On July 15, honorable guest from Germany Dr. Dmytro Mieshkov, historian, researcher at the Nordost-Institut (Institute of German History and Culture in the northeastern Europe at the University of Hamburg in Lüneburg), author of a thorough monograph “Life of the Black Sea Germans” (Kyiv: CLIO, 2017, 464 p.) visited “Tkuma” Institute. Dr. Mieshkov was born in Dnipro and studied at the historical faculty of Oles Honchar Dnipro National University and for some time worked as an archivist in the State Archive of Dnipropetrovsk region.
Currently, Mr. Dmytro is working on a large-scale research project on the history of Ukrainian Germans before and during World War II – fascinating and scantily explored chapter in our history.
The following possibilities of cooperation together with Dr. Yehor Vradii, Dr. Igor Shchupak and Mr. Mieshkov were discussed:
- organization of research expeditions to the Odessa region and southern Ukraine (in fall or spring 2021);
- publications to the “Tkuma” Institute Academic Journal “Holocaust Studies: A Ukrainian Focus”;
- Holding scientific conferences and publication of historical researches.
The results will be this year.