On March 12, 2017 regular session of the Sunday Club, dedicated to Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the 19th – beginning of the 20th c., was conducted. The session gathered school and university students, teachers, and local historians.
The session was conducted by Valentyn Rybalka, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associate, who noted that the first half of the twentieth century was marked by a number of humanitarian catastrophes that showed the crisis of human civilization. First of all, these were World War I, the tragedy of the Armenian people, the Holodomor, World War II and the Holocaust. To some extent, the Holocaust became the result of Jewish and non-Jewish population relations in previous years, so this period is called “The Eve of Catastrophe”.
The Club session also focused on the peculiarities of Ukrainian-Jewish contacts in political, social and economic spheres.