60 pippa.io <![CDATA[Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> https://www.nashholos.com en Nash Holos Paulette MacQuarrie clean Paulette MacQuarrie info+5b521060ea0f87c4606582b5@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5b521060ea0f87c4606582b5/show-cover.jpg https://www.nashholos.com <![CDATA[Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/nashholos <![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0818]]> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:59:09 GMT 59:59 5b78c4d92617fd675969cb24 no full In this edition:

• Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for Raspberry Soup.

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Book review of In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine by Tim Judah. A portrayal of today’s Ukraine for the Western reader.

• Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Empress of the East by Leslie Peirce tells the story of a 16th century Ukrainian teenager captured as a slave who became queen of the Ottaman Empire.

• Rushnychok Story: The story of Anna Yaroslavna, a Ukrainian princess who became Queen of France.

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week.

• Other items of interest

• Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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In this edition:

• Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for Raspberry Soup.

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Book review of In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine by Tim Judah. A portrayal of today’s Ukraine for the Western reader.

• Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Empress of the East by Leslie Peirce tells the story of a 16th century Ukrainian teenager captured as a slave who became queen of the Ottaman Empire.

• Rushnychok Story: The story of Anna Yaroslavna, a Ukrainian princess who became Queen of France.

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week.

• Other items of interest

• Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0811]]> Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:59:41 GMT 59:59 5b6f816ff4526ff454ab5d50 no full • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Dark Tourism

• Knyzhka Corner book Review: Communism and Hunger

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Dark Tourism

• Knyzhka Corner book Review: Communism and Hunger

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Summer Reading Roundup Part 2 of 2 ]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:58:28 GMT 9:16 5b75bc6134dbfaa878a61167 no full This week, part 2 of our 2018 Summer Reading List. This list is a compilation of books that have been reviewed on Ukrainian Jewish Heritage here on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio.

Books can entertain, inform, edify. But they always enrich minds – those of the reader but also of the author – some of whom are inspired by the writing a book to write more on a topic that intrigues them. That includes a few of the authors in this list.

So here are seven more books recommended by Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio and the sponsor of this series, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, for your summer reading pleasure, and edification.

For the full transcript, plus links to the book and reviews, click here.

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This week, part 2 of our 2018 Summer Reading List. This list is a compilation of books that have been reviewed on Ukrainian Jewish Heritage here on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio.

Books can entertain, inform, edify. But they always enrich minds – those of the reader but also of the author – some of whom are inspired by the writing a book to write more on a topic that intrigues them. That includes a few of the authors in this list.

So here are seven more books recommended by Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio and the sponsor of this series, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, for your summer reading pleasure, and edification.

For the full transcript, plus links to the book and reviews, click here.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0728 ]]> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 01:59:30 GMT 59:59 5b7a18642d6c1c481644048d no full In this episode:


• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: The story of Hannah Rochel, aka the Maiden of Ludmir, a 19th century female rabbi.

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week.


• Other items of interest


• Great Ukrainian music!


Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.


Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.


As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.


I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!


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In this episode:


• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: The story of Hannah Rochel, aka the Maiden of Ludmir, a 19th century female rabbi.

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week.


• Other items of interest


• Great Ukrainian music!


Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.


Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.


As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.


I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!


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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo Edition July 18, 2018 Hour 1]]> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 22:56:34 GMT 57:26 5b5217e40079d0cf79d1a258 no full 2018 • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Recommended summertime reading! A roundup of seven more of the great books reviewed in this series. Part 2 of 2.

• Feature Interview: Adrian Warchola of the Euphoria Band talks about the band’s members, origins and evolution over the past decade; their first, hot-off-the-press CD; and the band’s future performances and plans

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week

• Other Items of Interest

• Great Ukrainian music!

This hour in English. Your host this hour: Pawlina.

Please join me for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Recommended summertime reading! A roundup of seven more of the great books reviewed in this series. Part 2 of 2.

• Feature Interview: Adrian Warchola of the Euphoria Band talks about the band’s members, origins and evolution over the past decade; their first, hot-off-the-press CD; and the band’s future performances and plans

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week

• Other Items of Interest

• Great Ukrainian music!

This hour in English. Your host this hour: Pawlina.

Please join me for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0714 ]]> Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:36:24 GMT 59:59 no full Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Recommended summertime reading! A roundup of seven more of the great books reviewed in this series. Part 2 of 2. • Feature Interview: Adrian Warchola of the Euphoria Band talks about the band’s members, origins and evolution over the past decade; their first, hot-off-the-press CD; and the band's future performances and plans • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Recommended summertime reading! A roundup of seven more of the great books reviewed in this series. Part 2 of 2. • Feature Interview: Adrian Warchola of the Euphoria Band talks about the band’s members, origins and evolution over the past decade; their first, hot-off-the-press CD; and the band's future performances and plans • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0711 Hour 1]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:22:39 GMT 57:40 no full Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Recommended summertime reading! A roundup of the great books reviewed in this series. Part 1 of 2. • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Kalyna. Calgary author Pam Clark's novel about a Ukrainian immigrant family dealing with the devastating effects of Canada's WWI Internment Operations, including family separation • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.




Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!




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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Recommended summertime reading! A roundup of the great books reviewed in this series. Part 1 of 2. • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Kalyna. Calgary author Pam Clark's novel about a Ukrainian immigrant family dealing with the devastating effects of Canada's WWI Internment Operations, including family separation • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.




Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!




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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Summer Reading Roundup Part 1 of 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:10:31 GMT 8:40 no bonus

What is summer without reading? I can imagine no greater pleasure than sitting down with a good book—or two—on a lazy summer afternoon at the beach or by the pool, on a shady deck, or sprawled out on a lush green lawn.

Here on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio, we have been fortunate to learn of and review many excellent books on our series Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. The books cover a wide range of topics involving Jews, Ukrainians, and their interactions over the years. These interactions have not always been amicable, and it is a testament to the authors for broaching controversial topics and examining them with sensitivity, empathy, and a sense of fairness.

These books cover a myriad of topics over a broad time frame. Most are available at public libraries, from booksellers, or both. So I’ve compiled a two-part list of 14 books for your summer reading pleasure. Here is Part 1.

For transcript of the audio, and links to the books, click here.

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What is summer without reading? I can imagine no greater pleasure than sitting down with a good book—or two—on a lazy summer afternoon at the beach or by the pool, on a shady deck, or sprawled out on a lush green lawn.

Here on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio, we have been fortunate to learn of and review many excellent books on our series Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. The books cover a wide range of topics involving Jews, Ukrainians, and their interactions over the years. These interactions have not always been amicable, and it is a testament to the authors for broaching controversial topics and examining them with sensitivity, empathy, and a sense of fairness.

These books cover a myriad of topics over a broad time frame. Most are available at public libraries, from booksellers, or both. So I’ve compiled a two-part list of 14 books for your summer reading pleasure. Here is Part 1.

For transcript of the audio, and links to the books, click here.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0707 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 08 Jul 2018 01:57:54 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0704-Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 20:52:25 GMT 57:26 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0630 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 01 Jul 2018 01:58:28 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition of Nash Holos in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition of Nash Holos in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0627 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:48:11 GMT 57:45 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0623 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 01:30:12 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







strong>Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







strong>Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0620 Hour 2]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:49:27 GMT 59:46 5b738731a2189bc771aa35fa no full Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!]]> Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!]]> <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0620 Hour 1]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:15:17 GMT 57:28 no full • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Museums in Ukraine opening minds as well as doors • Guest Interview: Lieutenant Colonel Kris Reeves speaks with us after his return home from commanding the fourth rotation of Operation Unifier, the Canadian Armed Forces training mission in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk. Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Museums in Ukraine opening minds as well as doors • Guest Interview: Lieutenant Colonel Kris Reeves speaks with us after his return home from commanding the fourth rotation of Operation Unifier, the Canadian Armed Forces training mission in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk. Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with Julia Korsunsky of RememberUs.org - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:35:51 GMT 18:25 no



-An interview with Pawlina




Today we’ll be speaking with Julia Korsunsky, whose story we first heard on Nash Holos last year.



Julia is the Executive Director of RememberUs.org, a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts. Her organization is involved in commemorating mass grave sites of Holocaust victims, which include her great grandparents and many other relatives.

Last year we learned about a project her organization is involved in, which is planting trees at killing sites in order to commemorate victims of genocide. These trees by their nature are appropriately symbolic for this purpose. The trees have been planted at several sites now and the project continues. However it is just part of a larger endeavor, and Julia Korsunsky, Executive Director of RememberUs. Org has kindly agreed to tell us more about it.

Pawlina: Welcome, Julia, to Nash Holos!

Julia: Hello, glad to be here.

Pawlina: It’s great to connect, and it was wonderful to hear you story. We heard your voice a bit; Peter shared some of his recordings of your conversation but it’s nice to see your face—well I can see your face, our listeners can’t, but it’s wonderful to connect with you on Skype and thank you again for joining us.

We talked about the metasequoia project  so give us a bit of a recap about how it all started.



Julia: Well it’s a very long story how it all started. We can go as deep as to my childhood. But basically it all started with a memorial that is held on a place of atrocity in Kharkiv, which is a place called Drobytsky Yar.

It all started as a family project. We just wanted to commemorate my family and plant some trees there. And then we were picking out trees. And as you just mentioned, the metasequoia was the most appropriate kind of tree because of its history and that it lives for a very long time. So we can create an ever-living memorial at that place. When we started doing it, we realized that it would be a very good and nice gesture, but no more than that. And this memorial in particular needed much more help than we could as a family provide. And that was the beginning of our organization. So as soon as we planted the trees there we were asked to plant trees in other places, and that started the whole program and framework.

Pawlina: Now, яр (yar) is the Ukrainian word for ravine. And Babyn Yar is quite familiar to anybody who has studied the Holocaust or is aware of the Holocaust in Ukraine, because it’s located in Kyiv and they recently commemorated their 75th anniversary of that atrocity. But this happened in many other places in what is now Ukraine and Poland, and other parts of eastern Europe where a lot of the Holocaust was by bullets, essentially. You found your family in Drobytsky Yar, and that is near in Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine. How did your family discover your roots going back there? You said it was your great-grandparents that perished there?

Julia: Right. The story started in my childhood. When I was a child and learned in school about Babiy Yar, and I came home and I was amazed that something like that could happen in my country.]]>




-An interview with Pawlina




Today we’ll be speaking with Julia Korsunsky, whose story we first heard on Nash Holos last year.



Julia is the Executive Director of RememberUs.org, a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts. Her organization is involved in commemorating mass grave sites of Holocaust victims, which include her great grandparents and many other relatives.

Last year we learned about a project her organization is involved in, which is planting trees at killing sites in order to commemorate victims of genocide. These trees by their nature are appropriately symbolic for this purpose. The trees have been planted at several sites now and the project continues. However it is just part of a larger endeavor, and Julia Korsunsky, Executive Director of RememberUs. Org has kindly agreed to tell us more about it.

Pawlina: Welcome, Julia, to Nash Holos!

Julia: Hello, glad to be here.

Pawlina: It’s great to connect, and it was wonderful to hear you story. We heard your voice a bit; Peter shared some of his recordings of your conversation but it’s nice to see your face—well I can see your face, our listeners can’t, but it’s wonderful to connect with you on Skype and thank you again for joining us.

We talked about the metasequoia project  so give us a bit of a recap about how it all started.



Julia: Well it’s a very long story how it all started. We can go as deep as to my childhood. But basically it all started with a memorial that is held on a place of atrocity in Kharkiv, which is a place called Drobytsky Yar.

It all started as a family project. We just wanted to commemorate my family and plant some trees there. And then we were picking out trees. And as you just mentioned, the metasequoia was the most appropriate kind of tree because of its history and that it lives for a very long time. So we can create an ever-living memorial at that place. When we started doing it, we realized that it would be a very good and nice gesture, but no more than that. And this memorial in particular needed much more help than we could as a family provide. And that was the beginning of our organization. So as soon as we planted the trees there we were asked to plant trees in other places, and that started the whole program and framework.

Pawlina: Now, яр (yar) is the Ukrainian word for ravine. And Babyn Yar is quite familiar to anybody who has studied the Holocaust or is aware of the Holocaust in Ukraine, because it’s located in Kyiv and they recently commemorated their 75th anniversary of that atrocity. But this happened in many other places in what is now Ukraine and Poland, and other parts of eastern Europe where a lot of the Holocaust was by bullets, essentially. You found your family in Drobytsky Yar, and that is near in Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine. How did your family discover your roots going back there? You said it was your great-grandparents that perished there?

Julia: Right. The story started in my childhood. When I was a child and learned in school about Babiy Yar, and I came home and I was amazed that something like that could happen in my country.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0616 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:00:20 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please send me your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0613 Hour 2 with Oksana - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:15:14 GMT 10:10 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. We love to hear from you so please send in your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. We love to hear from you so please send in your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0613 Hour 1 with Pawlina - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:06:47 GMT 57:33 no Julia Korsunsky shares details of the work of her organization Remember Us.org to commemorate Holocaust victims in Ukraine • Ukrainian Food Flair: A recipe for nachinka (baked cornmeal casserole) • An interview with Anna Dombrovska, about the Chumak Way cycling for peace project by Ukrainian war veterans and cycling enthusiasts • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Julia Korsunsky shares details of the work of her organization Remember Us.org to commemorate Holocaust victims in Ukraine • Ukrainian Food Flair: A recipe for nachinka (baked cornmeal casserole) • An interview with Anna Dombrovska, about the Chumak Way cycling for peace project by Ukrainian war veterans and cycling enthusiasts • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0609 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 02:03:08 GMT 1:00:00 no Julia Korsunsky shares details of the work of her organization RememberUs.org to commemorate Holocaust victims in Ukraine • An interview with Anna Dombrovska, about the Chumak Way cycling for peace project by Ukrainian war veterans and cycling enthusiasts • Ukrainian Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 ]]>
Julia Korsunsky shares details of the work of her organization RememberUs.org to commemorate Holocaust victims in Ukraine • An interview with Anna Dombrovska, about the Chumak Way cycling for peace project by Ukrainian war veterans and cycling enthusiasts • Ukrainian Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0606 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 22:41:11 GMT 57:27 no planting metasequoia trees at Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Kapusta by Erin Moure, nominee for the 2018 Kobzar Literary Award • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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planting metasequoia trees at Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Kapusta by Erin Moure, nominee for the 2018 Kobzar Literary Award • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0602 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 01:26:26 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 ]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0530 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 31 May 2018 01:21:31 GMT 57:24 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.







Note: Both Rushnychok music and the book The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke are available on Amazon. If you are interested in purchasing one or both there, please consider doing so by going to Amazon through these links. There is no extra cost to you at all, and it will give Nash Holos a (very) small commission. It is a totally cost-free way of supporting Nash Holos. Свій до свого! Дякую!












Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 ]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.







Note: Both Rushnychok music and the book The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke are available on Amazon. If you are interested in purchasing one or both there, please consider doing so by going to Amazon through these links. There is no extra cost to you at all, and it will give Nash Holos a (very) small commission. It is a totally cost-free way of supporting Nash Holos. Свій до свого! Дякую!












Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Alti Rodal, Co-Director of UJE. Part 2 of 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 03:16:34 GMT 19:16 no



-An interview with Pawlina






Regular listeners to Nash Holos will be familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This Toronto-based privately organized multinational initiative sponsors the long running series on the show, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. This series of vignettes, cultural capsules and interviews has opened a window on this hitherto little known aspect of the Ukrainian experience.

Alti Rodal is Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative. She is a historian, writer, former professor of Jewish history, and official and advisor to the Government of Canada. She was educated at McGill, Oxford, and Hebrew Universities in history and literature. Her research and writing has focused on aspects of identity, Jewish history and culture, and inter-communal relations.

Alti has been instrumental in a project which began as an exhibition entitled A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: From Antiquity to 1914. It premiered in Toronto in 2015 and also travelled to Winnipeg, Edmonton and Montreal. In a recent skype interview, Alti updated us on this project and other exciting initiatives.

In Part 1 of our interview, we discussed a soon-to-be-published illustrated catalog of the 2015 exhibit and plans for an expanded exhibit in 2020 at the Royal Ontario Museum.

In Part 2 Alti shares information about new collaborative projects promoting the introduction of content on Ukrainian Jewish history and heritage to museums in Ukraine.





Pawlina: Alti, we had a great discussion earlier about the travelling exhibit in Canada. You’re moving it to Ukraine and this is part of the “Museums in Ukraine:” project. So can you enlighten us about that?

Alti: Yes, well it’s in a stage of formation; we don’t have a concept fully developed yet. But the fact that there are other organizations that are doing related activities has come to our attention. We’re a very small organization and the fact that we can build and work with other organizations is part of our own mandate. We don’t want to duplicate what other organizations do and therefore try to stay abreast of what else is happening, and who else is doing things that would advance our goals and missions.

We found a number of such organizations and have approached them. They are very interested in working with us to promote the introduction of content on Ukrainian Jewish history and heritage to Ukrainian museums in Ukraine.

I can speak about some of these organizations that have already agreed to work with us. In some cases it’s not organizations but individuals who have done very interesting work and are now in a state where they would like to transition out of further involvement in the work they’ve done… but don’t want to lose the momentum that they’ve built and approached Ukrainian Jewish Encounter to see if there is interest in taking their achievements and moving them forward further.

One such case is a child of survivors who lives in Denver, Colorado. His father survived as a partisan in Volyn during the war and comes from a town called Manevychi. After his father passed away he travelled with his son to visit this town, the ancestral home of the family. He wanted to find out something about the Jews that had lived there before the war. So they went to the museum and befriended the museum director who said that there wasn’t much that he had on the Jewish community, which was in fact the bulk, the majority of the population of the town before the war. But he would welcome content, whether photographs or stories, that he would be happy to include these in his museum.

So the fellow from Denver, whose name is Joel, thought of what he could bring. He’s not a historian,]]>




-An interview with Pawlina






Regular listeners to Nash Holos will be familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This Toronto-based privately organized multinational initiative sponsors the long running series on the show, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. This series of vignettes, cultural capsules and interviews has opened a window on this hitherto little known aspect of the Ukrainian experience.

Alti Rodal is Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative. She is a historian, writer, former professor of Jewish history, and official and advisor to the Government of Canada. She was educated at McGill, Oxford, and Hebrew Universities in history and literature. Her research and writing has focused on aspects of identity, Jewish history and culture, and inter-communal relations.

Alti has been instrumental in a project which began as an exhibition entitled A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: From Antiquity to 1914. It premiered in Toronto in 2015 and also travelled to Winnipeg, Edmonton and Montreal. In a recent skype interview, Alti updated us on this project and other exciting initiatives.

In Part 1 of our interview, we discussed a soon-to-be-published illustrated catalog of the 2015 exhibit and plans for an expanded exhibit in 2020 at the Royal Ontario Museum.

In Part 2 Alti shares information about new collaborative projects promoting the introduction of content on Ukrainian Jewish history and heritage to museums in Ukraine.





Pawlina: Alti, we had a great discussion earlier about the travelling exhibit in Canada. You’re moving it to Ukraine and this is part of the “Museums in Ukraine:” project. So can you enlighten us about that?

