Myths and Beyond: Jews in Ukraine

Myths and Beyond: Jews in Ukraine

facebook icon twitter icon email icon telegram icon link icon whatsapp icon

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Northwestern university of Chicago

29.7. 2015

Ratusha Restaurant (Rynok Sq. 1), Lviv

A common Ukrainian stereotype about Jews and Jewish history in Ukraine is typically based on myths, but not on understanding of complicated Jewish-Ukrainian relations. Did Jews rent Ukrainian churches? Did they regularly make Ukrainian peasants drunk? Did they lick the boots of Polish noblemen and favour communism? At the same time, were they really in for imperial attitudes and Ukrainian-bloodthirsty? In this lecture we were analyzing answers to these and other sore points that still dominate national and cultural memory of Ukrainians.

post picture

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

a professor of Jewish Studies and Jewish History at Northwestern university of Chicago. He taught at different schools, including Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Jerusalem University and Harvard. He is author of over a hundred of academic articles and six books. Lecturer of summer school of Jewish history at the Center for Urban History.

Event was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".


Сover Image: A. Kamennobrodsky "Golden Rose"