By Jennifer Popowycz, PhD, Leventhal Research Fellow, Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, The National WWII Museum
Before the killing centers opened at Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, and Majdanek, Jews were already being murdered by the Germans, their Axis allies, and local collaborators in Ukraine, Belarus, and other USSR republics. This presentation will provide an in-depth examination of the Holocaust in Ukraine, in which an estimated 1.5 million Jews were shot to death at close range in ravines, open fields, and forests.
This Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Hall of Democracy Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be livestreamed on Facebook and Vimeo and will be available as a recording after the fact on both platforms.
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