Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with Julia Korsunsky of RememberUs.org

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-An interview with Pawlina Today we’ll be speaking with Julia Korsunsky, whose story we first heard on Nash Holos last year. Julia is the Executive Director of RememberUs.org, a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts. Her organization is involved in commemorating mass grave sites of Holocaust victims, which include her great grandparents and many other relatives. […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Alti Rodal, Co-Director of UJE. Part 2 of 2

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-An interview with Pawlina Regular listeners to Nash Holos will be familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This Toronto-based privately organized multinational initiative sponsors the long running series on the show, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. This series of vignettes, cultural capsules and interviews has opened a window on this hitherto little known aspect of the […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Alti Rodal, Co-Director of UJE. Part 1 of 2

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-An interview with Pawlina In this episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, UJE Co-Director Alti Rodal discusses a new exhibit catalogue, their upcoming ROM exhibit and museum developments in Ukraine. (Part 1 of a 2-part interview.) If you’re a regular listener to Nash Holos, you will be very familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with Diane Covert, an American Jewish photographer who documents pogroms, genocide and terrorism

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-An interview with Pawlina Diane Covert is a Boston-based photographer who uses her talent & love of the craft to bring attention to genocide and terrorism. Diane’s work was brought to my attention by Allison Zivin at the Felshtin Society in New York. (Interview with the president of the Felshtin Society, Alan Bernstein, is here.) […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Commemorating the 1919 pogroms—A chat with the president of the Felshtin Society

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  -An interview with Pawlina Ukrainian Jewish Heritage is a series that has been ongoing here at Nash Holos for several years now, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto. The series … for me and also, I hope, for Nash Holos listeners … has opened a window into the fascinating, centuries-old yet little […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Compelling book describes heartbreaking difficulties of mass migration of Eastern European Jews

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–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger. Who closes the door? And who can open it? Who escapes? And who doesn’t? A compelling book entitled The Great Departure: Mass Migration From Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahra answers some of these questions. Tara Zahra is a professor of modern European […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian discusses how museums can tackle difficult issues of history

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–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger. History, trauma, and the museum space. Museums can offer many faces to the world. From dusty collections of artefacts to dramatic arenas outlining—or avoiding—compelling national or cultural narratives. A recent lecture sponsored by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv looked at the role museums […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Odessa Review reflects on Ukrainian-Jewish relations past and present

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    –Written and narrated by Peter Bejger. Perhaps some listeners fall into the same serendipitous mood I do when reading a book, or any collection of texts. Perhaps you start from the end. Or the middle. After all, every story has a beginning, middle, and end. But it doesn’t have to be told in […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Poetry festival celebrates the historical memory and literary legacy of Chernivtsi, Ukraine

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    Poetry in a time of war. Such is the headline by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, or FAZ, in its recent reporting on the dynamic annual poetry festival Meridian Czernowitz, held earlier in September in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi. Why war? Because the newspaper picked up the subtle influences of […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Exploring the legacy of the Holocaust in Ukraine

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– Written and narrated by Peter Bejger. Guilt, justice, and family ties. These dramatic themes are recalled today due to the recent publication of the Ukrainian-language edition of East-West Street by Phillip Sands, a book presented by the author at this year’s Lviv Book Forum. The Ukrainian publication of the critically acclaimed book by Sands […]

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