“Experiences of Reconciliation in Polish-Ukrainian Relations”
Professor Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak
The presentation will focus on two partic-ular cases of the Polish-Ukrainian reconcil-iation: a successful one, in case of the Polish Military Cemetery in Lviv (early 2000s) and a failed one, with regard to the 1943 Polish ethnic cleansing by Ukrainian nationalists (in 2013). It will seek to ana-lyze the reasons for these cases of success and failure in a larger context of memory politics in Eastern Europe.
Yaroslav Hrytsak is a professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) where he is the director of the Jewish Studies Program. He has taught, among oth-ers, at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Central European Univer-sity. He is the author of numerous publications on modern history of Eastern Eu-rope, including “Prophet in his Native Land: Ivan Franko and His Community” (Kyiv, 2006; Polish translation in 2011; English translation is forthcoming) and has re-ceived various Ukrainian and foreign awards for his academic achievements and public activity.
Moderation: Professor Dr. Alexander Wöll