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Ukrainian-Jewish relationship topic of confab

Academics have gathered in Kiev for an international conference on the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship.

Inter-ethnic and interfaith dialogue, issues of cultural relationship and problems of the clarification of historic and social memory are among the topics that will be debated at  the conference in Kiev to be held on Wednesday.

Researchers from Ukraine, Israel and other countries will meet in the capital of Ukraine to discuss “Problems of Clarification of Historic Memory and Ways of Handling Negative Stereotypes in the Ukrainian-Jewish Relationship.”

The event was organized by the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, headed by lawmaker Aleksandr Feldman, together with the Ukrainian Institute for National Memory.

Among other issues, the conference addressed the comparative analysis of Holocaust and the Golodomor famine problems and the issue of Golodomor recognition as genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Well-known Ukrainian scientists will present participants with documents from Soviet KGB archives detailing contacts between the Zionist party and Ukrainian underground nationalistic organizations in 1947, and about activities of the Soviet secret services to incite the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship, which have remained secret to this day.

 

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