Alti: Yes, well it’s in a stage of formation; we don’t have a concept fully developed yet. But the fact that there are other organizations that are doing related activities has come to our attention. We’re a very small organization and the fact that we can build and work with other organizations is part of our own mandate. We don’t want to duplicate what other organizations do and therefore try to stay abreast of what else is happening, and who else is doing things that would advance our goals and missions.

We found a number of such organizations and have approached them. They are very interested in working with us to promote the introduction of content on Ukrainian Jewish history and heritage to Ukrainian museums in Ukraine.

I can speak about some of these organizations that have already agreed to work with us. In some cases it’s not organizations but individuals who have done very interesting work and are now in a state where they would like to transition out of further involvement in the work they’ve done… but don’t want to lose the momentum that they’ve built and approached Ukrainian Jewish Encounter to see if there is interest in taking their achievements and moving them forward further.

One such case is a child of survivors who lives in Denver, Colorado. His father survived as a partisan in Volyn during the war and comes from a town called Manevychi. After his father passed away he travelled with his son to visit this town, the ancestral home of the family. He wanted to find out something about the Jews that had lived there before the war. So they went to the museum and befriended the museum director who said that there wasn’t much that he had on the Jewish community, which was in fact the bulk, the majority of the population of the town before the war. But he would welcome content, whether photographs or stories, that he would be happy to include these in his museum.

So the fellow from Denver, whose name is Joel, thought of what he could bring. He’s not a historian,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0526 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 20:49:46 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Note: Both Rushnychok music and the book The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke are available on Amazon. If you are interested in purchasing one or both there, please consider doing so by going to Amazon through these links. There is no extra cost to you at all, and it will give Nash Holos a (very) small commission. It is a totally cost-free way of supporting Nash Holos. Свій до свого! Дякую!












 

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 ]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Note: Both Rushnychok music and the book The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke are available on Amazon. If you are interested in purchasing one or both there, please consider doing so by going to Amazon through these links. There is no extra cost to you at all, and it will give Nash Holos a (very) small commission. It is a totally cost-free way of supporting Nash Holos. Свій до свого! Дякую!












 

Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 ]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Alti Rodal, Co-Director of UJE. Part 1 of 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 05:26:38 GMT 16:37 no



-An interview with Pawlina




In this episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, UJE Co-Director Alti Rodal discusses a new exhibit catalogue, their upcoming ROM exhibit and museum developments in Ukraine. (Part 1 of a 2-part interview.)



If you’re a regular listener to Nash Holos, you will be very familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This Toronto-based, privately organized, multinational initiative sponsors the long running series on the show, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. This series of vignettes, cultural capsules and interviews has opened a window on this hitherto little known aspect of the Ukrainian experience.

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, or UJE, engages scholars, civic leaders, artists, governments and the broader public throughout Ukraine, Israel and the diasporas. It organizes many conferences that facilitate broader dialogue and understanding, as well as public education projects.



One such project is an exhibition entitled "A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: From Antiquity to 1914." This exhibit was created by UJE and co-funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It premiered in Toronto in 2015 and also travelled to Winnipeg and Edmonton.

This project is far from finished, however.

Alti Rodal is Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative. She is a historian, writer, former professor of Jewish history, and official and advisor to the Government of Canada. She was educated at McGill, Oxford, and Hebrew Universities in history and literature. Her research and writing has focused on aspects of identity, Jewish history and culture, and inter-communal relations.

Alti joins us now on skype to tell us what has developed since with this exhibit as well as some other exciting collaborative developments on the horizon.



Pawlina: Welcome back to Nash Holos, Alti!

Alti: Thank you!

Pawlina: Well it’s just great to have you, and I know it’s been a while since we’ve spoken and you’ve been very busy on this project (A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: From Antiquity to 1914). So I take it that went well?

Alti: Yes, it went very well. I just want to point out … you’re introduction was beautiful; I would add, though, that the exhibit also came to Montreal, in both English and French. It was held in two locations. The core exhibit was in a building—a heritage building which used to be a prominent synagogue in downtown Montreal and, interestingly, is now the home of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada.

Pawlina: Isn’t that an interesting coincidence!

Alti: Yes. And Ukrainian Canadians who have lived in Montreal will remember it as the place — especially when they were teenagers— as the place where they would go for dances and so on. And the other part of the 2015 exhibit was held at the Jewish Public Library. What’s interesting about that is that the library has a very impressive collection of rare books printed in Ukraine from the 18th century on. And they brought these out in display cases in conjunction with our exhibit. We prepared a few exhibit panels on Hebrew Yiddish printing in Ukraine, and they added the actual books that were printed in Ukraine. So that as interesting addition in Montreal.

Pawlina: Very interesting! And I think a new topic for me for this series, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. Who knew about Ukrainian and Yiddish printing.

Alti: There’s a lot to be said there!

Pawlina: Yeah. But for another time! For now though, you’ve had quite a bit of success with that exhibit. I was sad that it didn’t come out here, to the west coast.

Alti: I should mention that we had expressions of interest from a number of cit...]]>




-An interview with Pawlina




In this episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, UJE Co-Director Alti Rodal discusses a new exhibit catalogue, their upcoming ROM exhibit and museum developments in Ukraine. (Part 1 of a 2-part interview.)



If you’re a regular listener to Nash Holos, you will be very familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This Toronto-based, privately organized, multinational initiative sponsors the long running series on the show, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. This series of vignettes, cultural capsules and interviews has opened a window on this hitherto little known aspect of the Ukrainian experience.

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, or UJE, engages scholars, civic leaders, artists, governments and the broader public throughout Ukraine, Israel and the diasporas. It organizes many conferences that facilitate broader dialogue and understanding, as well as public education projects.



One such project is an exhibition entitled "A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: From Antiquity to 1914." This exhibit was created by UJE and co-funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It premiered in Toronto in 2015 and also travelled to Winnipeg and Edmonton.

This project is far from finished, however.

Alti Rodal is Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative. She is a historian, writer, former professor of Jewish history, and official and advisor to the Government of Canada. She was educated at McGill, Oxford, and Hebrew Universities in history and literature. Her research and writing has focused on aspects of identity, Jewish history and culture, and inter-communal relations.

Alti joins us now on skype to tell us what has developed since with this exhibit as well as some other exciting collaborative developments on the horizon.



Pawlina: Welcome back to Nash Holos, Alti!

Alti: Thank you!

Pawlina: Well it’s just great to have you, and I know it’s been a while since we’ve spoken and you’ve been very busy on this project (A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: From Antiquity to 1914). So I take it that went well?

Alti: Yes, it went very well. I just want to point out … you’re introduction was beautiful; I would add, though, that the exhibit also came to Montreal, in both English and French. It was held in two locations. The core exhibit was in a building—a heritage building which used to be a prominent synagogue in downtown Montreal and, interestingly, is now the home of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada.

Pawlina: Isn’t that an interesting coincidence!

Alti: Yes. And Ukrainian Canadians who have lived in Montreal will remember it as the place — especially when they were teenagers— as the place where they would go for dances and so on. And the other part of the 2015 exhibit was held at the Jewish Public Library. What’s interesting about that is that the library has a very impressive collection of rare books printed in Ukraine from the 18th century on. And they brought these out in display cases in conjunction with our exhibit. We prepared a few exhibit panels on Hebrew Yiddish printing in Ukraine, and they added the actual books that were printed in Ukraine. So that as interesting addition in Montreal.

Pawlina: Very interesting! And I think a new topic for me for this series, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. Who knew about Ukrainian and Yiddish printing.

Alti: There’s a lot to be said there!

Pawlina: Yeah. But for another time! For now though, you’ve had quite a bit of success with that exhibit. I was sad that it didn’t come out here, to the west coast.

Alti: I should mention that we had expressions of interest from a number of cit...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0519 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 02:01:13 GMT 0 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0512 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 13 May 2018 01:38:56 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian.

As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and consider supporting us. And do follow us there as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0505 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 06 May 2018 01:46:18 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.



To listen to Part 1 of The Kuban Cossacks: 40 Years in Show Business, click here. For Part 2 click here.

Go here to listen to Part 1 of my interview with Alti Rodal of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.



Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian. As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.



To listen to Part 1 of The Kuban Cossacks: 40 Years in Show Business, click here. For Part 2 click here.

Go here to listen to Part 1 of my interview with Alti Rodal of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.



Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian. As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with Diane Covert, an American Jewish photographer who documents pogroms, genocide and terrorism - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 05 May 2018 00:30:52 GMT 31:25 no



-An interview with Pawlina




Diane Covert is a Boston-based photographer who uses her talent & love of the craft to bring attention to genocide and terrorism.

Diane’s work was brought to my attention by Allison Zivin at the Felshtin Society in New York. (Interview with the president of the Felshtin Society, Alan Bernstein, is here.)

The Felshtin society is an organization that is commemorating the pogroms of the early 20th century that took place in what is now modern day Ukraine and other countries once occupied by the Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and Soviet empires.

As a photographer, Diane sheds new light, literally, on what happened during this time. One of her three websites, called Why They Left, documents why Jews fled eastern Europe in droves during the first part of the 20th century.

She joins us now to tell us about her work and some of her fascinating discoveries in the world of photography going back a century in time, and on the other side of the planet.

Pawlina: Welcome Diane for joining us!



Diane: Well thank you for having me. That was a nice intro!

Pawlina: Oh good! Well I hope it covered everything and piqued our listeners’ interest!

Diane: I’m sure you have.

Pawlina: So first of all tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to be a photographer living in Boston.

Diane: Well I was just one of those kids who wanted to be an artist. I always wanted to be an artist and it was when I went to art school—I was at Rhode Island School of Design and then later at Kansas City Art Institute—that I discovered that I loved photography. And I became a photographer. I switched from painting to photography, and became extremely interested in the documentary photography movement that was so prominent at that time.

Pawlina: And so how did you get into documenting genocide and terrorism?

Diane: That happened a number of years later. I was driving my daughter to violin lessons as a teenager. It was February 2002. And I had NPR on, which is National Public Radio in the US. They had a program on called Palestinian Women and basically they were talking about the first suicide terror attack carried out by a woman. But they put it in this strange feminist context, and it was not my understanding of feminism. It was very disturbing. I wrote them a letter in February and received my answer in August, in which they acknowledged that was not their best effort. But by then I had decided that the world didn’t really understand this idea of suicide terrorism—that you put on a suicide vest and the human being becomes the bomb, actually.



And you can go up to a group of people—anywhere in the world this can happen—for any reason. And there are always disputes. And people are always angry with each other about something. It moves around the planet, but there’s usually some dispute happening somewhere. And I didn’t think that in any way we should be tying that behavior to feminism, which I saw as certainly much more noble, or…. It’s certainly non-violent. So it made me decide that I wanted to teach people—or show people—via photography, about terrorism. Now that was an interesting problem, because although there were photographs of buses, and cafes that had been blown up, most people couldn’t tolerate looking at them. They were too anxiety provoking. Horrible.

So one day it popped into my head that I could use x-rays and CT scans. The doctors told me that—this is their word—that it’s sanitized. In other words, there’s no blood,]]>




-An interview with Pawlina




Diane Covert is a Boston-based photographer who uses her talent & love of the craft to bring attention to genocide and terrorism.

Diane’s work was brought to my attention by Allison Zivin at the Felshtin Society in New York. (Interview with the president of the Felshtin Society, Alan Bernstein, is here.)

The Felshtin society is an organization that is commemorating the pogroms of the early 20th century that took place in what is now modern day Ukraine and other countries once occupied by the Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and Soviet empires.

As a photographer, Diane sheds new light, literally, on what happened during this time. One of her three websites, called Why They Left, documents why Jews fled eastern Europe in droves during the first part of the 20th century.

She joins us now to tell us about her work and some of her fascinating discoveries in the world of photography going back a century in time, and on the other side of the planet.

Pawlina: Welcome Diane for joining us!



Diane: Well thank you for having me. That was a nice intro!

Pawlina: Oh good! Well I hope it covered everything and piqued our listeners’ interest!

Diane: I’m sure you have.

Pawlina: So first of all tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to be a photographer living in Boston.

Diane: Well I was just one of those kids who wanted to be an artist. I always wanted to be an artist and it was when I went to art school—I was at Rhode Island School of Design and then later at Kansas City Art Institute—that I discovered that I loved photography. And I became a photographer. I switched from painting to photography, and became extremely interested in the documentary photography movement that was so prominent at that time.

Pawlina: And so how did you get into documenting genocide and terrorism?

Diane: That happened a number of years later. I was driving my daughter to violin lessons as a teenager. It was February 2002. And I had NPR on, which is National Public Radio in the US. They had a program on called Palestinian Women and basically they were talking about the first suicide terror attack carried out by a woman. But they put it in this strange feminist context, and it was not my understanding of feminism. It was very disturbing. I wrote them a letter in February and received my answer in August, in which they acknowledged that was not their best effort. But by then I had decided that the world didn’t really understand this idea of suicide terrorism—that you put on a suicide vest and the human being becomes the bomb, actually.



And you can go up to a group of people—anywhere in the world this can happen—for any reason. And there are always disputes. And people are always angry with each other about something. It moves around the planet, but there’s usually some dispute happening somewhere. And I didn’t think that in any way we should be tying that behavior to feminism, which I saw as certainly much more noble, or…. It’s certainly non-violent. So it made me decide that I wanted to teach people—or show people—via photography, about terrorism. Now that was an interesting problem, because although there were photographs of buses, and cafes that had been blown up, most people couldn’t tolerate looking at them. They were too anxiety provoking. Horrible.

So one day it popped into my head that I could use x-rays and CT scans. The doctors told me that—this is their word—that it’s sanitized. In other words, there’s no blood,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0502 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 03 May 2018 02:27:28 GMT 57:55 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0428 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 29 Apr 2018 01:53:05 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian. As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site (link below) and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome! Contact us here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian. As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site (link below) and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome! Contact us here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0421 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:22:29 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian. As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 1 is hosted by Pawlina, in English. Hour 2 is hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk, in Ukrainian. As well the International Edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0418 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:15:54 GMT 56:52 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0414 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:13:02 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.










Please support Ukrainian Canadian musicians!

Click on this image to purchase this CD.
Please support Ukrainian Canadian authors!

Click on this link to purchase this book.






 Your purchase will also help support Nash Holos.
Thanks for supporting Ukrainian Canadian culture!










Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.










Please support Ukrainian Canadian musicians!

Click on this image to purchase this CD.
Please support Ukrainian Canadian authors!

Click on this link to purchase this book.






 Your purchase will also help support Nash Holos.
Thanks for supporting Ukrainian Canadian culture!










Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter. I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0411 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:13:40 GMT 57:43 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0407 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 08 Apr 2018 01:40:43 GMT 1:00:00 no


 







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter.  I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please check out our Patreon site and follow us on Twitter.  I always love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0404 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 07 Apr 2018 21:56:50 GMT 57:21 no
Special Easter edition featuring uplifting Ukrainian Easter stories as well as plenty of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Easter music. Ukrainian Proverb of the Week and other items of interest. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Христос Воскрес! Воїстино Воскрес!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

 



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Special Easter edition featuring uplifting Ukrainian Easter stories as well as plenty of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Easter music. Ukrainian Proverb of the Week and other items of interest. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Христос Воскрес! Воїстино Воскрес!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

 



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0331 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 01:56:01 GMT 1:00:00 no
Христос Воскрес! Воїстино Воскрес!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

 

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Христос Воскрес! Воїстино Воскрес!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0328 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 22:28:56 GMT 57:39 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0324 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:59:49 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







Reminder: You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina. Hour 2 from 12-1pm is in Ukrainian, hosted by Okisana Poberezhnyk. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0321 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:30:20 GMT 1:00:23 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Easter Horseradish Beets • Feature Interview: Taras Kulish of Hope Worldwide Canada with an update on their work to help Ukrainians affected by the war in Eastern Ukraine to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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Ukrainian Food Flair: Easter Horseradish Beets • Feature Interview: Taras Kulish of Hope Worldwide Canada with an update on their work to help Ukrainians affected by the war in Eastern Ukraine to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.



Reminder: You can also hear the Vancouver edition in Nanaimo on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







 

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Commemorating the 1919 pogroms—A chat with the president of the Felshtin Society - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:10:36 GMT 25:31 no
 
-An interview with Pawlina
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage is a series that has been ongoing here at Nash Holos for several years now, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto.

The series … for me and also, I hope, for Nash Holos listeners … has opened a window into the fascinating, centuries-old yet little known, history of Jewish life in Ukraine.

It has also presented opportunities for dialogue between people of Ukrainian and Jewish descent who are working to make this history better known.

Recently I received an email from Allison Zivin of the Felshtin Society in New York. The Felshtin society is named after a Ukrainian town called Felshtin, which today is called Hvardiyske. It began as a benevolent society organized in 1905 in New York City. After a brutal pogrom in February of 1919, in which some 600 Jewish Felshtiners were massacred, the society provided refuge and relief to the survivors.

A hundred years later the Felshtin society is still active and is planning commemorative events to mark the centenary of this tragic historical event. On the line to tell us more about them, the society and the history behind it is the president of the Felshtin Society, Alan Bernstein.

Pawlina: Alan, welcome to Nash Holos!

Alan Bernstein: Thanks very much, Pawlina.

Pawlina: It’s great to find out about this story and about your society. I had no idea about it! So tell us a bit about the Felshtin Society.

Alan Bernstein: The Felshtin Society was begun in 1905 and it was known as a Landsmanshaftn organization which was formed to provide fraternal and other support to people who came from Ukraine, from this part of Ukraine, and they got together as a group of neighbours and a group of family and other connections, business connections, and formed organizations to help themselves manage in the New World and also to have the opportunity to purchase burial plots because there were no cemeteries available to many of the immigrants who came from eastern Europe at that time. So there were many reasons why these societies were formed, but those were the primary goals.

Pawlina: And so in 1919 when these horrible pogroms started this was an added service the society provided?

Alan: Yes there were additional things… Once the pogroms occurred many of the people who were part of the society at that time became very active in providing relief to the people who had survived the pogrom. They were very active in establishing orphanages for the children who were left without parents, in a variety of different places in eastern Europe. In Proskurov, a town that is now called Khmelnitsky, and other places where there were groups of children that were left alone. So there was a tremendous amount of relief effort that got carried on after 1919 by our society as well as many others that were formed from the many other towns—more than 1200 towns—that were affected by these events.

Pawlina: And they were horrific events. A lot of people got killed and the world doesn’t know about this very much. Allison told me that your society is working hard to commemorate this event because it’s the centenary coming up next year. So would you tell us a bit about the events that are coming up?

Alan: Well it’s true that these topics are not as popularly discussed as the Holocaust, and the Armenian genocide and many of the other terrible things that unfortunately man does to man. So we have decided several years ago, probably about six years ago we started working on this and thinking that the hundredth anniversary of the pogrom was an important date that we should memorialize and try to use as an opportunity to shine some light on these events in history, not only for our town but for the more than 1200 other towns that were affected by these events.]]>

 
-An interview with Pawlina
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage is a series that has been ongoing here at Nash Holos for several years now, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto.

