The Shoah in Ukraine

The Shoah in Ukraine

History, Testimony, Memorialization
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Format: Paperback 23 b&w illus., 8 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-22268-8
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On the eve of the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941, Ukraine was home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. Between 1941 and 1944, some 1.4 million Jews were killed there, and one of the most important centers of Jewish life was destroyed. Yet, little is known about this chapter of Holocaust history. Drawing on archival sources from the former Soviet Union and bringing together researchers from Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States, The Shoah in Ukraine sheds light on the critical themes of perpetration, collaboration, Jewish-Ukrainian relations, testimony, rescue, and Holocaust remembrance in Ukraine.

Contributors are Andrej Angrick, Omer Bartov, Karel C. Berkhoff, Ray Brandon, Martin Dean, Dennis Deletant, Frank Golczewski, Alexander Kruglov, Wendy Lower, Dieter Pohl, and Timothy Snyder.

Author Bio

Ray Brandon is a freelance editor, translator, and researcher based in Berlin. A former editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, English Edition, he has also lived and worked in Ukraine and Poland.

Wendy Lower is a research fellow and lecturer at Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich. Author of Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, she is a past research fellow and Director of Visiting Scholar Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps

Introduction / Ray Brandon and Wendy Lower
1. The Murder of Ukraine's Jews under German Military Administration and in the Reich Commissariat Ukraine / Dieter Pohl
2. The Life and Death of Western Volhynian Jewry, 1921-1945 / Timothy Snyder
3. Shades of Grey: Reflections on Jewish-Ukrainian and German-Ukrainian Relations in Galicia / Frank Golczewski
4. Transnistria and the Romanian Solution to the "Jewish Problem" / Dennis Deletant
5. Annihilation and Labor: Jews and Thoroughfare IV in Central Ukraine / Andrej Angrick
6. "In him lies the weight of the entire administration": Nazi Civilian Rulers and the Holocaust in Zhytomyr / Wendy Lower
7. Soviet Ethnic Germans and the Holocaust in the Reich Commissariat Ukraine, 1941-1944 / Martin Dean
8. Jewish Losses in Ukraine, 1941-1944 / Alexander Kruglov
9. Dina Pronicheva's Story of Surviving the Babi Yar Massacre: German, Jewish, Soviet, Russian, and Ukrainian Records / Karel C. Berkhoff
10. White Spaces and Black Holes: Eastern Galicia's Past and Present / Omer Bartov

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