aaus-list @ ukrainianstudies.org -- [aaus-list] Remembering Babyn Yar

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The Ukrainian Studies Program, in cooperation with the Institute for 
Israel and Jewish Studies, will host the panel discussion:


Babyn Yar (Babi Yar), a ravine in Kyiv, Ukraine, was the site of the 
massacre of Jews, Ukrainians, Gypsies and other civilians by the Nazis 
in late September 1941.

Panel speakers will include:

Dr. Natan Meir (University of Southampton, lecturer in East European 
Jewish History and Culture), discussing the history of Jews in Kyiv and 
the place of Babyn Yar in Kyiv today;

Mr. Vitaliy Pohribnyi (Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of 
Ukraine to the United Nations, Political and Media Affairs), discussing 
the Ukrainian government's work in the area of Ukrainian-Jewish relations;

Dr. Vladimir Melamed (Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Shklar 
Visiting Scholar), discussing the role of collaboration in the Babyn Yar 
massacres based on oral histories of Holocaust survivors; and

Mr. Martin Horwitz (American World Jewish Service, Director of Jewish 
Community Development Fund), discussing debates surrounding the plan to 
erect a large monument and Jewish community center on the territory of 
Babyn Yar.

Moderated by Prof. Mark von Hagen, Director of the Ukrainian Studies 
Program and Chair of Columbia's Department of History.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27 at 12:00pm
WHERE: Room 1219, International Affairs Building (12th floor), Columbia 
University, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY

For further information, please contact Diana at 212-854-4697 or 

Diana Howansky
Staff Associate
Ukrainian Studies Program
Columbia University
Room 1208, MC3345
420 W. 118th Street
New York, NY  10027
(212) 854-4697

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