The series … for me and also, I hope, for Nash Holos listeners … has opened a window into the fascinating, centuries-old yet little known, history of Jewish life in Ukraine.

It has also presented opportunities for dialogue between people of Ukrainian and Jewish descent who are working to make this history better known.

Recently I received an email from Allison Zivin of the Felshtin Society in New York. The Felshtin society is named after a Ukrainian town called Felshtin, which today is called Hvardiyske. It began as a benevolent society organized in 1905 in New York City. After a brutal pogrom in February of 1919, in which some 600 Jewish Felshtiners were massacred, the society provided refuge and relief to the survivors.

A hundred years later the Felshtin society is still active and is planning commemorative events to mark the centenary of this tragic historical event. On the line to tell us more about them, the society and the history behind it is the president of the Felshtin Society, Alan Bernstein.

Pawlina: Alan, welcome to Nash Holos!

Alan Bernstein: Thanks very much, Pawlina.

Pawlina: It’s great to find out about this story and about your society. I had no idea about it! So tell us a bit about the Felshtin Society.

Alan Bernstein: The Felshtin Society was begun in 1905 and it was known as a Landsmanshaftn organization which was formed to provide fraternal and other support to people who came from Ukraine, from this part of Ukraine, and they got together as a group of neighbours and a group of family and other connections, business connections, and formed organizations to help themselves manage in the New World and also to have the opportunity to purchase burial plots because there were no cemeteries available to many of the immigrants who came from eastern Europe at that time. So there were many reasons why these societies were formed, but those were the primary goals.

Pawlina: And so in 1919 when these horrible pogroms started this was an added service the society provided?

Alan: Yes there were additional things… Once the pogroms occurred many of the people who were part of the society at that time became very active in providing relief to the people who had survived the pogrom. They were very active in establishing orphanages for the children who were left without parents, in a variety of different places in eastern Europe. In Proskurov, a town that is now called Khmelnitsky, and other places where there were groups of children that were left alone. So there was a tremendous amount of relief effort that got carried on after 1919 by our society as well as many others that were formed from the many other towns—more than 1200 towns—that were affected by these events.

Pawlina: And they were horrific events. A lot of people got killed and the world doesn’t know about this very much. Allison told me that your society is working hard to commemorate this event because it’s the centenary coming up next year. So would you tell us a bit about the events that are coming up?

Alan: Well it’s true that these topics are not as popularly discussed as the Holocaust, and the Armenian genocide and many of the other terrible things that unfortunately man does to man. So we have decided several years ago, probably about six years ago we started working on this and thinking that the hundredth anniversary of the pogrom was an important date that we should memorialize and try to use as an opportunity to shine some light on these events in history, not only for our town but for the more than 1200 other towns that were affected by these events.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0317 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 02:17:56 GMT 59:58 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina.  As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.







You can also hear the Nanaimo edition in Vancouver on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on air at 101.7FM or online at CHLY Radio Malaspina.  As well the International edition airs in over 20 countries on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio via PCJ Radio International. In between broadcasts, please follow @NashHolos on Twitter and Like the Nash Holos Facebook page. I love to hear from you so please me send your suggestions, dedications and requests here. Your comments are always welcome!







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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0314 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:07:48 GMT 57:18 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.
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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0310 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 02:29:52 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0228 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:55:37 GMT 0 no In this edition:  Nil Khasevych - Ukrainian painter, graphic artist, active public and political figure, member of OUN and UHVR. Your host: Oksana.
Передача присвячена пам’яті Ніла Хасевича, який загинув 4 березня 1952 року. Вахтанг Кіпіані, Володимир Вятрович і Денис Поліщук розповідають про життя Ніла Хасевича, про обставини і розслідування його загибелі. Також у програмі розповідь про надзвичайно яскравий і самобутній гурт "Кому Вниз", творчій діяльності якого виповнилось 30 років.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
In this edition:  Nil Khasevych - Ukrainian painter, graphic artist, active public and political figure, member of OUN and UHVR. Your host: Oksana.
Передача присвячена пам’яті Ніла Хасевича, який загинув 4 березня 1952 року. Вахтанг Кіпіані, Володимир Вятрович і Денис Поліщук розповідають про життя Ніла Хасевича, про обставини і розслідування його загибелі. Також у програмі розповідь про надзвичайно яскравий і самобутній гурт "Кому Вниз", творчій діяльності якого виповнилось 30 років.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0228 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:53:19 GMT 0 no
Передача присвячена пам’яті Леся Курбаса, Лесі Українки та Василя Барвінського.
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

Передача присвячена пам’яті Леся Курбаса, Лесі Українки та Василя Барвінського.
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver edition 2018-0217 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:55:00 GMT 1:00:00 no
Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Кubasonics • Antin Mukharsky • Kalyna • Zhyto • Hudaki Village Band • Smerichka • Theresa Sokyrka • Voloshky • Nove Pokolinya • Cheremshyna • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Korinya • Prairie Crocus

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Кubasonics • Antin Mukharsky • Kalyna • Zhyto • Hudaki Village Band • Smerichka • Theresa Sokyrka • Voloshky • Nove Pokolinya • Cheremshyna • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Korinya • Prairie Crocus

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0214 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:48:02 GMT 57:24 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 2 of 2) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 2 of 2) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0210 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 03:06:13 GMT 59:59 no
This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

(Repeat broadcast — with updates — from October 14, 2017.)]]>

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

(Repeat broadcast — with updates — from October 14, 2017.)]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0207 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:41:20 GMT 57:04 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat
Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina. (Repeat — with updates — from October 4, 2017.)

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat
Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina. (Repeat — with updates — from October 4, 2017.)

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0203 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 04 Feb 2018 02:26:00 GMT 59:59 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

Repeat broadcast — with updates — from Sept. 30, 2017.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

Repeat broadcast — with updates — from Sept. 30, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0131 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:59:13 GMT 57:07 no
Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy , Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina. (Repeat broadcast - with updates - from Oct 11, 2017.)

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy , Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina. (Repeat broadcast - with updates - from Oct 11, 2017.)

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0127 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:50:15 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0124 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:44:21 GMT 57:02 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues memorial in Lviv • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Yaroslaw's Treasure and Yaroslaw's Revenge by Vancouver author Mirko Petriw • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Music!

This hour in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues memorial in Lviv • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Yaroslaw's Treasure and Yaroslaw's Revenge by Vancouver author Mirko Petriw • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Music!

This hour in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0120 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:58:38 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

http://nashholos.infoukes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NH-Vancouver-2018-0120.mp3]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

http://nashholos.infoukes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NH-Vancouver-2018-0120.mp3]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0117 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:10:18 GMT 57:26 no
This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0113 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:24:06 GMT 1:00:00 no
Also: Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Also: Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0110 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:20:47 GMT 57:01 no
This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2018-0106 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:53:20 GMT 1:00:02 no
Ukrainian Food Flair Recipe: Chestnut cookies • Victor's Vignettes: Christmas & Easter Forever (celebrating the holidays in the USSR) •  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas music!

Musical Artists: • Ola & Oksana Herasymenko • Lastiwka •Pikkardijska Tertsia • Trio Lybid • Holy Spirit Seminary • Viryu • Kobzarsky Bratstvo • Prymaky • Drevo • Luna • Todaschuk Sisters • St. Mary's parish (Parksville, BC) • Andriana Gnap • National Bandurist Chorus of Ukraine • Maryna • Montreal hromada



Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair Recipe: Chestnut cookies • Victor's Vignettes: Christmas & Easter Forever (celebrating the holidays in the USSR) •  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas music!

Musical Artists: • Ola & Oksana Herasymenko • Lastiwka •Pikkardijska Tertsia • Trio Lybid • Holy Spirit Seminary • Viryu • Kobzarsky Bratstvo • Prymaky • Drevo • Luna • Todaschuk Sisters • St. Mary's parish (Parksville, BC) • Andriana Gnap • National Bandurist Chorus of Ukraine • Maryna • Montreal hromada



Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2018-0103 Hour 1]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:34:23 GMT 57:14 no full <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Compelling book describes heartbreaking difficulties of mass migration of Eastern European Jews - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:34:03 GMT 8:24 no

–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
Who closes the door? And who can open it? Who escapes? And who doesn’t?

A compelling book entitled The Great Departure: Mass Migration From Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahra answers some of these questions.

Tara Zahra is a professor of modern European history at the University of Chicago and a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. Her book is an impressive work of scholarship that is filled with often-heartbreaking personal stories of the devastating human toll of migration.

Between 1846 and 1940 more than fifty million Europeans moved to the Americas in one of the largest migrations of human history. Villages were emptied out throughout Europe—especially Central and Eastern Europe. The homes the emigrants left behind as well as their new homes were fundamentally changed.

From almost the very beginning emigration policies were political tools to be manipulated and exploited. Governments and nationalist movements were eager to see certain groups leave—they were often called “surplus populations”—while trying to restrict the departure of other “favored groups” considered essential for state or nation building. The goal was to create nationally homogeneous populations. A goal pursued by various regimes and governments into the twenty-first century.

Therefore, Professor Zahra’s research shows the vast majority of the 2.7 million imperial Russian subjects who left the Tsarist Empire between 1880 and 1910 were Jews, Polish-speakers, or German-speakers.

Russian imperial authorities began to encourage Jewish emigration in the 1890s. The government let the Jewish Colonization Association set up branches throughout the empire in 1892. Emigration remained illegal for non-Jewish subjects of the tsar.

Brody, a western Ukrainian city that was then on the frontier of the Russian and Austrian empires, entered folklore as a major door of departure to a new life.

Brody itself was on the fringe of Galicia, a Habsburg Austrian crown land notorious for its abject poverty. Unlike Russia, all citizens of the Habsburg Empire had the constitutional right to leave. The Ukrainian and Polish peasants of Galicia, along with the region’s Jews, also emigrated in massive numbers to new overseas opportunities. Authorities recorded a total of 3.5 million emigrants from throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire to all overseas destinations between 1876 and 1910. The largest numbers left from Galicia and Bukovina and from southern and eastern Hungary. Almost three million went to the United States.

The powers that be became alarmed. There was an increasing shortage of young men to call up for military service. Polish and Hungarian nobles in the Habsburg Empire feared losing cheap agricultural labor to American factories and mines.

The nobles had reason to worry. Wages in Western Europe and the United States were two to three times higher than wages in Galicia. And in those areas of Galicia most affected by emigration, wages eventually had to rise as employers had to compete in a global marketplace. Furthermore, as Professor Zahar points out, the tremendous flow of remittances from Galician emigrants back to their homeland expanded peasant landholdings, renovated churches, and provided economic relief.



Massive emigration, especially of young women,]]>


–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
Who closes the door? And who can open it? Who escapes? And who doesn’t?

A compelling book entitled The Great Departure: Mass Migration From Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World by Tara Zahra answers some of these questions.

Tara Zahra is a professor of modern European history at the University of Chicago and a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. Her book is an impressive work of scholarship that is filled with often-heartbreaking personal stories of the devastating human toll of migration.

Between 1846 and 1940 more than fifty million Europeans moved to the Americas in one of the largest migrations of human history. Villages were emptied out throughout Europe—especially Central and Eastern Europe. The homes the emigrants left behind as well as their new homes were fundamentally changed.

From almost the very beginning emigration policies were political tools to be manipulated and exploited. Governments and nationalist movements were eager to see certain groups leave—they were often called “surplus populations”—while trying to restrict the departure of other “favored groups” considered essential for state or nation building. The goal was to create nationally homogeneous populations. A goal pursued by various regimes and governments into the twenty-first century.

Therefore, Professor Zahra’s research shows the vast majority of the 2.7 million imperial Russian subjects who left the Tsarist Empire between 1880 and 1910 were Jews, Polish-speakers, or German-speakers.

Russian imperial authorities began to encourage Jewish emigration in the 1890s. The government let the Jewish Colonization Association set up branches throughout the empire in 1892. Emigration remained illegal for non-Jewish subjects of the tsar.

Brody, a western Ukrainian city that was then on the frontier of the Russian and Austrian empires, entered folklore as a major door of departure to a new life.

Brody itself was on the fringe of Galicia, a Habsburg Austrian crown land notorious for its abject poverty. Unlike Russia, all citizens of the Habsburg Empire had the constitutional right to leave. The Ukrainian and Polish peasants of Galicia, along with the region’s Jews, also emigrated in massive numbers to new overseas opportunities. Authorities recorded a total of 3.5 million emigrants from throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire to all overseas destinations between 1876 and 1910. The largest numbers left from Galicia and Bukovina and from southern and eastern Hungary. Almost three million went to the United States.

The powers that be became alarmed. There was an increasing shortage of young men to call up for military service. Polish and Hungarian nobles in the Habsburg Empire feared losing cheap agricultural labor to American factories and mines.

The nobles had reason to worry. Wages in Western Europe and the United States were two to three times higher than wages in Galicia. And in those areas of Galicia most affected by emigration, wages eventually had to rise as employers had to compete in a global marketplace. Furthermore, as Professor Zahar points out, the tremendous flow of remittances from Galician emigrants back to their homeland expanded peasant landholdings, renovated churches, and provided economic relief.



Massive emigration, especially of young women,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1230 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 03:16:15 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1227 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:07:45 GMT 1:00:30 no
Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: New Year's vodka punches • A Christmas Meditation: Fr. Ihor Kutash on why Ukrainians celebrate Christmas twice and the real meaning of Christmas • Book Review: First Star I See Tonight by Orysia Tracz (the compleat guide to Ukrainian Christmas traditions) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas & New Year's music!



Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: New Year's vodka punches • A Christmas Meditation: Fr. Ihor Kutash on why Ukrainians celebrate Christmas twice and the real meaning of Christmas • Book Review: First Star I See Tonight by Orysia Tracz (the compleat guide to Ukrainian Christmas traditions) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas & New Year's music!



Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Interview with Oleg Atbashian, author of Shakedown Socialism - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:30:57 GMT 18:20 no Shakedown Socialism: Unions, Pitchforks, Collective Greed, the Fallacy of Economic Equality, and other Optical Illusions of "Redistributive Justice".

He shared with me some startling personal recollections of life in Ukraine—and, by extension, anywhere in the former USSR before the spectacular collapse of communism in Europe, starting with the Berlin Wall in 1989.

He also reflected on the circumstances, events and government policies that led to the Holodomor (1932-33 famine-genocide in Ukraine) and why in his view the western world is on the brink of repeating history from the darkest days of communism in eastern Europe.

Oleg is an American who emigrated from Ukraine in the early 1990s. He fully expected to find a bastion of capitalism and opportunity in America but instead, felt like he had stepped back in time. He was astounded by the multitude of naive Americans who, like socialist idealists of the early 20th century, firmly believed in the figment of socialist utopia.

Hence his book.

Oleg Atbashian has a wicked wit to match his clarity of thought and keen observation skills. You can see him in action on his websites The People's Cube and Shakedown Socialism and by following him on Facebook. (Sadly, he is not on Twitter.) You will also see how his dire predictions are unfolding in America, including soviet-style censorship he experienced from social media sites like Google and Wikipedia.

If you decide to buy Shakedown Socialism: Unions, Pitchforks, Collective Greed, the Fallacy of Economic Equality, and other Optical Illusions of "Redistributive Justice", please consider helping us out at Nash Holos by using our affiliate link. There is no extra cost to you but it does send a few pennies our way. (So that we can continue to bring you information such as this.)

Enjoy the interview! (Audio link below.)]]>
Shakedown Socialism: Unions, Pitchforks, Collective Greed, the Fallacy of Economic Equality, and other Optical Illusions of "Redistributive Justice".

He shared with me some startling personal recollections of life in Ukraine—and, by extension, anywhere in the former USSR before the spectacular collapse of communism in Europe, starting with the Berlin Wall in 1989.

He also reflected on the circumstances, events and government policies that led to the Holodomor (1932-33 famine-genocide in Ukraine) and why in his view the western world is on the brink of repeating history from the darkest days of communism in eastern Europe.

Oleg is an American who emigrated from Ukraine in the early 1990s. He fully expected to find a bastion of capitalism and opportunity in America but instead, felt like he had stepped back in time. He was astounded by the multitude of naive Americans who, like socialist idealists of the early 20th century, firmly believed in the figment of socialist utopia.

Hence his book.

Oleg Atbashian has a wicked wit to match his clarity of thought and keen observation skills. You can see him in action on his websites The People's Cube and Shakedown Socialism and by following him on Facebook. (Sadly, he is not on Twitter.) You will also see how his dire predictions are unfolding in America, including soviet-style censorship he experienced from social media sites like Google and Wikipedia.

If you decide to buy Shakedown Socialism: Unions, Pitchforks, Collective Greed, the Fallacy of Economic Equality, and other Optical Illusions of "Redistributive Justice", please consider helping us out at Nash Holos by using our affiliate link. There is no extra cost to you but it does send a few pennies our way. (So that we can continue to bring you information such as this.)

Enjoy the interview! (Audio link below.)]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1223 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 24 Dec 2017 17:07:25 GMT 59:59 no
Христос Раждаєтсья! Славім Його!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Христос Раждаєтсья! Славім Його!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1220 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:50:14 GMT 57:31 no
This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1216 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:45:33 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1213 Hour1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:42:58 GMT 57:24 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1209 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:50:05 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian discusses how museums can tackle difficult issues of history - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:09:12 GMT 7:49 no –Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
History, trauma, and the museum space. Museums can offer many faces to the world. From dusty collections of artefacts to dramatic arenas outlining—or avoiding—compelling national or cultural narratives.

A recent lecture sponsored by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv looked at the role museums play in tackling difficult issues of history.

Vadim Altskan, originally born in Ukraine, is a historian specializing in Eastern European, Balkan, and Jewish history. He is a Project Director for the International Archival Programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

Altskan’s lecture was entitled “The Missing Page in Museums: The History of Jewish Communities as Part of the Multiethnic Heritage of Ukraine.

The challenge of integrating the history of the Jewish communities of Ukraine into the museums and educational systems of contemporary Ukraine is not a problem unique to that country alone.

Ukraine’s neighbors in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space have grappled with this issue with varying degrees of frustration and success.

Altskan made the fundamental point that to provoke interest in other people’s lives requires you to show who they were, how they lived, and why they are no longer here. Museums play a key role in showing, or not showing, all of this.



So how is Jewish history presented in Ukrainian museums today? Altskan noted the national network of privately funded Jewish museums, with the largest in Dnipro, and others in Odesa, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, Kryviy Rih, Khmelnytsky, Kherson, Kyiv, and Lviv. Some interesting temporary exhibitions are now being held in state museums, most recently in Lviv.

Nonetheless, current Ukrainian public knowledge of Ukrainian Jewish history is fragmentary and incomplete. Why is Ukrainian Jewish history missing? And how can it be returned to the Ukrainian public?

Altskan forthrightly listed the problems in developing a jointly acceptable Ukrainian and Jewish narrative for museums and the educational sector. There is a vague and distorted knowledge of each other’s history. There is ethnocentrism. There are viewpoints that don’t fit into the well-established concerns and canons of each community’s history.

