Teaching the History of the Holocaust

On December 7, 2013 Center for Urban History hosted an academic workshop for teachers of history and social sciences at universities and schools, as well as for young scholars, entitled "The History of the Holocaust in Western Ukraine and Poland." The workshop was held on December 7-12, 2013 in Lviv and Lublin.

The workshop was dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Jewish community of Lviv. The workshop participants learned of Jewish Studies - related projects and resources of the Center for Urban History. Theoretical classes and discussions led by Ukrainian and Polish historians and scholars (Dr. Robert Kowalek, Dr. Robert Szuchta, Dr. Anatolii Podolskyi, Dr. Adam Kopciowski, Dr. Iryna Matsevko).

The workshop "The History of the Holocaust in Western Ukraine and Poland" was deal with the history and culture of Polish and Western Ukrainian Jewry on the eve, and during the Second World War and consisted of lectures, discussions, as well as visits to memorial sites pertaining to the tragedy of the Holocaust in the territories of modern Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland - museums and memorial complexes on the sites of former Nazi death camps Belzec, Sobibor, and Majdanek.

The workshop program is available here (in Ukrainian). 

Organized by:

The Ukrainian Center for the Study of Holocaust History, together with the State Museum at Majdanek (Poland), the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv), and with the support of the Claims Conference.