Category Archives: OUN and UPA

The Vicious Circle of National Histories

Andriy Portnov  * The Volhynian Massacre (Rzeź Wołyńska) was the mass killing of the Polish civil population planned and perpetrated by the underground Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) on the Nazi occupied territories of Volhynia and East Galicia in 1943. Around

The Vicious Circle of National Histories

Andriy Portnov  * The Volhynian Massacre (Rzeź Wołyńska) was the mass killing of the Polish civil population planned and perpetrated by the underground Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) on the Nazi occupied territories of Volhynia and East Galicia in 1943. Around

Taras Kuzio’s Alternative Reality or How Not to Write about a Workshop (and Colleagues) –At Columbia or Anywhere Else

Tarik Cyril Amar, Per Anders Rudling, and Andreas Umland As organizers of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories” (Columbia University, April 22-23), we wish to respond to Taras Kuzio’s allegations in The Ukrainian Weekly (May 19, 2013), which

Taras Kuzio’s Alternative Reality or How Not to Write about a Workshop (and Colleagues) –At Columbia or Anywhere Else

Tarik Cyril Amar, Per Anders Rudling, and Andreas Umland As organizers of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories” (Columbia University, April 22-23), we wish to respond to Taras Kuzio’s allegations in The Ukrainian Weekly (May 19, 2013), which

On Context, Comparison, and Dialogue

Dominique Arel Taras Kuzio’s Op/Ed in The Ukrainian Weekly is both a moral indictment and an invitation for scholars to broaden their methods of inquiry. The normative argument is that the Columbia workshop was mostly devoted to “Nazi collaboration,” equated

On Context, Comparison, and Dialogue

Dominique Arel Taras Kuzio’s Op/Ed in The Ukrainian Weekly is both a moral indictment and an invitation for scholars to broaden their methods of inquiry. The normative argument is that the Columbia workshop was mostly devoted to “Nazi collaboration,” equated

Supporting the Colonial Norm

Mykola Riabchuk I have finally found a time-span to read all the articles, which largely confirmed everything I knew about Dr. Kuzio’s inaccuracy and Mr. Viatrovych’s partisanship but did not dissuade me from my impression that the conference was something like a Nuremberg

Supporting the Colonial Norm

Mykola Riabchuk I have finally found a time-span to read all the articles, which largely confirmed everything I knew about Dr. Kuzio’s inaccuracy and Mr. Viatrovych’s partisanship but did not dissuade me from my impression that the conference was something like a Nuremberg

On Pluralism, Free Expression, and Intellectual Honesty

Johan Dietsch In his review of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” Taras Kuzio concludes that “the workshop failed in its objective of becoming a scholarly discussion of Ukrainian and Russian nationalisms” and that ”some of the workshop

On Pluralism, Free Expression, and Intellectual Honesty

Johan Dietsch In his review of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” Taras Kuzio concludes that “the workshop failed in its objective of becoming a scholarly discussion of Ukrainian and Russian nationalisms” and that ”some of the workshop

Limits of Tolerance

Halya Coynash I wasn’t at the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories” and would not be joining this discussion were it not for Taras Kuzio’s comments about Volodymr Viatrovych (http://www.taraskuzio.net/Files/Kuzio_Columbia.pdf). There is undoubtedly a need for pure historical debate,

Limits of Tolerance

Halya Coynash I wasn’t at the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories” and would not be joining this discussion were it not for Taras Kuzio’s comments about Volodymr Viatrovych (http://www.taraskuzio.net/Files/Kuzio_Columbia.pdf). There is undoubtedly a need for pure historical debate,

Assessing the Prolog Legacy

John-Paul Himka As Taras Kuzio mentions in his critique of Per Anders Rudling’s paper (http://www.taraskuzio.net/Files/Kuzio_Columbia.pdf), I cooperated with Prolog. This was in the 1970s and 1980s. I subscribed to its journal Suchasnist’, in which I particularly loved to read Ivan

Assessing the Prolog Legacy

John-Paul Himka As Taras Kuzio mentions in his critique of Per Anders Rudling’s paper (http://www.taraskuzio.net/Files/Kuzio_Columbia.pdf), I cooperated with Prolog. This was in the 1970s and 1980s. I subscribed to its journal Suchasnist’, in which I particularly loved to read Ivan

The Prison on Lonts’kyi Street: Memory Dialogue or Memory Monologue?

Uilleam Blacker L’viv’s wartime history is complex, and demands sensitivity and an understanding that victimhood and guilt are not always exclusive categories. The history of the site of the prison on Lonts’kyi Street speaks to this complexity. It speaks of

The Prison on Lonts’kyi Street: Memory Dialogue or Memory Monologue?

Uilleam Blacker L’viv’s wartime history is complex, and demands sensitivity and an understanding that victimhood and guilt are not always exclusive categories. The history of the site of the prison on Lonts’kyi Street speaks to this complexity. It speaks of

Myths of National Consolidation, the Holodomor, and the Holocaust: A Response to Roman Serbyn

John-Paul Himka First off, I would like to thank Roman Serbyn for his critique of my positions as enunciated in my text “Interventions” in its abridged version. I am glad to see the arguments of the other side presented in

Myths of National Consolidation, the Holodomor, and the Holocaust: A Response to Roman Serbyn

John-Paul Himka First off, I would like to thank Roman Serbyn for his critique of my positions as enunciated in my text “Interventions” in its abridged version. I am glad to see the arguments of the other side presented in

Erroneous Methods in J.-P. Himka’s Challenge to “Ukrainian Myths”

Roman Serbyn For some time now, Professor John-Paul Himka has been campaigning against what he calls “Ukrainian myths about traumatic aspects of the twentieth-century.” On 28 March 2011, he explained his chosen mission in his address at the University of

Erroneous Methods in J.-P. Himka’s Challenge to “Ukrainian Myths”

Roman Serbyn For some time now, Professor John-Paul Himka has been campaigning against what he calls “Ukrainian myths about traumatic aspects of the twentieth-century.” On 28 March 2011, he explained his chosen mission in his address at the University of