Altskan identified five problematic areas of history. They include the Khmelnytsky Cossack uprising against the Poles in the 17th century. There was the Haidamak popular rebellion against the Polish regime in the 18th century. There were the pogroms in Russian-tsarist ruled central and eastern Ukraine in the 19th century. There was the bloody Civil War after the Russian Revolution of 1917, followed a couple of decades later by the Holocaust. Altskan asked how all these historic events could be treated by both nations. Do we see these events differently? And why? All of this is aggravated and complicated.

Altskan underlined that for much of their history Jews and Ukrainians lived in two solitudes, in two parallel worlds. While a Jewish-Ukrainian dialogue gathered speed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fueled by emerging nationalism and Zionism, the Ukrainian state building project failed to be implemented after the First World War.]]>
–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
History, trauma, and the museum space. Museums can offer many faces to the world. From dusty collections of artefacts to dramatic arenas outlining—or avoiding—compelling national or cultural narratives.

A recent lecture sponsored by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv looked at the role museums play in tackling difficult issues of history.

Vadim Altskan, originally born in Ukraine, is a historian specializing in Eastern European, Balkan, and Jewish history. He is a Project Director for the International Archival Programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

Altskan’s lecture was entitled “The Missing Page in Museums: The History of Jewish Communities as Part of the Multiethnic Heritage of Ukraine.

The challenge of integrating the history of the Jewish communities of Ukraine into the museums and educational systems of contemporary Ukraine is not a problem unique to that country alone.

Ukraine’s neighbors in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space have grappled with this issue with varying degrees of frustration and success.

Altskan made the fundamental point that to provoke interest in other people’s lives requires you to show who they were, how they lived, and why they are no longer here. Museums play a key role in showing, or not showing, all of this.



So how is Jewish history presented in Ukrainian museums today? Altskan noted the national network of privately funded Jewish museums, with the largest in Dnipro, and others in Odesa, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, Kryviy Rih, Khmelnytsky, Kherson, Kyiv, and Lviv. Some interesting temporary exhibitions are now being held in state museums, most recently in Lviv.

Nonetheless, current Ukrainian public knowledge of Ukrainian Jewish history is fragmentary and incomplete. Why is Ukrainian Jewish history missing? And how can it be returned to the Ukrainian public?

Altskan forthrightly listed the problems in developing a jointly acceptable Ukrainian and Jewish narrative for museums and the educational sector. There is a vague and distorted knowledge of each other’s history. There is ethnocentrism. There are viewpoints that don’t fit into the well-established concerns and canons of each community’s history.

Altskan identified five problematic areas of history. They include the Khmelnytsky Cossack uprising against the Poles in the 17th century. There was the Haidamak popular rebellion against the Polish regime in the 18th century. There were the pogroms in Russian-tsarist ruled central and eastern Ukraine in the 19th century. There was the bloody Civil War after the Russian Revolution of 1917, followed a couple of decades later by the Holocaust. Altskan asked how all these historic events could be treated by both nations. Do we see these events differently? And why? All of this is aggravated and complicated.

Altskan underlined that for much of their history Jews and Ukrainians lived in two solitudes, in two parallel worlds. While a Jewish-Ukrainian dialogue gathered speed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fueled by emerging nationalism and Zionism, the Ukrainian state building project failed to be implemented after the First World War.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1202 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:33:08 GMT 59:59 no

Featured artists: Grozovska Band • Tyt i Tam • UB • Burya • Victor Holobowich • Mickey and Eugene • Prairie Crocus • Shokolad and Bria Blessing • Oksana Mukha • BRIO Band • Interlake Polka Kings • Community Events • Yogi Klos • Kalyna • Ambrose Bros

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>


Featured artists: Grozovska Band • Tyt i Tam • UB • Burya • Victor Holobowich • Mickey and Eugene • Prairie Crocus • Shokolad and Bria Blessing • Oksana Mukha • BRIO Band • Interlake Polka Kings • Community Events • Yogi Klos • Kalyna • Ambrose Bros

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Odessa Review reflects on Ukrainian-Jewish relations past and present - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:09:57 GMT 6:43 no






 

 
–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
Perhaps some listeners fall into the same serendipitous mood I do when reading a book, or any collection of texts. Perhaps you start from the end. Or the middle. After all, every story has a beginning, middle, and end. But it doesn’t have to be told in that manner.



A very interesting new issue of the Odessa Review prompts this reflection. The October/November issue focuses on one vital theme—relations between Ukrainians and Jews. Past, present, and future.

This very special issue—supported by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter—recognizes an important truth. As Vladislav Davidzon, editor-in-chief of the Odessa Review notes, no matter how complicated or difficult the subject of Ukrainian-Jewish relations has been, the story is far from over.





An impressive array of contributors presents multiple views on the complexities and challenges of the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship.

Wolf Moskovich, Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, reviews the impact of two towering figures on Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the early decades of the 20th century. The Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko and the Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky both attempted to build bridges between the two groups. Professor Moskovich shows how they helped to sow seeds of cooperation on what he calls “distinctly infertile soil.”

A profile of the Ukrainian-born Israeli Anna Zharova, one of the founders of “Israeli Friends of Ukraine,” shows how cooperation has blossomed in a contemporary context. She outlines how both Israel and Ukraine can work with each other and learn from each other, especially in the humanitarian and cultural fields.

The prolific author, historian, and Yale University professor Timothy Snyder is also represented in this special edition. His contribution underlines the fact that Ukrainian-Jewish relations were often subject to the malign influence of third parties. In his speech on Germany’s historical responsibility to Ukraine, delivered to the German Bundestag in June 2017, Snyder points to the primacy of Ukraine in sparking the Second World War. He notes, “Ukraine is the cause of the war. Had Hitler not had the colonial idea to fight a war in Eastern Europe to control Ukraine…had there not been that plan, there could not have been a Holocaust.”

In another take on third party influence on Jewish-Ukrainian issues, the British scholar and journalist Bohdan Nahaylo traces how Ukrainian and Jewish political prisoners forged solidarity in Soviet penal institutions. Ironically, it was the Gulag that provided an unlikely forum for liberal Ukrainian and Jewish dissenters to meet and bond.



Ukrainian journalist Vitaly Portnikov makes the astute observation that “Ukraine remained a colony of Russia not because it purchased Russian gas or because its fourth president was a Russian puppet, but because the Soviet mentality of Ukrainians correlated to the Soviet mentality of Russians, who were tragically incapable of adapting to modernity.”

]]>







 

 
–Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
Perhaps some listeners fall into the same serendipitous mood I do when reading a book, or any collection of texts. Perhaps you start from the end. Or the middle. After all, every story has a beginning, middle, and end. But it doesn’t have to be told in that manner.



A very interesting new issue of the Odessa Review prompts this reflection. The October/November issue focuses on one vital theme—relations between Ukrainians and Jews. Past, present, and future.

This very special issue—supported by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter—recognizes an important truth. As Vladislav Davidzon, editor-in-chief of the Odessa Review notes, no matter how complicated or difficult the subject of Ukrainian-Jewish relations has been, the story is far from over.





An impressive array of contributors presents multiple views on the complexities and challenges of the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship.

Wolf Moskovich, Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, reviews the impact of two towering figures on Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the early decades of the 20th century. The Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko and the Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky both attempted to build bridges between the two groups. Professor Moskovich shows how they helped to sow seeds of cooperation on what he calls “distinctly infertile soil.”

A profile of the Ukrainian-born Israeli Anna Zharova, one of the founders of “Israeli Friends of Ukraine,” shows how cooperation has blossomed in a contemporary context. She outlines how both Israel and Ukraine can work with each other and learn from each other, especially in the humanitarian and cultural fields.

The prolific author, historian, and Yale University professor Timothy Snyder is also represented in this special edition. His contribution underlines the fact that Ukrainian-Jewish relations were often subject to the malign influence of third parties. In his speech on Germany’s historical responsibility to Ukraine, delivered to the German Bundestag in June 2017, Snyder points to the primacy of Ukraine in sparking the Second World War. He notes, “Ukraine is the cause of the war. Had Hitler not had the colonial idea to fight a war in Eastern Europe to control Ukraine…had there not been that plan, there could not have been a Holocaust.”

In another take on third party influence on Jewish-Ukrainian issues, the British scholar and journalist Bohdan Nahaylo traces how Ukrainian and Jewish political prisoners forged solidarity in Soviet penal institutions. Ironically, it was the Gulag that provided an unlikely forum for liberal Ukrainian and Jewish dissenters to meet and bond.



Ukrainian journalist Vitaly Portnikov makes the astute observation that “Ukraine remained a colony of Russia not because it purchased Russian gas or because its fourth president was a Russian puppet, but because the Soviet mentality of Ukrainians correlated to the Soviet mentality of Russians, who were tragically incapable of adapting to modernity.”

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1125 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:24:32 GMT 1:00:00 no
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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Poetry festival celebrates the historical memory and literary legacy of Chernivtsi, Ukraine - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:08:10 GMT 6:39 no


 

 







Poetry in a time of war.

Such is the headline by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, or FAZ, in its recent reporting on the dynamic annual poetry festival Meridian Czernowitz, held earlier in September in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi.

Why war? Because the newspaper picked up the subtle influences of the war with Russia in the East on this gracious city far from the front. As international literati gathered to celebrate the word, young men in camouflage and stony faces marched under the chestnut trees.

And why Czernowitz?

Such was the name of this city from 1774 to 1918 when it was the capital of the Imperial Austrian crownland of Bukovina under the reign of the legendary Habsburg dynasty.



In this period it became known as a “Little Vienna” due to its architectural style. And also for the fact it was the home of a growing German-speaking community and German-language university.

But the city was always cosmopolitan—a center for both the Ukrainian and Romanian national movements. And in 1908 it was the site of the first Yiddish language conference. Not surprising, as nearly a third of the city by this time was Jewish.



The stories of this city and surrounding region have been told in many languages. By the Ukrainian writers Olha Kobylianska and Yuri Fedkovych. The German novelist Gregor von Rezzori and the Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld. Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi, gained a lasting literary mystique.

Above all, it is famous as the native city of the Jewish poet Paul Celan, who wrote in German. His renowned and very much analyzed poem ''Death Fugue'' became a sensation for its metaphorical evocation of the Holocaust. The opening lines of the poem read, ''Black milk of daybreak we drink it at nightfall / we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night.''

Born in Chernivtsi in 1920, Celan is considered one of the greatest poets ever to have written in the German language in the twentieth century. He survived the Holocaust, but his parents did not. He carried a heavy burden of survivor’s guilt and depression and committed suicide in Paris in 1970.



Celan wrote of Chernivsti as a meridian, a kind of immaterial bond that unites people all around the world.

Thus the Meridian Czernowitz International Poetry Festival. It is an event built on the foundation of the cultural heritage of Chernivtsi. It celebrates a historical memory and literary legacy of its inhabitants.

The stated purpose of the festival is the return of Chernivtsi to the cultural map of Europe and the development of dialogue between contemporary Ukrainian poets and their foreign counterparts.

Yevhenia Lopata, the director of the festival, told the website Ukrainska Pravda, “Everything was under our feet. We just needed people who could gather all of this, systematize it, and create an event.”

Of course what was underfoot was the multicultural history of Chernivtsi and the multiplicity of languages. And thus one of the central features of Meridian this year was “Like They Do in Babylon.”



Groups of poets from various nations would gather on stage, or under the open sky in the center of the city. They read the poems they wrote in their original language. Their fellow poets would follow with translation, or even several translations. And there would not only be translations, but interpretive riffs on the original, or a collage based on motifs from several poems.

This Bukovinian Tower of Babel showed, as reported by the FAZ and other German-language media now intrigued by the festival,]]>



 

 







Poetry in a time of war.

Such is the headline by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, or FAZ, in its recent reporting on the dynamic annual poetry festival Meridian Czernowitz, held earlier in September in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi.

Why war? Because the newspaper picked up the subtle influences of the war with Russia in the East on this gracious city far from the front. As international literati gathered to celebrate the word, young men in camouflage and stony faces marched under the chestnut trees.

And why Czernowitz?

Such was the name of this city from 1774 to 1918 when it was the capital of the Imperial Austrian crownland of Bukovina under the reign of the legendary Habsburg dynasty.



In this period it became known as a “Little Vienna” due to its architectural style. And also for the fact it was the home of a growing German-speaking community and German-language university.

But the city was always cosmopolitan—a center for both the Ukrainian and Romanian national movements. And in 1908 it was the site of the first Yiddish language conference. Not surprising, as nearly a third of the city by this time was Jewish.



The stories of this city and surrounding region have been told in many languages. By the Ukrainian writers Olha Kobylianska and Yuri Fedkovych. The German novelist Gregor von Rezzori and the Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld. Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi, gained a lasting literary mystique.

Above all, it is famous as the native city of the Jewish poet Paul Celan, who wrote in German. His renowned and very much analyzed poem ''Death Fugue'' became a sensation for its metaphorical evocation of the Holocaust. The opening lines of the poem read, ''Black milk of daybreak we drink it at nightfall / we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night.''

Born in Chernivtsi in 1920, Celan is considered one of the greatest poets ever to have written in the German language in the twentieth century. He survived the Holocaust, but his parents did not. He carried a heavy burden of survivor’s guilt and depression and committed suicide in Paris in 1970.



Celan wrote of Chernivsti as a meridian, a kind of immaterial bond that unites people all around the world.

Thus the Meridian Czernowitz International Poetry Festival. It is an event built on the foundation of the cultural heritage of Chernivtsi. It celebrates a historical memory and literary legacy of its inhabitants.

The stated purpose of the festival is the return of Chernivtsi to the cultural map of Europe and the development of dialogue between contemporary Ukrainian poets and their foreign counterparts.

Yevhenia Lopata, the director of the festival, told the website Ukrainska Pravda, “Everything was under our feet. We just needed people who could gather all of this, systematize it, and create an event.”

Of course what was underfoot was the multicultural history of Chernivtsi and the multiplicity of languages. And thus one of the central features of Meridian this year was “Like They Do in Babylon.”



Groups of poets from various nations would gather on stage, or under the open sky in the center of the city. They read the poems they wrote in their original language. Their fellow poets would follow with translation, or even several translations. And there would not only be translations, but interpretive riffs on the original, or a collage based on motifs from several poems.

This Bukovinian Tower of Babel showed, as reported by the FAZ and other German-language media now intrigued by the festival,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1118 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:59:05 GMT 59:59 no
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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Exploring the legacy of the Holocaust in Ukraine - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:37:01 GMT 7:46 no



– Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
Guilt, justice, and family ties.

These dramatic themes are recalled today due to the recent publication of the Ukrainian-language edition of East-West Street by Phillip Sands, a book presented by the author at this year’s Lviv Book Forum.

The Ukrainian publication of the critically acclaimed book by Sands recalls a panel discussion held on the very theme of guilt, justice, and family ties back in 2014 at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv.

Panel moderator Sofia Dyak noted back then that we have many accounts of the Holocaust and other atrocities, but very few of the perpetrators.

Sands was joined at the panel by his two of the subjects of his book. There was Nicklas Frank, the son of Hans Frank, a Nazi war criminal who was convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg and executed in 1945. He was joined by Horst von Wachter, the son of Otto von Wachter, who was the Nazi governor of Galicia and died in hiding in Rome in 1949.

Sands, Frank, and von Wachter all share ties with Lviv, or, as it was known then, Lemberg. Sands’s maternal grandfather was born there before the First World War. Niklas Frank’s father Hans Frank delivered a notorious speech in the great hall of Lviv University in 1942 lauding in a grotesquely humorous manner the extermination of the area’s Jews. Horst’s father Otto von Wachter was instrumental in creating the SS Galicia Division.



As Sands has pointed out in his work, Niklas Frank hates his father. Horst von Wachter loves his, arguing Otto von Wachter was a decent man trapped in an impossible situation. Horst asserts his father spoke up against Nazi plans to make occupied Lviv a completely German city by purging it of all non-Germans.

Sands calls his book an investigation of how a son deals with the legacy of his father. As Sands said, “The usual custom is that one honors his father. But equally there is also a custom that if one’s father has killed people, one should have a degree of recognition of what one’s father has done.” Sands wanted to explore this relationship between responsibility and love. “Frankly,” said Sands, “I think of Horst and Niklas as victims as well.”

Sands was surprised by the lack of questions from the Lviv audience to the panel. He was of the opinion this might because of what he called, “the elephant in the room,” which was Ukrainian involvement in the atrocities of the war. He said he felt very much at home in Lviv after numerous visits, but stressed, “nowhere does one see an engagement with what happened. What is your reaction? If you’re engaged, why? Or why not?

A young woman in the audience had one answer. She said, “Most of our relatives, our grandparents, our great-grandparents, were killed. There is nobody to ask about these events.” She went on to say that in her opinion Ukrainian “discomfort is not because of engagement or non-engagement but because we are a country in a war [with Russia].”



The moderator Dyak stepped up in place of the audience silence to offer her take. “How many things can you ask and how many things have relevance in later generations? How many things can you transfer? But we are living here now, and can make our decisions about what we think is good or bad, what is relevant and what questions we can ask or we don’t ask. We also think we can ask later, and there won’t be anybody to answer these questions. For difficult questions, there is no good time to ask, because they are difficult.]]>




– Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
Guilt, justice, and family ties.

These dramatic themes are recalled today due to the recent publication of the Ukrainian-language edition of East-West Street by Phillip Sands, a book presented by the author at this year’s Lviv Book Forum.

The Ukrainian publication of the critically acclaimed book by Sands recalls a panel discussion held on the very theme of guilt, justice, and family ties back in 2014 at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv.

Panel moderator Sofia Dyak noted back then that we have many accounts of the Holocaust and other atrocities, but very few of the perpetrators.

Sands was joined at the panel by his two of the subjects of his book. There was Nicklas Frank, the son of Hans Frank, a Nazi war criminal who was convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg and executed in 1945. He was joined by Horst von Wachter, the son of Otto von Wachter, who was the Nazi governor of Galicia and died in hiding in Rome in 1949.

Sands, Frank, and von Wachter all share ties with Lviv, or, as it was known then, Lemberg. Sands’s maternal grandfather was born there before the First World War. Niklas Frank’s father Hans Frank delivered a notorious speech in the great hall of Lviv University in 1942 lauding in a grotesquely humorous manner the extermination of the area’s Jews. Horst’s father Otto von Wachter was instrumental in creating the SS Galicia Division.



As Sands has pointed out in his work, Niklas Frank hates his father. Horst von Wachter loves his, arguing Otto von Wachter was a decent man trapped in an impossible situation. Horst asserts his father spoke up against Nazi plans to make occupied Lviv a completely German city by purging it of all non-Germans.

Sands calls his book an investigation of how a son deals with the legacy of his father. As Sands said, “The usual custom is that one honors his father. But equally there is also a custom that if one’s father has killed people, one should have a degree of recognition of what one’s father has done.” Sands wanted to explore this relationship between responsibility and love. “Frankly,” said Sands, “I think of Horst and Niklas as victims as well.”

