Ukrainians and Jews: Volodymyr Yermolenko’s interview with Leonid Finberg

Volodymyr Yermolenko’s discussion with Leonid Finberg, Director of the Center for Studies in History and Culture of East European Jewry, took in Ukrainian-Jewish relations in history, about their positive and negative aspects, anti-Semitism and the search for mutual understanding, the Ukrainian liberation movement and the USSR, as well as the people who connect the Ukrainian and Jewish cultures.

Source: Ukraine in Histories and Stories: Essays by Ukrainian Intellectuals / ed. Volodymyr Yermolenko. – Kyiv: Internews Ukraine; UkraineWorld, 2019. – P. 254–271.



Yaroslav Polishchuk. Frontier Identity: 20th-Century Odesa

Turning over the pages of the twentieth-century cultural history of Odesa, the author analyzes the frontier identity that developed in this peculiar city. The first part analyzes the general processes that defined the cultural face of Odessa, while the second one presents the portraits of prominent artists, Vladimir Zhabotinsky, Pyotr Leshchenko, Mykhailo Zhuk, Borys Necherda, and Borys Khersonsky. Each of them originally embodied the image of the seaside city in its different identity and invariable charm. And if these figures are forgotten today, then we have a good opportunity to know and evaluate them more deeply, at the same time rethinking the phenomenon of twentieth-century Odesa.
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Soviet censorship of Holocaust memory and other topics of the new Yehupets issue

Historians Ola Hnatiuk and Anna Umanska talk on historical, literary and artistic discoveries that the 28th issue of Yehupets Art & Criticism Almanac offers to its readers.

Art historian Iryna Meleshkina on “wandering stars” of Ukraine’s Jewish theater



Yehupets Art & Criticism Almanac 28

Contents:

Поза рубриками. Леонід Фінберг. Ми не помітили, як змінилися: Промова на церемонії вручення нагороди «Світло справедливості» за моральне, духовне та етичне лідерство.
Проза. Віорел Котик. Ярмулка. Сюзі; Йорам Канюк. Рік 1948.
Поезія. Станіслав Чернілевський. Переклади Осипа Мандельштама, Бориса Пастернака та Анни Ахматової; Марія Тілло (Абрамович). Вірші.
Критика та публіцистика. Галина Аккерман, Філіп де Лара. Україна, Європа і пам’ять про Голокост; Мирослав Шкандрій. Формування єврейської ідентичності в українській літературі, 1914–1929 Continue reading