On October 15, 2017, the regular session of Dniprovsky Historical Club was conducted. The theme of the meeting was “Images of the Holocaust in Literature” and the presentation of Ukrainian translation of the book “Apte. Niedokończona powieść” (“Apte. Unfinished Story”)” by Piotr Głuchowski and Marcin Kowalski was held. “Tkuma” Institute has released the edition this year. Dr. Iegor Vradii, head of Research Department of Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and author of the translation. Presented the publication.
In 2009, a notebook with fancy paintings was found at the attic of one of the houses in Wieliczka, small town near Krakow. The name on the notebook indicated the author of these paintings – Jewish boy Ryszard Apte (1925 – 1942). During the Nazi occupation, together with his mother and father, he was hiding in the local ghetto. This short novel by Polish writers Piotr Głuchowski and Marcin Kowalski is an attempt to artistically reconstruct the last four years of the life of this talented young man from Krakow, who suffered the tragic challenges of the Second World War, the Nazi occupation and the Holocaust.
At the end of the club meeting, all those willing got a copy of the edition as a gift.