From February to April 2015, the Center will host Sarah Grandke, a master’s student from LMU in Munich. She is studying in the master’s program Eastern European Studies. From 2009 to 2012 she studied civil, social sciences and history in Erfurt and Lodz. She is interested in Eastern and Central Europe, especially in the history and culture of Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine in the twentieth century. Sarah focuses primarily on the culture of memory and politics of history. The past two years she worked at the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism on the research project "The Persecution of Sinti and Roma in Munich and the Persecution of Munich Communists in 1933-45." In addition, Sarah worked in various German foundations and memorial sites of concentration camps.
Sarah will come to Lviv to familiarize herself with the Ukrainian academic environment, communicate with local and foreign historians, improve her knowledge of the Ukrainian language, and prepare for her master’s thesis, which she will begin to write in the fall of 2015.
She is involved in several projects at the Center for Urban History and helps in processing the latest publications on urban history in Germany for our library.