Sands was surprised by the lack of questions from the Lviv audience to the panel. He was of the opinion this might because of what he called, “the elephant in the room,” which was Ukrainian involvement in the atrocities of the war. He said he felt very much at home in Lviv after numerous visits, but stressed, “nowhere does one see an engagement with what happened. What is your reaction? If you’re engaged, why? Or why not?

A young woman in the audience had one answer. She said, “Most of our relatives, our grandparents, our great-grandparents, were killed. There is nobody to ask about these events.” She went on to say that in her opinion Ukrainian “discomfort is not because of engagement or non-engagement but because we are a country in a war [with Russia].”



The moderator Dyak stepped up in place of the audience silence to offer her take. “How many things can you ask and how many things have relevance in later generations? How many things can you transfer? But we are living here now, and can make our decisions about what we think is good or bad, what is relevant and what questions we can ask or we don’t ask. We also think we can ask later, and there won’t be anybody to answer these questions. For difficult questions, there is no good time to ask, because they are difficult.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1111 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:27:14 GMT 1:00:00 no Remembrance Day Tribute • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: "Poetry in a time of war" a featured theme at poetry festival in Ukraine • Ukrainian Christian Heritage: St. Phillip's Fast (Advent) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

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Remembrance Day Tribute • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: "Poetry in a time of war" a featured theme at poetry festival in Ukraine • Ukrainian Christian Heritage: St. Phillip's Fast (Advent) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1104 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:26:46 GMT 1:00:01 no Zirka • Oksana Bilozir • Olya • Oksana Mukha • Sophia Rotaru (Vancouver, PCJ) • Kvitka • Владислав Курасов • Cheremshyna • KievORCHESTRIO • Migrena • Іван Пилипець • TangeIrine & Edward Drood- • By Request Band • Peter Lamb


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Zirka • Oksana Bilozir • Olya • Oksana Mukha • Sophia Rotaru (Vancouver, PCJ) • Kvitka • Владислав Курасов • Cheremshyna • KievORCHESTRIO • Migrena • Іван Пилипець • TangeIrine & Edward Drood- • By Request Band • Peter Lamb


Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1028 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 29 Oct 2017 03:24:38 GMT 1:00:00 no
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1025 Hour 2]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:31:34 GMT 57:42 5b73833bc0712b3706ac8b24 no full In this edition: 


Andryi Lyubka with his stories. Andryi is a contemporary Ukrainian poet, writer, and essayist. His writings have been translated into Polish, Chinese, English, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Romanian, Turkish, and German. Mr. Lyubka also works as a translator, having published several translations from Polish, Serbian, and English into Ukrainian. His book Karbid is nominated as BBC Book of the Year.

 

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

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In this edition: 


Andryi Lyubka with his stories. Andryi is a contemporary Ukrainian poet, writer, and essayist. His writings have been translated into Polish, Chinese, English, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Romanian, Turkish, and German. Mr. Lyubka also works as a translator, having published several translations from Polish, Serbian, and English into Ukrainian. His book Karbid is nominated as BBC Book of the Year.

 

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1025 Hour 1 ]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:36:28 GMT 57:52 no full Get your dancing boots on for an all-music show of Great Ukrainian zabava music!

Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy, Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters.

This hour in English.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

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Get your dancing boots on for an all-music show of Great Ukrainian zabava music!

Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy, Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters.

This hour in English.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1021 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:29:53 GMT 59:59 no

Featured artists: Grozovska Band • Tyt i Tam • UB • Burya • Victor Holobowich • Mickey and Eugene • Prairie Crocus • Shokolad and Bria Blessing • Oksana Mukha • BRIO Band • Interlake Polka Kings • Community Events • Yogi Klos • Kalyna • Ambrose Bros

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>


Featured artists: Grozovska Band • Tyt i Tam • UB • Burya • Victor Holobowich • Mickey and Eugene • Prairie Crocus • Shokolad and Bria Blessing • Oksana Mukha • BRIO Band • Interlake Polka Kings • Community Events • Yogi Klos • Kalyna • Ambrose Bros

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1018 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:45:37 GMT 57:52 no
 

In this edition we continue introduce you the newest Ukrainian music: Bumboks, Oleksandr Lozovskiy, Alina Bashkina, Kazka, Lumiere and others.

Ivan Lenyo (Kozak System) is speaking about new quota limit on Ukrainian radio and big growing of groups and singers.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

 

In this edition we continue introduce you the newest Ukrainian music: Bumboks, Oleksandr Lozovskiy, Alina Bashkina, Kazka, Lumiere and others.

Ivan Lenyo (Kozak System) is speaking about new quota limit on Ukrainian radio and big growing of groups and singers.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1018 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:45:58 GMT 57:34 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 2 of 2) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.
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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 2 of 2) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1014 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:45:32 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 2 of 2) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 2 of 2) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Horpyna • Korinya • Zubrivka • LIA • The Ukrainians • Mirko Sablych • Oles Berdnyk • Anton Ewasiuk

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Marla Raucher Osborn on her Rohatyn restoration project. Part 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:49:28 GMT 23:18 no




In the last episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, we spoke with Marla Raucher Osborn, who discovered her Jewish roots a few years ago in the western Ukrainian city of Rohatyn. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband left their home in California and relocated to Lviv, in western Ukraine, where they now run an NGO called Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. This NGO, or non-government organization, is dedicated to restoring Rohatyn’s centuries-old Jewish heritage, which was almost completely obliterated by the Nazis during the Holocaust. In the last episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, Marla shared with us the reasons behind her driving passion for this work, a bit about the centuries-old history of Rohatyn’s Jewish community, and some of the different projects she and her organization are tackling. She also introduced us to one of the people who plays a key role in her organization.

In this episode, part 2 of our interview with Marla Raucher Osborn, we ‘ll find out more about this man so critical to her work. Marla will also provide a bit more detail about the challenges her Rohatyn restoration project faces, in particular Jewish cemeteries, and locating headstones—or what is left of the countless headstones that had been desecrated and vandalized by the Nazis and later the Soviet authorities.



Pawlina: Marla, tell us about Mykhailo—you mentioned, the people of Rohatyn working with you and with Jewish heritage community outside of Ukraine. Tell us about Mykhailo Vorobets.

Marla: A very special person. He is 83 years old. In fact we spoke about the Jewish descendants coming in 1998, working with the city to erect memorials. He was part of that, he was there. He was in touch with several of the descendants that worked on the creation of these memorials, and he continues to be there. At this point he is a retired school teacher, which is a very common characteristic I have found in towns; oftentimes the person who is the carrier of memory (for lack of a better word) is a former school teacher. He has written a number of books. He continues to lecture to students about the multi ethnic pre-war population of Rohatyn with the Jewish component very prevalent. Even last week he lectured to some students about this. He has been for the last six years since we created Rohatyn Jewish heritage he has been our key contact in the city. He doesn’t speak English which is another reason we always bring an interpreter with us. It was Mykhailo Vorobets that Renata met with at least once if not more times during her visits. I would like to add that, on his own for over 25 years at this point, he has been planting flowers at the mass grave sites, caring for the cemeteries in conjunction with the city, bringing Jewish headstones back to the cemetery if they have been found in town, and he continues to be our liaison with the city and the residents when Jewish headstones are uncovered in town for coordinating their return to the Jewish cemetery.



Pawlina: So tell us about the headstones, that is your main project, right?

Marla: Yeah. What to say about it? I am not a practicing religious Jew; but the first time I saw a Jewish headstone on the banks of the river in Rohatyn, it changed me. To see a Jewish headstone with Hebrew writing on it in a place other than a Jewish cemetery is a changing experience. It speaks volumes. The headstones were our first encounter when we returned for that second visit to Rohatyn in 2011. Mr Vorobets showed us headstones that had been pulled out of a road that had been opened for maintenance work. Headstones get pulled out of private gardens, or as we walk the streets of Rohatyn with him, because everyone knows him, and feels comfortable speaking with him; it is very common on trips for people to come out of their houses, and motion for us to come into the backyard,]]>





In the last episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, we spoke with Marla Raucher Osborn, who discovered her Jewish roots a few years ago in the western Ukrainian city of Rohatyn. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband left their home in California and relocated to Lviv, in western Ukraine, where they now run an NGO called Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. This NGO, or non-government organization, is dedicated to restoring Rohatyn’s centuries-old Jewish heritage, which was almost completely obliterated by the Nazis during the Holocaust. In the last episode of Ukrainian Jewish Heritage, Marla shared with us the reasons behind her driving passion for this work, a bit about the centuries-old history of Rohatyn’s Jewish community, and some of the different projects she and her organization are tackling. She also introduced us to one of the people who plays a key role in her organization.

In this episode, part 2 of our interview with Marla Raucher Osborn, we ‘ll find out more about this man so critical to her work. Marla will also provide a bit more detail about the challenges her Rohatyn restoration project faces, in particular Jewish cemeteries, and locating headstones—or what is left of the countless headstones that had been desecrated and vandalized by the Nazis and later the Soviet authorities.



Pawlina: Marla, tell us about Mykhailo—you mentioned, the people of Rohatyn working with you and with Jewish heritage community outside of Ukraine. Tell us about Mykhailo Vorobets.

Marla: A very special person. He is 83 years old. In fact we spoke about the Jewish descendants coming in 1998, working with the city to erect memorials. He was part of that, he was there. He was in touch with several of the descendants that worked on the creation of these memorials, and he continues to be there. At this point he is a retired school teacher, which is a very common characteristic I have found in towns; oftentimes the person who is the carrier of memory (for lack of a better word) is a former school teacher. He has written a number of books. He continues to lecture to students about the multi ethnic pre-war population of Rohatyn with the Jewish component very prevalent. Even last week he lectured to some students about this. He has been for the last six years since we created Rohatyn Jewish heritage he has been our key contact in the city. He doesn’t speak English which is another reason we always bring an interpreter with us. It was Mykhailo Vorobets that Renata met with at least once if not more times during her visits. I would like to add that, on his own for over 25 years at this point, he has been planting flowers at the mass grave sites, caring for the cemeteries in conjunction with the city, bringing Jewish headstones back to the cemetery if they have been found in town, and he continues to be our liaison with the city and the residents when Jewish headstones are uncovered in town for coordinating their return to the Jewish cemetery.



Pawlina: So tell us about the headstones, that is your main project, right?

Marla: Yeah. What to say about it? I am not a practicing religious Jew; but the first time I saw a Jewish headstone on the banks of the river in Rohatyn, it changed me. To see a Jewish headstone with Hebrew writing on it in a place other than a Jewish cemetery is a changing experience. It speaks volumes. The headstones were our first encounter when we returned for that second visit to Rohatyn in 2011. Mr Vorobets showed us headstones that had been pulled out of a road that had been opened for maintenance work. Headstones get pulled out of private gardens, or as we walk the streets of Rohatyn with him, because everyone knows him, and feels comfortable speaking with him; it is very common on trips for people to come out of their houses, and motion for us to come into the backyard,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1011 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:06:12 GMT 57:30 no
 

This edition is dedicated to Defender of Ukraine Day (День захисника України, Den' zakhysnyka Ukrayiny). Volodymyr Viatrovych and Vakhtang Kipiani, Ukrainian historians speak about this day and about ideologists of the UPA.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

 

This edition is dedicated to Defender of Ukraine Day (День захисника України, Den' zakhysnyka Ukrayiny). Volodymyr Viatrovych and Vakhtang Kipiani, Ukrainian historians speak about this day and about ideologists of the UPA.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1011 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:57:19 GMT 57:29 no
Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy , Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy , Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-1007 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 01:54:16 GMT 1:00:00 no
Get your dancing boots on for an all-music show of Great Ukrainian zabava music!

Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy , Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>

Get your dancing boots on for an all-music show of Great Ukrainian zabava music!

Featured artists: Shoom, Zhyto, Kubasonics, Millenia, Sloohai, Fraser River Boys, Trubka, Wally Knash, The Cimarrons, The Female Beat, The Brothers Band, By Request Band, Jayden Chornoboy , Peter Picklyk, High Profile, Chuchyl Orchestra, Canadian Rhythm Masters

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1004 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:52:27 GMT 57:04 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat
Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat
Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-1004 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:07:07 GMT 57:11 no
In this edition: Ukranian lessons: 1) 10 "warm" Ukrainian words; 2) How to say that in Ukrainian.
New Ukrainian music (2017, the best): Vivienne Mort, Alina Bashkina, Kozak System, Andriy Zalisko, Bez Obmezhen, Duet Mova, Maya Yanchyshyk, HARDKISS, Helga, LesykSam etc.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

In this edition: Ukranian lessons: 1) 10 "warm" Ukrainian words; 2) How to say that in Ukrainian.
New Ukrainian music (2017, the best): Vivienne Mort, Alina Bashkina, Kozak System, Andriy Zalisko, Bez Obmezhen, Duet Mova, Maya Yanchyshyk, HARDKISS, Helga, LesykSam etc.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0930 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 01:54:02 GMT 59:59 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Feature interview with Marla Raucher Osborne, with Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, about the work she is doing for the Jewish community of Rohatyn, Ukraine (Part 1 of 2) • Rushnychok Story: The story of the icon Kyiv bar, Baraban and social change in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This week's featured artists: Sloohai • Zubrivka • Sofia Rotaru • BRIO Band • Lira • Rossa • Rushnychok • Freddie Chetyrbok • The Female Beat

Join me — Pawlina — for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Marla Raucher Osborn talks about her Rohatyn restoration project. Part 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:56:35 GMT 19:09 no


 

 

A few years ago, Marla Raucher Osborn discovered her Jewish roots in the western Ukrainian city of Rohatyn.



She and her husband have since left their home in California and relocated to Lviv, in western Ukraine, where they run an NGO called Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. This NGO, or non-government organization, is dedicated to restoring Rohatyn’s centuries-old Jewish heritage which was almost completely obliterated by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

It’s a daunting project. Of Rohatyn’s Jewish community which numbered in the tens of thousands before WWII, only a few remain today. Remnants of synagogues, cemeteries, and other visible symbols of this once thriving and vibrant community lie scattered across the area, buried in asphalt and concrete foundations, in forests and fields.

Marla has dedicated her life to finding and restoring as many of these remnants as she can. Recently, she kindly agreed to share her story with Nash Holos listeners.

Pawlina: So how did you end up starting this whole Rohatyn adventure? You and your husband do this, and this is kind of your life’s work now. How did you get started? What brought you to Rohatyn?

Marla: It's a good question. I like to say I was an accidental activist, because I didn’t go looking for it, it grabbed me. My Rohatyn grandmother, my father's mother was a very influential person in my life, and she passed away about 15 years ago. In 2008 while living in Paris, my husband said, "You know what? For our anniversary, let’s make a trip to Rohatyn, in fact let’s make our first trip to Ukraine." And we went. We went to Lviv, we rented a car, we drove in winter—it was February—to Rohatyn. We had no translator with us, no maps, no information where the Jewish sites were, where my grandmother had lived before she left with her parents and sister in 1914. And two hours later I couldn't wait to leave. By the time we got back to Paris I thought I had it, I’ve made that heritage trip, I never want to go back. But over the next couple of years the more I thought about it, and the more involved I got with a Rohatyn Jewish descendants group that was formed on the internet, the more I realized the problem was not Rohatyn, the problem was me. I hadn't gone prepared. So in 2011 we went back. We brought an interpreter with us, and from that very first visit in 2011, we were introduced to Mykailo Vorobetz. He took us the sites, and he showed us the Jewish headstones he had been accumulating. From there on out... there was no return. That was it.



Pawlina: Wow. You were hooked. So... but why? Your husband suggested it, why? Why Rohatyn?

Marla: Well a couple of reasons. Both of us have always been the family historians in our particular families. And it is worth pointing out my husband is not Jewish, but I tell people he is the most Jewish non-Jewish person you would meet. He is absolutely involved with this project 100%. But I was always very intrigued with my grandmother's family. And I’ve thought about this a lot because... the family had two aunts of my grandmother who had advanced degrees in the inter-war period when Rohatyn was Polish and I always found them very fascinating. They didn't have any children, they survived the Shoah, the Holocaust, because they left Rohatyn in the 1930's when there were restrictions starting to be imposed on Jews in certain professions; like doctors and teachers, etc. And I always was very intrigued by this side of my family. In some ways it was in part because there was so little I knew about that side of the family. In a way I think it’s symbolic of what Jewish heritage is like in western Ukraine, because it is very much about empty spaces,]]>



 

 

A few years ago, Marla Raucher Osborn discovered her Jewish roots in the western Ukrainian city of Rohatyn.



She and her husband have since left their home in California and relocated to Lviv, in western Ukraine, where they run an NGO called Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. This NGO, or non-government organization, is dedicated to restoring Rohatyn’s centuries-old Jewish heritage which was almost completely obliterated by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

It’s a daunting project. Of Rohatyn’s Jewish community which numbered in the tens of thousands before WWII, only a few remain today. Remnants of synagogues, cemeteries, and other visible symbols of this once thriving and vibrant community lie scattered across the area, buried in asphalt and concrete foundations, in forests and fields.

Marla has dedicated her life to finding and restoring as many of these remnants as she can. Recently, she kindly agreed to share her story with Nash Holos listeners.

Pawlina: So how did you end up starting this whole Rohatyn adventure? You and your husband do this, and this is kind of your life’s work now. How did you get started? What brought you to Rohatyn?

Marla: It's a good question. I like to say I was an accidental activist, because I didn’t go looking for it, it grabbed me. My Rohatyn grandmother, my father's mother was a very influential person in my life, and she passed away about 15 years ago. In 2008 while living in Paris, my husband said, "You know what? For our anniversary, let’s make a trip to Rohatyn, in fact let’s make our first trip to Ukraine." And we went. We went to Lviv, we rented a car, we drove in winter—it was February—to Rohatyn. We had no translator with us, no maps, no information where the Jewish sites were, where my grandmother had lived before she left with her parents and sister in 1914. And two hours later I couldn't wait to leave. By the time we got back to Paris I thought I had it, I’ve made that heritage trip, I never want to go back. But over the next couple of years the more I thought about it, and the more involved I got with a Rohatyn Jewish descendants group that was formed on the internet, the more I realized the problem was not Rohatyn, the problem was me. I hadn't gone prepared. So in 2011 we went back. We brought an interpreter with us, and from that very first visit in 2011, we were introduced to Mykailo Vorobetz. He took us the sites, and he showed us the Jewish headstones he had been accumulating. From there on out... there was no return. That was it.



Pawlina: Wow. You were hooked. So... but why? Your husband suggested it, why? Why Rohatyn?

Marla: Well a couple of reasons. Both of us have always been the family historians in our particular families. And it is worth pointing out my husband is not Jewish, but I tell people he is the most Jewish non-Jewish person you would meet. He is absolutely involved with this project 100%. But I was always very intrigued with my grandmother's family. And I’ve thought about this a lot because... the family had two aunts of my grandmother who had advanced degrees in the inter-war period when Rohatyn was Polish and I always found them very fascinating. They didn't have any children, they survived the Shoah, the Holocaust, because they left Rohatyn in the 1930's when there were restrictions starting to be imposed on Jews in certain professions; like doctors and teachers, etc. And I always was very intrigued by this side of my family. In some ways it was in part because there was so little I knew about that side of the family. In a way I think it’s symbolic of what Jewish heritage is like in western Ukraine, because it is very much about empty spaces,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0927 Hour 2]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:26:47 GMT 57:42 5b737f83c0712b3706ac8b23 no full Who is Vakhtang Kipiani?


