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Understanding Ukraine, tracing the roots of terror and violence, Marieluise Beck (ed.) ; with a foreword by Dmytro Kuleba - paperback

"The 2013-2014 Euromaidan Revolution's call for justice, dignity, and liberty brought Ukraine, which had 'disappeared ' behind the Iron Curtain for decades after the horrors of World War II, into the world's public consciousness. Yet, the country was soon almost forgotten again. In early 2022, the rapid escalation of Putin's war on Ukraine has put the country back into the spotlight. Without knowing the country's past, one cannot understand its present. This anthology tackles the complex history of terror and violence in Ukraine -- from the millionfold starvation of the Holodomor to the changing occupation regimes, from the 'Shoah by Bullets' to the Chornobyl disaster. Those ready to delve deeper into the checkered, painful history of the country will better understand Ukraine's current quest for independence, freedom, and democracy."--, Back cover
Table Of Contents
Preface to the New Edition April 2022 / Marieluise Beck -- Preface / Marieluise Beck -- Foreword / Dmytro Kuleba -- Introduction / Timothy Snyder -- Chapter 1: Stalinist Repressions : Red Famine / Anne Applebaum -- Holodomor: Understanding the History and Significance of the Great Ukrainian Famine / Serhii Plokhy -- Executed Renaissance: What the Ukrainian Intelligentsia’s Fate in the USSR Can Tell Us about Our World Today / Volodymyr Yermolenko -- Germans Search for Their Heritage in Declassified Ukrainian Archives / Oksana Grytsenko -- Deportation of Crimean Tatars: A Thorny Path through the Decades / Viktoria Savchuk -- Chapter 2: Occupation Forces in the Second World War : The Legacy of the Hitler-Stalin Pact: Ukraine between Nation and Imperial Rule / Jan Claas Behrend -- Ukraine Under Nazi Rule / Karel C. Berkhoff -- Stepan Bandera: On the Historical and Political Background of a Symbolic Figure / Wilfried Jilge -- The Forgotten Koriukivka Massacre / Christoph Brumme -- Bremen Police Officers in the Holocaust / Klaus Wolschner -- The Antonescu Regime and the “Jewish Question” in Romania / Ottmar Trașcă -- Volodymyr Kolchinsky: A Life Story / Nikolaus von Twickel -- Chapter 3: Remembrance and Responsibility : Repressed Memories of the Holocaust / Irina Sherbakova -- Remembrance Must Go beyond the Concentration Camps / Nikolai Klimeniouk -- Forced Laborers from Ukraine Destiny and Memory / Gelinada Grinchenko -- The Ukrainian Image of the Germans Thoughts on a Tragedy / Sebastian Christ -- Was Ukraine a Colony? / Gerhard Simon -- Chernobyl—Chornobyl: A Place of Remembrance of Global Significance / Anna Veronika Wendland -- Chernobyl: Disaster without an Aftermath / Rebecca Harms -- The Dawn of an Open Society / Eduard Klein -- Medusa and the Jellyfish Museum / Kateryna Mishchenko -- A Successful Decommunization? / Sébastien Gobert -- The Ukrainian Trauma / Yevhen Hlibovytsky
Literary Form
non fiction
New ed.
Physical Description
199 pages, ill., 21 cm

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