Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series Special Event: The Ukrainian Experience in 1945 – A 75th Year Retrospective


September 26th 2020


Ukrainian Experience in 1945A special Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series Event, entitled, “The Ukrainian Experience in 1945 – A 75th Year Retrospective’ was broadcast as a hybrid webinar on September 26th 2020 from the Ukrainian Institute of America. The gathering run seven presentations grouped in three panel sessions geared to take a fresh, critical look at the myriad circumstances/situations in which Ukrainians found themselves during the watershed year of 1945 – from the Nazi concentration camps or ‘slave labor’ factories and various military formations operating globally at the beginning of the stated time period to the Soviet labor camps and Displaced Persons ‘lagers’ at the end of the self same period, with a glimpse at matters in Western Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine as well as in the diaspora of the time.


  • Larysa  Bondaryk
  • Ihor Dlaboha
  • Lubomyr Hajda
  • Oleksii Holubov
  • Taras Hunczak
  • Olesya Isayuk
  • Hennadiy Ivanushchenko
  • Albert Kipa 
  • Larysa Kyj
  • Roma Lisovich
  • Lubomyr Luciuk
  • Alexander J. Motyl
  • Kathy Nalywajko
  • Ivan Patryliak
  • Walter Zaryckyj


  • Ukrainian Institute of America
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Shevchenko Scientific Society
  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  • Ukrainian Institute of America
  • Ukrainian National Association
  • Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences


  • Heritage Foundation at 1st Security Federal Savings Bank
  • Jurkiw Family Fund
  • Self Reliance NY Federal Credit Union
  • Ukrainian National Foundation


  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Walter Zaryckyj


Ukrainian Institute of America
Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series” Special Event:  The Ukrainian Experience in 1945 – A 75th Year Retrospective
September 26, 2020


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