The Holocaust and World War II in Ukraine

The Holocaust was the systematic, state persecution and murder of six million European Jews by the Nazi regime in Germany and its allies and collaborators. The Holocaust was an ongoing process that took place across Europe from 1933 to 1945. This website provides additional context about the Holocaust as it occurred in Ukraine in particular. It explores the history of Jews in Ukraine before, during, and after the Holocaust through articles, personal stories, historical photographs, artifacts, maps, and more. 

This resource is part of The Piotr and Basheva Polsky Memorial Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry and was made possible by a generous gift from Michael P. and Tanya Polsky.


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