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The Reporter and the Genocide:
Gareth Jones and the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33
At the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs
Friday March 13th 2009
Dr. Karel Berkhoff (b. 1965) is a historian educated in Amsterdam, at Harvard University (AM), and the University of Toronto (1998) who since 2003 has been a researcher and associate professor at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, an organization of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the University of Amsterdam. He teaches at that university and coordinates its MA track in Holocaust and Genocides Studies. His book Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule (Harvard University Press, 2004, paperback 2008) was awarded the Wiener Library's Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History.
His current research focuses on Soviet war propaganda and on sites of Nazi and Soviet mass murder in and near Kiev.
Holodomor: Facts and Interpretations
Ettore Cinnella, University of Pisa, has only provided a dry and essential profile, so I take the initiative and responsibility of introducing him as one of the best Western European scholars on the ex USSR, Russia and Ukraine. He teaches at the university of Pisa and has written, among others, huge studies on 1905 and 1917 and shorter ones on Nestor Makhno and the Anarchist movement in Ukraine. Together with Prof. Federigo Argentieri, he edited Robert Conquest's Harvest of Sorrow Italian edition, which had been translated in 1987 but was only published in 2004, and to which he contributed a remarkable updating study, entitled "Il Golgota ucraino".
Gareth Jones: a Forgotten Hero?
Colley, a UK informational technology professional, came upon his family's
legacy, when he visited his great aunt, the sister of Gareth Jones. There, he
discovered material left by the young journalist, before his untimely death in
Afternoon sessionSilence that Speaks Volumes. Holodomor in Ukrainian and Soviet Film
Ph.D. in Germanic Languages, Kyiv State University, 1987.
“The Living” directed by Serhii Bukovsky
Sergiy Bukovsky, film director Born in 1960 in Bashkiriia, the autonomous republic of the former Soviet Union. That same year his parents, film director Anatoliy Bykovsky and actress Nina Antonova, moved to Kyiv, Ukraine. Bukovsky studied directing at the film department of the Karpenko-Karyi Kiev State Institute of Theatrical Arts and then worked at the Ukrainian documentary studio for more than 10 years. During his 25-year film career, Sergiy Bukovsky has made more than 50 documentary and fiction films. For the 9-part documentary series “War: The Ukrainian Account” (2003), Sergiy Bukovsky was awarded The National Taras Shevchenko Prize of Ukraine (2004). One of the latest films directed by Sergiy Bukovsky was also a success – a documentary about the Holocaust in Ukraine entitled “Spell Your Name”. Bukovsky has been recognized as a National artist of Ukraine since 2008. Film “The Living” (2008) tells about Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33.
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