Discourses of War

The ongoing war is largely perceived through the prism of the past »great« war on the territory of Ukraine, while Russian propaganda resorts to distorting and abusing history to justify its crimes. Therefore, awareness of these processes is one of the foundations for constructing a balanced narrative and creating a renewed commemorative culture with regard to the Holocaust. 

Russia’s war against Ukraine since 2014 and the full-scale invasion in 2022 have had an impact on the memory of World War II and the Holocaust in Ukraine that is evident in various public domains and forms: speeches, graphics, posters, artistic responses, literature, official events, etc. Through the analysis and interpretation of public discourse, we aim to document and research this development. We plan to inform the general public of the results of our work in the form of practical workshops and recommendations for history lessons. 

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