Dr. John-Paul Himka of the University of Alberta will be giving a talk at Temple University on Thursday April 10th at 5pm in Anderson 208.
The topic is titled “The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), What we remember, what we forget.” UPA was a nationalist organization which both fought against Soviet rule post WWII and participated in ethnic cleansing of Poles and the Holocaust during WWII.
Dr. Himka will provide an overview of the history of UPA and an analysis of how memory politics play a role in what is remembered and why. Nationalism, via a nationalist organization, will effectively be examined for both its’ positive and negative potential: patriotic behavior and also the potential for genocide/ethnic cleansing of minority populations.
Dr. Himka will lecture for about 30 minutes