On October 3, 2018 Taras Martynenko delivered a lecture "In Face of the Shoah: Practices of Lviv Citizens During the Holocaust (1941-1944)".
The behaviour of the local population remains one of the few topics in the history of the Shoa, concerning which discussions are still ongoing. The fragmentariness and subjectivity of sources as well as the conflict of national narratives of the history of the Second World War on these territories do not contribute to shaping the complex vision of the situation. The main task of the lecture is to reconstruct the coherent picture of behaviour among Lviv’s inhabitants under conditions of occupation and genocide. The researcher will focus on the detailed analysis of the entire range of behavioural reactions and interpretations of the situation by different population groups and on identifying their local specific features.
"Lwów, לעמבערג, Львів, Lemberg, Lviv’43: The City that did (not) Survive" is a series of memorial activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of liquidation of the ghetto and Janowska concentration camp in Lviv. Throughout March-November, 2018, the city will host lectures, exhibitions, and memorial concerts. The program is running with support of Lviv City Council, and in partnership with research, museum, and cultural organization of the city, such as the Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes "Territory of Terror," Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Charity Fund Hesed-Arje, Lviv Organ and Chamber Music Hall, "Collegium Musicum" Music Agency, Jewish Studies Program at UCU, Charity fund B’ney B’rit "Leopolis" named after Emil Domberger.
Taras Martynenko is a historian who works on a book about the social history of Lviv during the Second World War.