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Saturday, October 21, 2017
NEW YORK: The Shevchenko Scientific Society invites all to book launch “The Great West Ukrainian Prison Massacre of 1941. A Sourcebook.” (Amsterdam University Press. 2016),Edited by Alexander J. Motyl and Ksenia Kiebuzynski. The Great WestUkrainian Prison Massacre оf 1941 is important for several reasons. First, although it is one of thegreatest atrocities committed, bythe Soviet state, the Massacre islargely unknown. Second, the Massacre is critical to an understanding of state-sponsored mass killings in the twentieth century and to hu¬man rights violations more generally. Third, the Massacre is central to making sense of Ukrainian and Polish attitudes toward World War II, Germany, the Soviet Union,and Jews. How nationally conscious Ukrainians and Poles responded to World War II and the Holocaust cannot be understood without an appreciation of the magnitude of the trauma of the Massacre of 1941. Dr. Motyl will present the book. Thebook launch will take place at the Society’s building, 63 Fourth Avenue (between 9th and 10th sts.) at 5 p.m. For additional information, call (212) 254-5130