Myths and Beyond: Jews in Ukraine
Yohanan Petrovsky-ShternNorthwestern university of Chicago
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.
Event was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".
Сover Image: A. Kamennobrodsky "Golden Rose"