Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, "What Ukrainians and Jews Know and What They Do Not Know about One Another"

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and a Professor of Jewish History at Northwestern University.

There is much that ordinary Ukrainians do not know about Jews and that ordinary Jews do not know about Ukrainians. As a result, those Jews and Ukrainians who may care about their respective ancestral heritages usually view each other through distorted stereotypes, misperceptions, and biases. This talk sheds new light on highly controversial moments of Ukrainian-Jewish relations and argues that the historical experience in Ukraine not only divided ethnic Ukrainians and Jews but also brought them together.

Presented with the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies, the Petro Jacyk Program at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies, and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street