Probably, you know him as Ukrainian journalist, publicist and historian. He is the editor in chief of the “Istorychna Pravda” (“Historical Truth”) website, a lecturer in journalism at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and within the PR department at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.”


In this edition we present his story about First Ukrainian settlers in Canada "Nashi pershi."


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.


This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.

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Who is Vakhtang Kipiani?


Probably, you know him as Ukrainian journalist, publicist and historian. He is the editor in chief of the “Istorychna Pravda” (“Historical Truth”) website, a lecturer in journalism at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and within the PR department at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.”


In this edition we present his story about First Ukrainian settlers in Canada "Nashi pershi."


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.


This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0927 Hour 1 ]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:50:21 GMT 59:38 no full In this edition this hour:


Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for chocolate honey cake • Feature in-studio interview with Leanne Pacholok, instructor with Nanaimo's Vesna Ukrainian Dancers • Knyzhka Corner book review: Empress of the East, new book about a Ukrainian slave girl who rose to rule the Ottoman empire • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Great Ukrainian music!


This week's feature artists" Grozovska Band • Korinya • Lyonok • Rozhanytsia • Troye Zillia • High Profile • Cheremshyna • Tyt i Tam  • By Request Band • Canadian Rhythm Masters • Ambrose Brothers


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

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In this edition this hour:


Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for chocolate honey cake • Feature in-studio interview with Leanne Pacholok, instructor with Nanaimo's Vesna Ukrainian Dancers • Knyzhka Corner book review: Empress of the East, new book about a Ukrainian slave girl who rose to rule the Ottoman empire • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Great Ukrainian music!


This week's feature artists" Grozovska Band • Korinya • Lyonok • Rozhanytsia • Troye Zillia • High Profile • Cheremshyna • Tyt i Tam  • By Request Band • Canadian Rhythm Masters • Ambrose Brothers


Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0923 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:58:21 GMT 1:00:00 no
Victor's Vignettes: A shipyard interpreter looks back at life in early post-soviet Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Musical artists: Fata Morgana • Oksana Mukha • Maria Burmaka • Zapovid • dunai • Bohdan Kovalchyn • Kvitka • Olya Fryz • Mickey and Bunny • Cheremshyna • Prairie Crocus • By Request Band

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>

Victor's Vignettes: A shipyard interpreter looks back at life in early post-soviet Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Musical artists: Fata Morgana • Oksana Mukha • Maria Burmaka • Zapovid • dunai • Bohdan Kovalchyn • Kvitka • Olya Fryz • Mickey and Bunny • Cheremshyna • Prairie Crocus • By Request Band

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver!]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Proposed Jewish Museum in Ukraine drawing inspiration from Poland - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:39:36 GMT 7:36 no Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
How do you tell a story?

Museums are essential places where stories about nations and cultures are told. But they are also places where the story may not fully told. Or the story may need to be retold.

There has been a global boom in new museums. There are new technologies, and new ways to tell a story, especially with interactive multi-media formats. Museum visitors are no longer just passive consumers of information.

This museum boom is now reaching Eastern Europe. And fresh ideas about museums are facing new challenges in rapidly changing societies in that region. History, and re-thinking history, and re-telling history, is complicated in post-communist societies. Controversial. And often painful.

Recently the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv tackled the issues of museums telling, or not telling, the story. What are the challenges that Ukrainian museums face when including Jewish history into the dominant narrative of their exhibitions?

A public program called "Jewish Days in the City Hall: (Un)Displayed Past in East European Museums" featured researchers and museum experts from Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Russia, and the U.S. The focus was on emerging trends in museum practices. A crucial point discussed was how to create inclusive narratives on societies with a multicultural heritage.
Examples were drawn from the stories Jewish museums in Eastern Europe are now telling us.

One compelling example was provided by Marcin Wodziński. He is a historian and Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wroclaw in western Poland. His special fields of interest are Jewish material culture and the social history of Jews in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe.

Wodzinski’s lecture focused on the Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened in Warsaw in 2014. He explained how guiding principles and considerations of history shaped the Museum. He outlined how the museum emerged from public debates on the Jews and Polish-Jewish relations, both academic and popular. All this has direct relevance to Ukrainian museums now grappling with similar challenges.

Wodzinksi noted the proposed museum started with the advantage of having no collection. But it started with a story. A powerful story. And the story was to be a museum of Jewish life, and not a memorial to a gravesite. He pointed out the museum avoided a lachrymose approach, where Jewish history is presented as only that of victims. The Jewish story is not only of suffering.

The museum consulted with historians and specialists for year to develop the story it wanted to tell before opening. A thousand years of Polish Jewish history was divided into chapters. Museum space was parceled out to these chapters and reflected in structured galleries of exhibits. There is a narration of events guided by documents of the time. But the story told is in the voice of historians in the 21st century.

Wodzinski noted that a museum does not have to be based on objects of display. A story does not come from objects. But historical artefacts bring to a museum an essential feeling of authenticity. The trick is to integrate artefacts effectively into museum space.

One of the most challenging issues for the museum was dealing with the slippery and often changing meaning of identity. Polish Jews, like Ukrainian Jews, lived among non-Jews who were often divided for long periods by different empires, states, and ruling languages. A so-called “Polish Jew” living in Berlin was identified as such because he might be wearing “traditional” Jewish dress. Just as a so-called “German Jew” in the once Austrian imperial city of Lemberg, now Lviv, was called that because we wore contemporary urban clothing.

The problem of identification is complex and it is difficu...]]>
Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
How do you tell a story?

Museums are essential places where stories about nations and cultures are told. But they are also places where the story may not fully told. Or the story may need to be retold.

There has been a global boom in new museums. There are new technologies, and new ways to tell a story, especially with interactive multi-media formats. Museum visitors are no longer just passive consumers of information.

This museum boom is now reaching Eastern Europe. And fresh ideas about museums are facing new challenges in rapidly changing societies in that region. History, and re-thinking history, and re-telling history, is complicated in post-communist societies. Controversial. And often painful.

Recently the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv tackled the issues of museums telling, or not telling, the story. What are the challenges that Ukrainian museums face when including Jewish history into the dominant narrative of their exhibitions?

A public program called "Jewish Days in the City Hall: (Un)Displayed Past in East European Museums" featured researchers and museum experts from Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Russia, and the U.S. The focus was on emerging trends in museum practices. A crucial point discussed was how to create inclusive narratives on societies with a multicultural heritage.
Examples were drawn from the stories Jewish museums in Eastern Europe are now telling us.

One compelling example was provided by Marcin Wodziński. He is a historian and Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wroclaw in western Poland. His special fields of interest are Jewish material culture and the social history of Jews in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe.

Wodzinski’s lecture focused on the Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened in Warsaw in 2014. He explained how guiding principles and considerations of history shaped the Museum. He outlined how the museum emerged from public debates on the Jews and Polish-Jewish relations, both academic and popular. All this has direct relevance to Ukrainian museums now grappling with similar challenges.

Wodzinksi noted the proposed museum started with the advantage of having no collection. But it started with a story. A powerful story. And the story was to be a museum of Jewish life, and not a memorial to a gravesite. He pointed out the museum avoided a lachrymose approach, where Jewish history is presented as only that of victims. The Jewish story is not only of suffering.

The museum consulted with historians and specialists for year to develop the story it wanted to tell before opening. A thousand years of Polish Jewish history was divided into chapters. Museum space was parceled out to these chapters and reflected in structured galleries of exhibits. There is a narration of events guided by documents of the time. But the story told is in the voice of historians in the 21st century.

Wodzinski noted that a museum does not have to be based on objects of display. A story does not come from objects. But historical artefacts bring to a museum an essential feeling of authenticity. The trick is to integrate artefacts effectively into museum space.

One of the most challenging issues for the museum was dealing with the slippery and often changing meaning of identity. Polish Jews, like Ukrainian Jews, lived among non-Jews who were often divided for long periods by different empires, states, and ruling languages. A so-called “Polish Jew” living in Berlin was identified as such because he might be wearing “traditional” Jewish dress. Just as a so-called “German Jew” in the once Austrian imperial city of Lemberg, now Lviv, was called that because we wore contemporary urban clothing.

The problem of identification is complex and it is difficu...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0920 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:16:10 GMT 58:49 no
This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM. Broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.
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This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM. Broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0916 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:35:39 GMT 59:59 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A look at Jewish museums in Eastern Europe • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Roxolana: Empress of the East • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Troye Zillia • Volodymyr Verminsky • Ekspres • Jayden Chornoboy • Grozovska Band • Serhiy Solonyi • High Profile • Mickey & Eugene • Korinya • Kalyna • Kubasonics • By Request Band

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A look at Jewish museums in Eastern Europe • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Roxolana: Empress of the East • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Troye Zillia • Volodymyr Verminsky • Ekspres • Jayden Chornoboy • Grozovska Band • Serhiy Solonyi • High Profile • Mickey & Eugene • Korinya • Kalyna • Kubasonics • By Request Band

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0913 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:18:51 GMT 28:57 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver edition 2017-0909 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 01:37:48 GMT 59:59 no
Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Кubasonics • Antin Mukharsky • Kalyna • Zhyto • Hudaki Village Band • Smerichka • Theresa Sokyrka • Voloshky • Nove Pokolinya • Cheremshyna • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Korinya • Prairie Crocus

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Кubasonics • Antin Mukharsky • Kalyna • Zhyto • Hudaki Village Band • Smerichka • Theresa Sokyrka • Voloshky • Nove Pokolinya • Cheremshyna • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Korinya • Prairie Crocus

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: New initiative will help Ukraine preserve its Jewish cemeteries and heritage for future generations - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:23:27 GMT 6:41 no


 



New initiative will help Ukraine preserve its Jewish cemeteries and heritage for future generations



“As if they are trees falling in the middle of the forest in the middle of the night.”

This haunting remark was made by Phil Carmel, the CEO of the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative. The Initiative was launched to physically protect Jewish burial sites in Europe. And this was done most specifically in places where Jewish communities were destroyed in the Holocaust.

The Initiative was set up as a German-based non-profit organization in early 2015. The goal is to protect and preserve Jewish cemetery sites across the European continent. This is done by marking cemetery boundaries and building cemetery walls and locking gates.



The Initiative announced earlier this year that it is about to begin a “vast system of surveys and monitoring” of Jewish burial sites in Ukraine. The survey will entail an estimated fifteen hundred to two thousand sites.

Belarus will also have its own survey.

The aim of the Initiative is “to create the first ever comprehensive and up-to-date repository and listing of Jewish cemeteries across Ukraine.” The monitoring will be “backed up by a research team checking historical records of Ukraine’s Jewish communities, most of which were destroyed in the Shoah.”

An earlier major survey was done between 1995 and 2000 on behalf of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. This survey was published in 2005 and probably remains the most complete to date. It identified about fifteen hundred sites.

Carmel outlined the importance of this activity in an essay for the website of Jewish Heritage Europe. “Thousands of Jewish burial grounds lie neglected and open to the elements across the vast territories of Eastern and Central Europe. Each one is a physical reminder of the presence of a living and vibrant Jewish community in that place, often over a period of hundreds of years. And it is also a living witness to answer the question why and how that community is no longer there.”

Carmel stressed cemeteries can disappear or be destroyed without any general public notice. Without anyone knowing, a cemetery can be dug up. Or subject to agricultural or industrial development. Or joined to a neighboring non-Jewish cemetery.

Carmel underlined the priority to mark cemeteries and make contact with the local authorities. He notes, “We are definitively creating a sort of holding operation. We may, in the coming years, make things better at these places. But at the moment, we are making sure they don’t get any worse. Visibility and full cooperation with and respect for local people is all. And where possible, we link this work with education projects in local schools.”

Indeed, public education is crucial to protect cemetery sites, especially in remote locations. The Initiative believes a better understanding of a historic Jewish impact to life of a certain town or village can help to form a careful attitude to remaining artefacts of its culture and architecture.

The Initiative places its faith in school pupils, who preserve and maintain the historical memory of the nation. The main task of adults is to transmit this memory. To instill in children an interest to the history of their region and their country.

The Initiative hopes to introduce to children to the heritage of their local Jewish community, which lived in the town. To tell about its origin, development, a people’s destiny in the Holocaust, and after it. And also to tell about the participation of non-Jews in saving Jewish people.

It is crucial to find ties between Jewish and local communities.]]>



 



New initiative will help Ukraine preserve its Jewish cemeteries and heritage for future generations



“As if they are trees falling in the middle of the forest in the middle of the night.”

This haunting remark was made by Phil Carmel, the CEO of the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative. The Initiative was launched to physically protect Jewish burial sites in Europe. And this was done most specifically in places where Jewish communities were destroyed in the Holocaust.

The Initiative was set up as a German-based non-profit organization in early 2015. The goal is to protect and preserve Jewish cemetery sites across the European continent. This is done by marking cemetery boundaries and building cemetery walls and locking gates.



The Initiative announced earlier this year that it is about to begin a “vast system of surveys and monitoring” of Jewish burial sites in Ukraine. The survey will entail an estimated fifteen hundred to two thousand sites.

Belarus will also have its own survey.

The aim of the Initiative is “to create the first ever comprehensive and up-to-date repository and listing of Jewish cemeteries across Ukraine.” The monitoring will be “backed up by a research team checking historical records of Ukraine’s Jewish communities, most of which were destroyed in the Shoah.”

An earlier major survey was done between 1995 and 2000 on behalf of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. This survey was published in 2005 and probably remains the most complete to date. It identified about fifteen hundred sites.

Carmel outlined the importance of this activity in an essay for the website of Jewish Heritage Europe. “Thousands of Jewish burial grounds lie neglected and open to the elements across the vast territories of Eastern and Central Europe. Each one is a physical reminder of the presence of a living and vibrant Jewish community in that place, often over a period of hundreds of years. And it is also a living witness to answer the question why and how that community is no longer there.”

Carmel stressed cemeteries can disappear or be destroyed without any general public notice. Without anyone knowing, a cemetery can be dug up. Or subject to agricultural or industrial development. Or joined to a neighboring non-Jewish cemetery.

Carmel underlined the priority to mark cemeteries and make contact with the local authorities. He notes, “We are definitively creating a sort of holding operation. We may, in the coming years, make things better at these places. But at the moment, we are making sure they don’t get any worse. Visibility and full cooperation with and respect for local people is all. And where possible, we link this work with education projects in local schools.”

Indeed, public education is crucial to protect cemetery sites, especially in remote locations. The Initiative believes a better understanding of a historic Jewish impact to life of a certain town or village can help to form a careful attitude to remaining artefacts of its culture and architecture.

The Initiative places its faith in school pupils, who preserve and maintain the historical memory of the nation. The main task of adults is to transmit this memory. To instill in children an interest to the history of their region and their country.

The Initiative hopes to introduce to children to the heritage of their local Jewish community, which lived in the town. To tell about its origin, development, a people’s destiny in the Holocaust, and after it. And also to tell about the participation of non-Jews in saving Jewish people.

It is crucial to find ties between Jewish and local communities.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0906 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:50:39 GMT 57:40 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Preserving Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Preserving Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0902 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 03 Sep 2017 01:55:35 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Preserving Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Preserving Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0830 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 02 Sep 2017 14:53:19 GMT 57:29 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Russian Jewish author chronicles wartime horrors in Austrian-ruled Galicia - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:29:59 GMT 7:50 no

-Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
“I saw that that the windows of these ruined houses were stuffed with rags or boarded up. In these unheated kennels were human beings, whole families, starving, usually sick because all kinds of epidemics were raging….”

One hundred years a bitter war was raging throughout Europe. One of the most devastated regions was the borderland of Galicia. Here the massive armies of Tsarist Russia clashed with those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Imperial Germany. The front surged back and forth. Refugees streamed in all directions. Towns were looted and burned to the ground. Villagers were taken hostage. Exiled. Lynched. And raped.



Into this devastation the influential Jewish-Russian writer S. Ansky was sent to organize relief for devastated Jewish communities. Ansky, born Shloyme Zanvel ben-Aaron Rappaport in Belarus, lived from 1863 to 1920. He is best known for his classic drama The Dybbuk. One of Ansky’s greatest contributions was the archive of Jewish folklore he collected during ethnographic expeditions in the Pale of Settlement before the First World War. These songs, stories, and superstitions recorded a culture already on the brink. A culture hit by the forces of emigration, persecution, and modernity. And now war.

Ansky maneuvered through a treacherous terrain in wartime Galicia during his relief work. His harrowing experiences were detailed in the Yiddish-language book The Destruction of Galicia published after his death. The book is available in English under the title The Enemy At His Pleasure.

Ansky was a citizen of a Russian Empire that was often capriciously brutal to Jews and other minorities. The Russian army brought along this brutality when marching into Austrian-ruled Galicia. There it faced a complex ethnic and political situation. Galician Jews under Austria had enjoyed civil equality. Two very different worlds collided. Ansky saw that Galician Jews had a cult-like dedication to the old Austrian Kaiser Franz Joseph. But everyone had to navigate among other groups. The politically dominant German speakers, the Poles, or the Ruthenians, as the Ukrainians were then called, had their own conflicting agendas.

Ansky observed, “At the start of the war, Austria’s Poles were in an ambiguous position, while the Ruthenians stood apart from everyone. The Galician Jews, however, stuck to their pro-Austrian orientation, flaunting it in the most delicate of circumstances, with no concern for horrible consequences.”

The consequences were bleak, and Ansky’s sharply observant reports detailed how the people of Galicia “had lost the supreme sanctity of human dignity.”

“Packed military trains dashed by every few minutes….Now a medical train flew by. In every window you could see bandaged heads, hands, and other parts of the body….Next, a freight train stuffed with prisoners.…Long, long trains, one after another, kept lumbering by, carrying Ruthenian refugees, most women and children. The passengers were crammed together like chickens in a cage. Some cars were packed with schoolboys, others with intellectuals. No baggage, no belongings were to be seen.”

After bearing witness to the devastation, Ansky was affected by a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He described one visit to Russian-occupied Chernivtsi, which he called “an oasis in the wasteland.”

“Riding through the wide, bustling streets, I saw large boutiques filled with all sorts of elegant articles, the rich edifices, the hotels with their good, clean rooms, the posters announcing soirees, concerts, spectacles, and other entertainments. I felt spirited away to a different world. And yet I experienced a strange and horrible sensation: I caught myself longing for the burned, mutilated homes and stores. My eyes looked for them.]]>


-Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.
“I saw that that the windows of these ruined houses were stuffed with rags or boarded up. In these unheated kennels were human beings, whole families, starving, usually sick because all kinds of epidemics were raging….”

