On May 3, the annual scientific and practical online conference “Zaporizhzhia Jewish readings-2023” was held, organized by “Tkuma” Institute and the Zaporizhzhia National University with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
The dean of the Faculty of History of ZNU, Dr. Olga Maklyuk, Professor of the Department of Political Science and Law of the Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic National University Volodymyr Orlyanskyi, Dr. Igor Shchupak addressed the participants of the event with welcoming words.
Then the conference continued its work in the format of sections – “History and historical memory” and “Philosophy and Philology”. The participants gave presentations on topical issues of the history of the Jewish people, the Holocaust and World War II. Among them, in particular, are the following: “History of Jews in modern Ukrainian history education” (Dr. Igor Shchupak), “Destroyed world”: oral sources from the history of the Jewish population of southern Ukraine in the 20s-30s of the 20th century.” (Dr. Serhiy Bilivnenko), “A Jewish village during the Holodomor in Ukraine 1932-1933.” (Prof. Oleksandr Ignatusha), “The Holocaust and the Russian-Ukrainian War” (Krystyna Koval), “The Instrumentalization of the Holocaust Tragedy in the Historical/Information Space of Russia” (Dr. Yurii Irioglu), “How People Became People”: The Holocaust Theme in V. Lys's novel "Bethlehem”” (Dr. Natalia Gorbach), “Reflection of the tragedy of the Holocaust in the work of Ukrainian poets of the first half of the 20th century.” (Dr. Oksana Protsenko) and other equally interesting topics.
“This conference is the 25th anniversary! Let's think: an annual, traditional conference has been taking place for 25 years, Dr. Shchupak emphasized. – Let us recall that the founder of this tradition was associate professor Semen Orlyanskyi, who, unfortunately, is no longer with us, with the support of professor Fedor Turchenko; these people are legends of the History Faculty of ZNU. We hope that the next Readings will take place after the Victory over the Rushists, in Zaporizhzhia, which is free from shelling.”