|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
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Many were aware of the coming event but discussed it somehow reluctantly. There was so much ado in the Jewish press and on TV! "First international scientific conference "Holocaust problems in Ukraine!" begins January 18. International! Hurry up to attend!" There were no doubts about a venue to be chosen for the event: Dnepropetrovsk is not Kiev, but it is also not Berdichev.
First issue of the scientific pedagogical bulletin "Holokost i suchasnist'" ("Holocaust and modern times") of Ukrainian center for Holocaust history studies came out in April. Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and Jewish Communities' Development Fund in diaspora (JCDF, New York) financed the publication.
This institution with a strict academic name "Institute for political and ethnic national studies of NAS of Ukraine" has over 10 last years become the center of scientific, political and public thought on a number of political problems of the country.
April Jewish readings in Zaporozhye were dedicated to the 65th anniversary of their organizer and inspirer Boris Esterkin. This time reports were to comply with the theme "Theory, methodology, historiography and sources study of research works on the history of Jews in Ukraine". This was a probable reason why many of frequenters to Zaporozhye conferences restrained from applying. Nonetheless, the gathering appeared rather numerous, and participants were divided into three sections.