One hundred years a bitter war was raging throughout Europe. One of the most devastated regions was the borderland of Galicia. Here the massive armies of Tsarist Russia clashed with those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Imperial Germany. The front surged back and forth. Refugees streamed in all directions. Towns were looted and burned to the ground. Villagers were taken hostage. Exiled. Lynched. And raped.



Into this devastation the influential Jewish-Russian writer S. Ansky was sent to organize relief for devastated Jewish communities. Ansky, born Shloyme Zanvel ben-Aaron Rappaport in Belarus, lived from 1863 to 1920. He is best known for his classic drama The Dybbuk. One of Ansky’s greatest contributions was the archive of Jewish folklore he collected during ethnographic expeditions in the Pale of Settlement before the First World War. These songs, stories, and superstitions recorded a culture already on the brink. A culture hit by the forces of emigration, persecution, and modernity. And now war.

Ansky maneuvered through a treacherous terrain in wartime Galicia during his relief work. His harrowing experiences were detailed in the Yiddish-language book The Destruction of Galicia published after his death. The book is available in English under the title The Enemy At His Pleasure.

Ansky was a citizen of a Russian Empire that was often capriciously brutal to Jews and other minorities. The Russian army brought along this brutality when marching into Austrian-ruled Galicia. There it faced a complex ethnic and political situation. Galician Jews under Austria had enjoyed civil equality. Two very different worlds collided. Ansky saw that Galician Jews had a cult-like dedication to the old Austrian Kaiser Franz Joseph. But everyone had to navigate among other groups. The politically dominant German speakers, the Poles, or the Ruthenians, as the Ukrainians were then called, had their own conflicting agendas.

Ansky observed, “At the start of the war, Austria’s Poles were in an ambiguous position, while the Ruthenians stood apart from everyone. The Galician Jews, however, stuck to their pro-Austrian orientation, flaunting it in the most delicate of circumstances, with no concern for horrible consequences.”

The consequences were bleak, and Ansky’s sharply observant reports detailed how the people of Galicia “had lost the supreme sanctity of human dignity.”

“Packed military trains dashed by every few minutes….Now a medical train flew by. In every window you could see bandaged heads, hands, and other parts of the body….Next, a freight train stuffed with prisoners.…Long, long trains, one after another, kept lumbering by, carrying Ruthenian refugees, most women and children. The passengers were crammed together like chickens in a cage. Some cars were packed with schoolboys, others with intellectuals. No baggage, no belongings were to be seen.”

After bearing witness to the devastation, Ansky was affected by a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He described one visit to Russian-occupied Chernivtsi, which he called “an oasis in the wasteland.”

“Riding through the wide, bustling streets, I saw large boutiques filled with all sorts of elegant articles, the rich edifices, the hotels with their good, clean rooms, the posters announcing soirees, concerts, spectacles, and other entertainments. I felt spirited away to a different world. And yet I experienced a strange and horrible sensation: I caught myself longing for the burned, mutilated homes and stores. My eyes looked for them.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0826 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:38:20 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.
Playlist for this show:
Як сурми грають/Козацька слава - Shoom (Winnipeg)
Їхали козаки - Тінь Сонця (Ukraine)
Боже великий - Музики воїнів (Ukraine)
Ой на горі там женці жнуть - Unknown
Засвистали козаченьки - Славянка (Ukraine)
Повстанець - Кому Вниз (Ukraine)
Заповіт Шевченка - Дмитро Борус (Ukraine)
Ой у лузі червона калина - Не Журис (Ukraine)
Podaj Reke Ukrainie - Taraka (Poland)
1933 (Land of Plenty) - Ludwig (London, UK)
1944 - Jamala (Ukraine)
Ой у лузі під Донбасом - Unknown soldier (Ukraine)
Хай живе вільна Україна - Львівскі Музики (Ukraine)
Playlist for International Edition of this show:
Як сурми грають/Козацька слава - Shoom (Winnipeg)
Їхали козаки - Тінь Сонця (Ukraine)
Боже великий - Музики воїнів (Ukraine)
Ой на горі там женці жнуть - Unknown
Засвистали козаченьки - Славянка (Ukraine)
Повстанець - Кому Вниз (Ukraine)
Fly Kozak - Ron Cahute (Toronto)
Заповіт Шевченка - Дмитро Борус (Ukraine)
Ой у лузі червона калина - Не Журис (Ukraine)
Podaj Reke Ukrainie - Taraka (Poland)
1933 (Land of Plenty) - Ludwig (London, UK)
1944 - Jamala (Ukraine)
Вітя чао! - Unknown (Ukraine)]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.
Playlist for this show:
Як сурми грають/Козацька слава - Shoom (Winnipeg)
Їхали козаки - Тінь Сонця (Ukraine)
Боже великий - Музики воїнів (Ukraine)
Ой на горі там женці жнуть - Unknown
Засвистали козаченьки - Славянка (Ukraine)
Повстанець - Кому Вниз (Ukraine)
Заповіт Шевченка - Дмитро Борус (Ukraine)
Ой у лузі червона калина - Не Журис (Ukraine)
Podaj Reke Ukrainie - Taraka (Poland)
1933 (Land of Plenty) - Ludwig (London, UK)
1944 - Jamala (Ukraine)
Ой у лузі під Донбасом - Unknown soldier (Ukraine)
Хай живе вільна Україна - Львівскі Музики (Ukraine)
Playlist for International Edition of this show:
Як сурми грають/Козацька слава - Shoom (Winnipeg)
Їхали козаки - Тінь Сонця (Ukraine)
Боже великий - Музики воїнів (Ukraine)
Ой на горі там женці жнуть - Unknown
Засвистали козаченьки - Славянка (Ukraine)
Повстанець - Кому Вниз (Ukraine)
Fly Kozak - Ron Cahute (Toronto)
Заповіт Шевченка - Дмитро Борус (Ukraine)
Ой у лузі червона калина - Не Журис (Ukraine)
Podaj Reke Ukrainie - Taraka (Poland)
1933 (Land of Plenty) - Ludwig (London, UK)
1944 - Jamala (Ukraine)
Вітя чао! - Unknown (Ukraine)]]>
<![CDATA[Victor’s Vignettes: The Music Of My Childhood — 1966-1975 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:56:38 GMT 4:48 no




Victor’s Vignettes … Stories about Life in soviet and post-soviet Ukraine.
-by Victor Sergeyev
Mikolayev, Ukraine







The Music Of My Childhood — 1966-1975
When it came to music listening in soviet Ukraine, we always had choices.

We could tune in on radio receivers to hear soundtracks of the two available TV channels, the state-controlled Moscow channel and the pro-Moscow Kiev channel. Or we could create a cultural environment of our own … underground.

Of course, the latter choice was by far the most popular.

Not that it was easy.

In official stores only government-sanctioned goods were available for purchase. So radio receivers came without 19 and 25 meter bands, to block transmissions of Voice of America and BBC channels.

But where there is a will, there is always a way.

There was the black market, occasional trips abroad, and of course we could always build our own radios. As well, there were old WWII trophy German radios around, or you could buy good Japanese tape recorders with built-in radios.

As I said, we had choices.

My home town of Nikolaev is a sea port … and for me, it was a window to the world.

The seamen always brought home plenty of vinyl disks from their trips abroad. So, for as long as I can remember, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Slade and other prominent names in western pop culture have been part of my consciousness.

The all-union company “Melodia” in far away Moscow of course tried to control our musical preferences. It was a useless exercise.

The selection in the Moscow-controlled store numbered in the mere hundreds of discs… all, naturally, carrying the label “Melodia.”

The black market, however, offered thousands upon thousands of discs from all over the world – the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Spain, France. Even socialist countries like Poland, Romania, and the former Yugoslavia.

Our local black market had a name … ‘Skhod’ which means “gathering.” Skhod existed according to its own rules, independent of any authorities. It took place once a week, on Sundays, and it was a ‘sacred dream’ for music collectors like me.

But contraband is never cheap. The cost of just 3 foreign vinyl disks was equal to the monthly salary of an engineer. Therefore we would copy the disks and share the music. We used ordinary tape recorders, as magenetic tapes were relatively inexpensive and easy to come by.

Sometimes we wondered if we were being disloyal to our heritage by embracing foreign culture as we did. But Ukrainian culture was suppressed by Soviet authorities, with only fragments remaining. We knew of some Ukrainian singers and songwriters, but they were loyal to the Soviet regime. And of course, anything or anyone bearing Moscow’s stamp of approval held no interest for us.

In those days I was vaguely aware that in Western Ukraine, in places like Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukrainian culture remained strong. But, unfortunately, those cities were too far away to have any influence on us.

Taras Shevchenko, Mykhailo Kotsiubinsky, Ivan Franko, Ostap Vyshnia, Volodymyr Ivasiuk, Sofia Rotaru and others were of course known names to us. But they were only relics of Ukrainian culture. Ancient history … throwbacks to the past. All meant to be forgotten.

Now every day it becomes more clear just how much of our cultural heritage is lost to us forever… due both to soviet oppressors and the purveyors of western pop culture.

At least young people today have more choices, and better ones. I hope they choose wisely.

These are the words of Victor Sergeyev in Mikolayev,]]>





Victor’s Vignettes … Stories about Life in soviet and post-soviet Ukraine.
-by Victor Sergeyev
Mikolayev, Ukraine







The Music Of My Childhood — 1966-1975
When it came to music listening in soviet Ukraine, we always had choices.

We could tune in on radio receivers to hear soundtracks of the two available TV channels, the state-controlled Moscow channel and the pro-Moscow Kiev channel. Or we could create a cultural environment of our own … underground.

Of course, the latter choice was by far the most popular.

Not that it was easy.

In official stores only government-sanctioned goods were available for purchase. So radio receivers came without 19 and 25 meter bands, to block transmissions of Voice of America and BBC channels.

But where there is a will, there is always a way.

There was the black market, occasional trips abroad, and of course we could always build our own radios. As well, there were old WWII trophy German radios around, or you could buy good Japanese tape recorders with built-in radios.

As I said, we had choices.

My home town of Nikolaev is a sea port … and for me, it was a window to the world.

The seamen always brought home plenty of vinyl disks from their trips abroad. So, for as long as I can remember, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Slade and other prominent names in western pop culture have been part of my consciousness.

The all-union company “Melodia” in far away Moscow of course tried to control our musical preferences. It was a useless exercise.

The selection in the Moscow-controlled store numbered in the mere hundreds of discs… all, naturally, carrying the label “Melodia.”

The black market, however, offered thousands upon thousands of discs from all over the world – the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Spain, France. Even socialist countries like Poland, Romania, and the former Yugoslavia.

Our local black market had a name … ‘Skhod’ which means “gathering.” Skhod existed according to its own rules, independent of any authorities. It took place once a week, on Sundays, and it was a ‘sacred dream’ for music collectors like me.

But contraband is never cheap. The cost of just 3 foreign vinyl disks was equal to the monthly salary of an engineer. Therefore we would copy the disks and share the music. We used ordinary tape recorders, as magenetic tapes were relatively inexpensive and easy to come by.

Sometimes we wondered if we were being disloyal to our heritage by embracing foreign culture as we did. But Ukrainian culture was suppressed by Soviet authorities, with only fragments remaining. We knew of some Ukrainian singers and songwriters, but they were loyal to the Soviet regime. And of course, anything or anyone bearing Moscow’s stamp of approval held no interest for us.

In those days I was vaguely aware that in Western Ukraine, in places like Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukrainian culture remained strong. But, unfortunately, those cities were too far away to have any influence on us.

Taras Shevchenko, Mykhailo Kotsiubinsky, Ivan Franko, Ostap Vyshnia, Volodymyr Ivasiuk, Sofia Rotaru and others were of course known names to us. But they were only relics of Ukrainian culture. Ancient history … throwbacks to the past. All meant to be forgotten.

Now every day it becomes more clear just how much of our cultural heritage is lost to us forever… due both to soviet oppressors and the purveyors of western pop culture.

At least young people today have more choices, and better ones. I hope they choose wisely.

These are the words of Victor Sergeyev in Mikolayev,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos 2017-0823 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:50:39 GMT 55:22 no
This hour for August 23, 2017 is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

 

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This hour for August 23, 2017 is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0823 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:57:59 GMT 57:11 no
Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Chilled vegetable soup • Feature Interview: Fred MacDonald, president of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Parksville, on recovering from recent theft and vandalism of sacred objects, new church service schedule, and ongoing activities • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Chilled vegetable soup • Feature Interview: Fred MacDonald, president of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Parksville, on recovering from recent theft and vandalism of sacred objects, new church service schedule, and ongoing activities • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0819 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:58:48 GMT 1:00:00 no full In this edition:


Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Famous Jewish writer S. Ansky and his times in wartorn Galicia • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Communism and Hunger • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!


Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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In this edition:


Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Famous Jewish writer S. Ansky and his times in wartorn Galicia • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Communism and Hunger • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!


Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0816 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:27:34 GMT 56:59 no
This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0816 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:17:47 GMT 57:29 no Artists: Kubasonics • Sloohai • Anna Bashkina • Darka & Slavko • Kalyna • Tyt i Tam • The Royal Aces Four • Jayden CHornoboy • Canadian Rhythm Masters • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Connection

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
Artists: Kubasonics • Sloohai • Anna Bashkina • Darka & Slavko • Kalyna • Tyt i Tam • The Royal Aces Four • Jayden CHornoboy • Canadian Rhythm Masters • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Connection

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: The Dark Side of Jewish Heritage Travel - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:51:53 GMT 7:09 no Narrated by Peter Bejger.
Let’s take a moment to consider “dark tourism.”

The concept is elastic, and quite multi-faceted. And it has a distinguished historic pedigree. Evidently there are assertions that Thomas Cook, yes the Thomas Cook that founded the famous international travel agency, took people to see public hangings in England with some of his very first tour groups in the 19th century.

And there is even an academic Institute for Dark Tourism in England that promotes ethical research. Research into a social scientific understanding of sites of death and disaster. And how these sites have, or can, become tourist sites, whether appropriate or inappropriate.

The world offers so many options for dark tourism: the horrifying, like now visitor-thronged concentration camps; the easily accessible, like Ground Zero at the 9/11 memorials in Lower Manhattan; the far-flung and harder to reach, like the haunting ruins of lovely ancient Armenian churches in the isolated reaches of what is now northeastern Turkey. Reflecting on those ruins brings up uncomfortable questions on what happened to those people who once worshipped in those churches.

There is also the edgy. People are usually impressed when you’ve told them you were able to tour the radioactive zone around Chornobyl.

Which brings us to the endless supply of dark tourist sites in Eastern Europe, and specifically Ukraine.

The first edition of Ruth Ellen Gruber’s book Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe was published twenty-five years ago. This was the first, and is still considered the most complete, Jewish travel guide to the region.

Gruber has tracked Jewish cultural developments in Europe for three decades and writes often on Jewish heritage, revival, and tourism in post-communist Europe. In her 2012 book Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe, she used the term “virtually Jewish” to describe the way so-called “Jewish space” in Europe is often filled by non-Jews.

When Gruber began her work back in 1989, almost any visit to a Jewish heritage site could be considered a form of “Dark Tourism.” But she has been carefully noting the evolution of this tourism and what is happening today.

Gruber believes there have been dramatic changes. There are still many neglected ruins. Many sites and experiences remain deeply troubling, and tragic. But so much more new information is now available. Scholars, governments, tour guides, and cultural and heritage entrepreneurs have opened up tremendous new travel opportunities.

Gruber has been traveling and lecturing in Ukraine, most recently at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv. She spoke on the changes in Jewish heritage travel over the last twenty-five years.

Gruber also visited Jewish heritage sites in more than ten towns near Lviv to observe conditions and note changes. She coordinates the website www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu that recently reported new developments in the town of Brody.

In 1939 Jews made up around ten thousand of the eighteen thousand people who lived there. Fewer than one hundred are believed to have survived the Holocaust.

The historic Fortress Synagogue in the town, built in the 1740s, was heavily damaged in the Second World War. The ruins have towered over the market square in the center of town for decades.

Recently, new signage in Ukrainian and English has been installed at the site to describe the building and explain the important Jewish history of the town. A tourist brochure on Jewish Brody has also been published and can be downloaded. This is all part of a now larger effort to highlight the town’s multicultural history,]]>
Narrated by Peter Bejger.
Let’s take a moment to consider “dark tourism.”

The concept is elastic, and quite multi-faceted. And it has a distinguished historic pedigree. Evidently there are assertions that Thomas Cook, yes the Thomas Cook that founded the famous international travel agency, took people to see public hangings in England with some of his very first tour groups in the 19th century.

And there is even an academic Institute for Dark Tourism in England that promotes ethical research. Research into a social scientific understanding of sites of death and disaster. And how these sites have, or can, become tourist sites, whether appropriate or inappropriate.

The world offers so many options for dark tourism: the horrifying, like now visitor-thronged concentration camps; the easily accessible, like Ground Zero at the 9/11 memorials in Lower Manhattan; the far-flung and harder to reach, like the haunting ruins of lovely ancient Armenian churches in the isolated reaches of what is now northeastern Turkey. Reflecting on those ruins brings up uncomfortable questions on what happened to those people who once worshipped in those churches.

There is also the edgy. People are usually impressed when you’ve told them you were able to tour the radioactive zone around Chornobyl.

Which brings us to the endless supply of dark tourist sites in Eastern Europe, and specifically Ukraine.

The first edition of Ruth Ellen Gruber’s book Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe was published twenty-five years ago. This was the first, and is still considered the most complete, Jewish travel guide to the region.

Gruber has tracked Jewish cultural developments in Europe for three decades and writes often on Jewish heritage, revival, and tourism in post-communist Europe. In her 2012 book Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe, she used the term “virtually Jewish” to describe the way so-called “Jewish space” in Europe is often filled by non-Jews.

When Gruber began her work back in 1989, almost any visit to a Jewish heritage site could be considered a form of “Dark Tourism.” But she has been carefully noting the evolution of this tourism and what is happening today.

Gruber believes there have been dramatic changes. There are still many neglected ruins. Many sites and experiences remain deeply troubling, and tragic. But so much more new information is now available. Scholars, governments, tour guides, and cultural and heritage entrepreneurs have opened up tremendous new travel opportunities.

Gruber has been traveling and lecturing in Ukraine, most recently at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv. She spoke on the changes in Jewish heritage travel over the last twenty-five years.

Gruber also visited Jewish heritage sites in more than ten towns near Lviv to observe conditions and note changes. She coordinates the website www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu that recently reported new developments in the town of Brody.

In 1939 Jews made up around ten thousand of the eighteen thousand people who lived there. Fewer than one hundred are believed to have survived the Holocaust.

The historic Fortress Synagogue in the town, built in the 1740s, was heavily damaged in the Second World War. The ruins have towered over the market square in the center of town for decades.

