International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023 Sunday, January 22 Being a Refugee: The Case of Ukraine during the Holocaust and Now

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Marta Havryshko – Director, Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Gender and Genocide: Sexual Assaults during the Holocaust and the Search for Justice in Post-War Soviet Ukraine

Chuck Fishman – Award Winning Photographer
Survivors Saving Survivors:
Photographing the Ukrainian Refugee Experience in Poland

Jonathan Ornstein – CEO of the JCC Krakow
Tikkun Olam: The Response of JCC Krakow to the Ukrainian Crisis

This special Talking Memory program, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, will focus on the experiences of Ukrainian refuges during the Holocaust and today.

Dr. Marta Havryshko will explore sexual violence during the Holocaust from the point of view of its immediate victims and witnesses —Jewish women and men who survived the Holocaust and became witnesses in postwar trials in Soviet Ukraine (the 1940s-1980s). She will also share her experiences as a refugee who had to leave Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion in February 2022.

Jonathan Ornstein will share the incredible story of how JCC Krakow that has been taking in refugees from Ukraine since the Russian invasion directly helping and supporting over one hundred and fifty thousand Ukrainians over the last eight months.

Chuck Fishman will share a photographic slice of the Ukrainian refugee experience in Poland, as seen, felt and interpreted by a ripened American photographer.

This program is in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Israel.

This program is available on YouTube via link below.

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