC), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), 2000-
Talk by Aleksandra (Ola) Hnatiuk, University of Warsaw

The Centre for Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies and the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine presents

Cooperation between Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians in Lviv during WWII

During WWII Lviv experienced a variety of traumatic occupations that disrupted the balance of relations between its major ethnic inhabitants, Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians. Prof Hnatiuk explores the myths, the animosities, and the interactions between these groups during the war years, dispelling many of the presumed truths about irremediable hostility and conflicts. Her focus is on the relations between individuals as documented in personal archives rather than on collective perceptions and activities.

Alexandra (Ola) Hnatiuk received her PhD in Ukrainian Literature from Warsaw University in 1992. She was a Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute Shklar Fellow in 2001-2002. Dr. Hnatiuk is Professor in Culture Studies at Warsaw University, and since 2010 she is Adjunct Professor at Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Head of the Master's Program in the History Department, Coordinator of the Joint Master's Program of Kyiv Mohyla Academy with Warsaw University. From 2000-2005 she was Associate Professor at OBTA, Warsaw Universify, and from 1997-2011 she served as Head of the Department of Ukrainian Literature at the Institute of Slavic Languages at the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2006-2010, Dr. Aleksandra Hnatiuk served in the Diplomatic Corps of Poland as First-Counsellor, Head of Science, Education and Culture Department at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the Polcul Foundation Award for activities aimed at fostering Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation in Culture, Przeglad Wschodni Award in 2004 (Warsaw), Jerzy Giedroyc Award in Humanities in 2004, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, the Antonovych Foundation Award in 2010, and most recently, the Polonia Restituta Award - the Republic of Poland State Award in 2012.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Olga Kesarchuk at 416-946-8497.

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