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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Learn how Ukraine was impacted by World War II, how international borders changed during the 20th century, and what that meant for Jews living on Ukrainian lands.
Explore the stories of Jews and Jewish communities who lived in Ukraine before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Browse everything in the Holocaust Encyclopedia tagged with “Ukraine.”
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