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Memories of the Forgotten Holocaust

Examining Jewish life in Ukraine's troubled past

Dr. Douglas Greenberg, who served as executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation from 2000 to 2008, returned earlier this year as an Institute Fellow to conduct research in the Visual History Archive on the historic region of Wolyn.  During the twentieth century, Wolyn has seen six countries claim its territory, today finding itself part of Ukraine. Dr. Greenberg will discuss some of his research findings during this public lecture at USC.

Using over 500 interviews from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, Dr. Greenberg is researching the path to mass murder as well as the unusual paths to survival followed by the Jews from Wolyn who escaped the bullets of Nazi death squads and their Ukrainian henchmen.

The event is presented by the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and the USC Shoah Foundation Student Association.

Dr. Douglas Greenberg is a Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University. He served as the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences there from 2008-2012. Previously he was the Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, a Professor of History at USC, Dean at Princeton University, and President of the Chicago Historical Society.