Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Ukrainian Hour in englischer Sprache
Dr. Yuri Radchenko (Kharkiv-Chernivtsi)
Often it is not known that next to Ashkenazi Jews, Karaites lived in Ukraine. In some regions the German occupiers and their allies killed both groups together. In others, like Crimea, the Karaite population was often not persecuted. Often Crimean Tatars lobbied for the interests of the Karaites during the occupation. This intercession often saved thousands of lives. What happened in other regions of Ukraine, as Tatar-Muslims also lived in Kharkiv, Donbas and Volyn? What were the specificities of the German occupational policy towards the Karaites in different regions of Ukraine? How was the “Karaite issue” reflected in the Ukrainian nationalists’ propaganda and what was the attitude of the Ukrainian partisans to the Karaite population in 1943–1944?
Yuri Radchenko is New European College Fellow (Bucharest, Romania), director of the Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe (Kharkiv, Ukraine), and associate professor at Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations “Kharkiv Collegium” (Kharkiv). He is currently working on his projects “Jewish-Karaite-Muslim Relation in Ukraine during Nazi Occupation (1941–1944)”. He has recently finished his monograph “Helping Kill Jews: Auxiliary Police, Indigenous Administration, Local SD and the Holocaust in the Ukrainian-Russian-Belorussian Borderlands” (forthcoming). His academic interests include history of the Holocaust, Ukrainian-Jewish and Jewish-Karaite-Muslim relations from the 1920s to 1940s in Ukraine, collaboration with Nazis in Eastern Europe and the history of radical right movements in Europe in 1920s to1940s.
In cooperation with the Historikerlabor e.V. and the Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz.
Meeting-ID: 819 0063 5075