|What:||Lecture in Ukraine by Stephen D. Smith: "Testimony in an Age of Violent Ideologies"|
|When:||September 8, 2011
National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
On September 8, Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will give a lecture, titled "The Power of Words: Testimony in an Age of Violent Ideologies," and demonstrate the Visual History Archive at the Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies Program of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. He was also the inaugural Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, which runs the National Holocaust Memorial Day in the United Kingdom. Click here to read his full bio.
Smith is visiting Ukraine for the opening of the exhibition "Shoah by Bullets: The Mass Shootings of the Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944," presented by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in partnership with Mémorial de la Shoah, Yahad-In Unum, and the Ukrainian Embassies of Israel, France, Germany, and the United States. The exhibition will be on display at the Ukrainian House (2, Khreschatyk, Kiev) from September 9 to October 3. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies have developed an educational program to enhance the exhibition (view press release).
The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on September 8, 2011, at the Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies Program of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Voloska Str 8/5, building 5. It will be held in English, with Ukrainian translation, and will be open to students of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the general public.