Jennifer Popowycz


Jennifer Popowycz is the Leventhal Research Fellow at The National WWII Museum and is a PhD candidate at Louisiana State University. She holds a MA in History from North Carolina State University and a BA in History from Appalachian State University. She reads German and Ukrainian and has held fellowships in Poland and Ukraine. Jennifer specializes in Eastern Europe during World War II and her research focuses on Nazi occupation policies in Eastern Europe, Ukrainian forced laborers, and postwar population displacement. 

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    The 1941 NKVD Prison Massacres in Western Ukraine

    During the German invasion of the USSR, the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) brutally murdered between 10,000 and 40,000 political prisoners in Western Ukraine over the course of eight days, which sparked waves of ethnic violence following the German occupation of the region.

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