Recently, new signage in Ukrainian and English has been installed at the site to describe the building and explain the important Jewish history of the town. A tourist brochure on Jewish Brody has also been published and can be downloaded. This is all part of a now larger effort to highlight the town’s multicultural history,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0812 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:59:54 GMT 1:00:00 no
Artists: Kubasonics • Sloohai • Anna Bashkina • Darka & Slavko • Kalyna • Tyt i Tam • The Royal Aces Four • Jayden CHornoboy • Canadian Rhythm Masters • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Connection

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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Artists: Kubasonics • Sloohai • Anna Bashkina • Darka & Slavko • Kalyna • Tyt i Tam • The Royal Aces Four • Jayden CHornoboy • Canadian Rhythm Masters • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Connection

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0805 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:54:41 GMT 1:00:01 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Dark Tourism and Ukrainian Jewish heritage travel • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: A look at two novels by Saskatchewan author, the late Larry Warwaruk • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Dark Tourism and Ukrainian Jewish heritage travel • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: A look at two novels by Saskatchewan author, the late Larry Warwaruk • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0802 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 23:50:57 GMT 57:29 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0729 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:19:51 GMT 59:59 no
All music show of artists who have performed at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in the past, and who will be performing at this year's festival Aug 406, 2017! • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music by: Dunai • Tyt i Tam • Todaschuk Sisters • The Ukrainians • UB • Sloohai • Trembita • Millenia • Burya • OT Vinta • Дармограй • ТІК • Jayden Chornoboy • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Zhyto • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Old Timers.

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

All music show of artists who have performed at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in the past, and who will be performing at this year's festival Aug 406, 2017! • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music by: Dunai • Tyt i Tam • Todaschuk Sisters • The Ukrainians • UB • Sloohai • Trembita • Millenia • Burya • OT Vinta • Дармограй • ТІК • Jayden Chornoboy • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Zhyto • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Old Timers.

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Austrian Author Martin Pollack devotes life to deconstructing “Galician myths” - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:59:11 GMT 8:33 no
 

“How are we to explain the fact that today many people all but yearn for a world destroyed by their fathers and grandfathers?”

The Austrian writer Martin Pollack poses uncomfortable questions in his work. But then he hails from a less than comfortable background.

Pollack’s powerful book, The Dead Man in the Bunker, carries the subtitle “Discovering My Father.” It is the story of a man found murdered in 1947 in the mountains between Austria and Italy.

The murdered man is not what his papers claim him to be. The dead man is in fact Dr. Gerhard Bast, a highly ranked SS officer who commanded death squads in Eastern Europe and was former head of the Gestapo in the Austrian city of Linz. And this man had an affair with a married woman that led to the birth of a son, Martin Pollack.

Pollack grew up knowing nothing of the circumstances of his father's death or his involvement in Nazi atrocities. Pollack’s grandparents were ardent and unrepentant Nazis. But Pollack himself escaped their influence thanks to his mother, who sent him to a boarding school in the mountains. There he met the children of people who had been displaced by the war. And that is where he says he heard the first sounds of Slavic languages.

In rebellion, Pollack broke off contact with his family and finished a degree in Polish studies. He launched into a career in journalism.

Ironically, Pollack’s interest in Poland was stymied by the then communist authorities who barred his entry into the country from 1980 to 1989. He looked for new fields of interest in Eastern Europe and discovered Galicia.

He wrote the book To Galicia: Of Hassidim, Hutsuls, Poles, and Ruthenians. An Imaginary Journey Through the Vanished World of Eastern Galicia and Bukovina. And a lifelong passion for the subject was born.

In a recent interview with Iryna Slavinska for Ukrainska Pravda, as well as in an expanded lecture called “The Myth of Galicia” in Toronto, Pollack outlined the complex and contradictory perceptions of Galicia. He described the challenges of competing memories and comforting illusions. And he identifies the toxic legacy of the colonial gaze of the supposedly more civilized Western world on the exotic East.

Galicia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire up to 1918. The enlightened empire provided emancipation for the Jews, and institutionalized nation-building for both Poles and Ukrainians.

But, as Pollack points out, for many Austrians—and by extension the German-speaking world—it was considered foreign, distant, and almost hostile. A “Half-Asia” that did not quite belong.

It was also the poorhouse of the empire, “the land of the poor and the hungry” in a Polish proverb. Pollack relates an astonishing story of how Jews would go through the villages in the Carpathian Mountains in spring and buy sheepskin coats from peasants. The coats would not be needed in warm weather. They would mend them and resell the coats again in the same villages in autumn so that at least one person in a family can go outside in winter.

This grinding poverty sent massive waves of exploited Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian migrants to distant shores in a desperate search of a better life, a story Pollack relates in his book Emperor of America: The Great Escape From Galicia.

Poverty provokes pity, but also contempt. Pollack reminds us Hitler first met Galician Jews in Vienna before the First World War and expressed his hatred in Mein Kampf.

That war intensified the negative stereotypes of Galicia, as Austrians and Germans experienced what Pollack calls the “Galician hell” of hunger, lice-ridden trenches, large-scale slaughter, and wretched death. The soldiers had cameras, and photos of the “aborigines” in folk costumes, or in rags before ruined dwellings,]]>

 

“How are we to explain the fact that today many people all but yearn for a world destroyed by their fathers and grandfathers?”

The Austrian writer Martin Pollack poses uncomfortable questions in his work. But then he hails from a less than comfortable background.

Pollack’s powerful book, The Dead Man in the Bunker, carries the subtitle “Discovering My Father.” It is the story of a man found murdered in 1947 in the mountains between Austria and Italy.

The murdered man is not what his papers claim him to be. The dead man is in fact Dr. Gerhard Bast, a highly ranked SS officer who commanded death squads in Eastern Europe and was former head of the Gestapo in the Austrian city of Linz. And this man had an affair with a married woman that led to the birth of a son, Martin Pollack.

Pollack grew up knowing nothing of the circumstances of his father's death or his involvement in Nazi atrocities. Pollack’s grandparents were ardent and unrepentant Nazis. But Pollack himself escaped their influence thanks to his mother, who sent him to a boarding school in the mountains. There he met the children of people who had been displaced by the war. And that is where he says he heard the first sounds of Slavic languages.

In rebellion, Pollack broke off contact with his family and finished a degree in Polish studies. He launched into a career in journalism.

Ironically, Pollack’s interest in Poland was stymied by the then communist authorities who barred his entry into the country from 1980 to 1989. He looked for new fields of interest in Eastern Europe and discovered Galicia.

He wrote the book To Galicia: Of Hassidim, Hutsuls, Poles, and Ruthenians. An Imaginary Journey Through the Vanished World of Eastern Galicia and Bukovina. And a lifelong passion for the subject was born.

In a recent interview with Iryna Slavinska for Ukrainska Pravda, as well as in an expanded lecture called “The Myth of Galicia” in Toronto, Pollack outlined the complex and contradictory perceptions of Galicia. He described the challenges of competing memories and comforting illusions. And he identifies the toxic legacy of the colonial gaze of the supposedly more civilized Western world on the exotic East.

Galicia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire up to 1918. The enlightened empire provided emancipation for the Jews, and institutionalized nation-building for both Poles and Ukrainians.

But, as Pollack points out, for many Austrians—and by extension the German-speaking world—it was considered foreign, distant, and almost hostile. A “Half-Asia” that did not quite belong.

It was also the poorhouse of the empire, “the land of the poor and the hungry” in a Polish proverb. Pollack relates an astonishing story of how Jews would go through the villages in the Carpathian Mountains in spring and buy sheepskin coats from peasants. The coats would not be needed in warm weather. They would mend them and resell the coats again in the same villages in autumn so that at least one person in a family can go outside in winter.

This grinding poverty sent massive waves of exploited Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian migrants to distant shores in a desperate search of a better life, a story Pollack relates in his book Emperor of America: The Great Escape From Galicia.

Poverty provokes pity, but also contempt. Pollack reminds us Hitler first met Galician Jews in Vienna before the First World War and expressed his hatred in Mein Kampf.

That war intensified the negative stereotypes of Galicia, as Austrians and Germans experienced what Pollack calls the “Galician hell” of hunger, lice-ridden trenches, large-scale slaughter, and wretched death. The soldiers had cameras, and photos of the “aborigines” in folk costumes, or in rags before ruined dwellings,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0726 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:24:16 GMT 57:37 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: an Austrian author becomes "destroyer of Galician myths" after discovering the brutal Nazi past of his biological father • Ukrainian Food Flair: Dilled lettuce • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Featured Musical Artists: Trembita • Darmohrai • Komu Vnyz • Zapovid • Шабля • Wally Knash • Mickey and Bunny • Ambrose Brothers • The Ukrainian Connection • Ukrainian Old Timers • Parkland Pioneers

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: an Austrian author becomes "destroyer of Galician myths" after discovering the brutal Nazi past of his biological father • Ukrainian Food Flair: Dilled lettuce • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Featured Musical Artists: Trembita • Darmohrai • Komu Vnyz • Zapovid • Шабля • Wally Knash • Mickey and Bunny • Ambrose Brothers • The Ukrainian Connection • Ukrainian Old Timers • Parkland Pioneers

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0726 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:04:58 GMT 56:18 no
Oleksandr Maltsev, who recently returned home after serving in the ATO (Luhansk Oblast) • Great Ukrainian music!

This week’s featured artists: Iryna Fedyshyn • Khrystina Solovey • Kvitka Cisyk • BB Project • Kozatska Horeya

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

 

This hour is in Ukrainian.

Your host: Oksana.

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Oleksandr Maltsev, who recently returned home after serving in the ATO (Luhansk Oblast) • Great Ukrainian music!

This week’s featured artists: Iryna Fedyshyn • Khrystina Solovey • Kvitka Cisyk • BB Project • Kozatska Horeya

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. In English: 11am-12pm with Pawlina. In Ukrainian 12-1pm with Oksana Poberezhnyk.

 

This hour is in Ukrainian.

Your host: Oksana.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0722 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:44:55 GMT 1:00:00 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: an Austrian author becomes"destroyer of Galician myths" after discovering the brutal Nazi past of his biological father • Feature Interview: Taras Kulish shares details of his recent monitoring trip to Ukraine with Hope Worldwide Canada, which helps IDPs in Ukraine deal with PTSD as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: an Austrian author becomes"destroyer of Galician myths" after discovering the brutal Nazi past of his biological father • Feature Interview: Taras Kulish shares details of his recent monitoring trip to Ukraine with Hope Worldwide Canada, which helps IDPs in Ukraine deal with PTSD as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian speaks at Lviv Media Forum on morality, meaning, and the miracle of metaphysics on the Maidan - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:43:24 GMT 7:45 no -Written & Narrated by Peter Bejger
Truth and lies. Facts and fiction. Reality and the unreal.

In today’s unsettled, and often bizarre, media landscape the very definition of these basic terms takes on an urgent meaning. How they are defined—and more importantly, who has the power to define them—shapes the political climate.

And the resulting political climate can force citizens to confront unpleasant ethical choices.

These fundamental issues were tackled by the American historian Marci Shore in her recent inaugural address to the Lviv Media Forum 2017.

Dr. Shore is an associate professor of history at Yale University in the United States. She is the author of The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe.

She also wrote Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, and translated Michal Glowinski‘s Holocaust memoir The Black Seasons.

She writes frequently for the international press on European cultural and intellectual history.

Dr. Shore has devoted the last few years of her academic work and journalism to Ukraine. She is the author of the forthcoming book on the Maidan called The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. This book, as well as her recent talk in Lviv, ultimately asks the question: What is worth living—and dying—for?

Dr. Shore’s speech in Lviv was called “The Power of the Powerless” and opens with the paradoxical remark that so many of her friends in Ukraine wanted their country to be more like the United States. In other words, for Ukraine to become a liberal democracy.

But, times have changed. We now have, Shore points out, the irony of “post-factuality” moving today from East to West, from Moscow to Washington.

Shore’s Lviv talk focused on former Czech dissident, and eventual president, Vaclav Havel’s 1978 essay, “The Power of the Powerless.” She reminds us of the meaning of his moral imperative “to live in truth.” Havel believed that “living in truth” meant speaking the truth.

But living the truth in the repressive conditions of 1970s communism in Eastern Europe was risky. So most people were “living a lie.” But Havel believed that living a lie did not make empirical truth disappear from the world. He believed in the reality of truth and the stable distinction between truth and lies. For Havel, one might choose to live an inauthentic life, that is, “to "to live a lie.” But this doesn't make empirical truth go away. For Václav Havel, the ethical imperative was to reclaim one’s authentic self.

Dr. Shore’s writing has pointed out that new moral challenges emerged after the fall of communism. These challenges include the rise of populism. The triumph of the market economy enthroned the superficiality of the everyday. In this triumph Vaclav Havel saw the development a of consumerist global civilization that grows a mass of people who do not create any values.

And in Putin’s Russia, we see the cynical postmodernism of a regime where nothing is real and everything is possible. Shore’s Lviv talk noted we have many alternate realities that can be explained in many ways. This creates a feeling like a true reality does not exist.

Dr. Shore believes one challenge stands before everyone now: How to find the truth in a post-fact world. She has thought a lot about the meaning of truth and lies during the Communist era and in postmodern society. At the Lviv Media Forum she wanted to hear from older journalists, whose experience gained in communist times may have a special educational value today. She wanted to discover what journalists and writers see is similar and different in Soviet propaganda and PR in the “post-truth” era.

It may be the most startling irony, but Dr.]]>
-Written & Narrated by Peter Bejger
Truth and lies. Facts and fiction. Reality and the unreal.

In today’s unsettled, and often bizarre, media landscape the very definition of these basic terms takes on an urgent meaning. How they are defined—and more importantly, who has the power to define them—shapes the political climate.

And the resulting political climate can force citizens to confront unpleasant ethical choices.

These fundamental issues were tackled by the American historian Marci Shore in her recent inaugural address to the Lviv Media Forum 2017.

Dr. Shore is an associate professor of history at Yale University in the United States. She is the author of The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe.

She also wrote Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, and translated Michal Glowinski‘s Holocaust memoir The Black Seasons.

She writes frequently for the international press on European cultural and intellectual history.

Dr. Shore has devoted the last few years of her academic work and journalism to Ukraine. She is the author of the forthcoming book on the Maidan called The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. This book, as well as her recent talk in Lviv, ultimately asks the question: What is worth living—and dying—for?

Dr. Shore’s speech in Lviv was called “The Power of the Powerless” and opens with the paradoxical remark that so many of her friends in Ukraine wanted their country to be more like the United States. In other words, for Ukraine to become a liberal democracy.

But, times have changed. We now have, Shore points out, the irony of “post-factuality” moving today from East to West, from Moscow to Washington.

Shore’s Lviv talk focused on former Czech dissident, and eventual president, Vaclav Havel’s 1978 essay, “The Power of the Powerless.” She reminds us of the meaning of his moral imperative “to live in truth.” Havel believed that “living in truth” meant speaking the truth.

But living the truth in the repressive conditions of 1970s communism in Eastern Europe was risky. So most people were “living a lie.” But Havel believed that living a lie did not make empirical truth disappear from the world. He believed in the reality of truth and the stable distinction between truth and lies. For Havel, one might choose to live an inauthentic life, that is, “to "to live a lie.” But this doesn't make empirical truth go away. For Václav Havel, the ethical imperative was to reclaim one’s authentic self.

Dr. Shore’s writing has pointed out that new moral challenges emerged after the fall of communism. These challenges include the rise of populism. The triumph of the market economy enthroned the superficiality of the everyday. In this triumph Vaclav Havel saw the development a of consumerist global civilization that grows a mass of people who do not create any values.

And in Putin’s Russia, we see the cynical postmodernism of a regime where nothing is real and everything is possible. Shore’s Lviv talk noted we have many alternate realities that can be explained in many ways. This creates a feeling like a true reality does not exist.

Dr. Shore believes one challenge stands before everyone now: How to find the truth in a post-fact world. She has thought a lot about the meaning of truth and lies during the Communist era and in postmodern society. At the Lviv Media Forum she wanted to hear from older journalists, whose experience gained in communist times may have a special educational value today. She wanted to discover what journalists and writers see is similar and different in Soviet propaganda and PR in the “post-truth” era.

It may be the most startling irony, but Dr.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0719 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:02:50 GMT 58:26 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0719 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:42:23 GMT 57:44 no
This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.]]>

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0715 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:43:49 GMT 1:00:00 no
• Feature Interview: Kayla Gillis of Canada's National Ukrainian Festival gives Nash Holos listeners a sneak preview of the 52nd edition of this fabulous festival • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest

• Great Ukrainian music! Artists: TIK • Volyn • Sloohai • Trembita • Darmohrai • Connie Kaldor • Kalyna • Parkland Pioneers • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Old Timers

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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• Feature Interview: Kayla Gillis of Canada's National Ukrainian Festival gives Nash Holos listeners a sneak preview of the 52nd edition of this fabulous festival • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest

• Great Ukrainian music! Artists: TIK • Volyn • Sloohai • Trembita • Darmohrai • Connie Kaldor • Kalyna • Parkland Pioneers • Mickey & Bunny • Ukrainian Old Timers

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0712 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:48:32 GMT 55:07 no
This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]>

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0712 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:39:07 GMT 58:10 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Chilled Apple Soup • Feature Interview: Kayla Gillis of Canada's National Ukrainian Festival gives Nash Holos listeners a sneak preview of the 52nd edition of this fabulous festival • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Chilled Apple Soup • Feature Interview: Kayla Gillis of Canada's National Ukrainian Festival gives Nash Holos listeners a sneak preview of the 52nd edition of this fabulous festival • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0708 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 09 Jul 2017 01:54:43 GMT 59:59 no
• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music featuring: Rossa • Alexis Kochan • Zeellia • Tyt I Tam • Rozhanytsia • Stephanie Romaniuk • Boris Sichon • DoVira • Trubka • Millenia • Parkland Pioneers • Playboys • Playboys • CBC • Zirka • Trembita • Yogi Klos

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music featuring: Rossa • Alexis Kochan • Zeellia • Tyt I Tam • Rozhanytsia • Stephanie Romaniuk • Boris Sichon • DoVira • Trubka • Millenia • Parkland Pioneers • Playboys • Playboys • CBC • Zirka • Trembita • Yogi Klos

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0705 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:00:50 GMT 59:56 no
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0705 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:43:18 GMT 57:09 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Remember Us - project commemorating the Holocaust inspired by California' sequoia trees • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music by Canadian artists: Dunai • Zhytto • Burya • Shoom • The Wheat in the Barley • Pryvit • Ambrose Brothers • The Borsch Eaters • Ukrainia • Kalyna • West Coast Dulcimer Duo • Ukrainian Connection • Mickey and Bunny • Romko

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Remember Us - project commemorating the Holocaust inspired by California' sequoia trees • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music by Canadian artists: Dunai • Zhytto • Burya • Shoom • The Wheat in the Barley • Pryvit • Ambrose Brothers • The Borsch Eaters • Ukrainia • Kalyna • West Coast Dulcimer Duo • Ukrainian Connection • Mickey and Bunny • Romko

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Planting trees at Holocaust killing sites to commemorate victims of genocide - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 22:11:09 GMT 7:28 no


Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.

The revelation came in California.

“We went to one of the redwood parks. I was looking at redwood trees, sequoia trees, and I saw them and I remember just thinking about how much those trees have seen. If only they could talk. I started to think a thousand years back. What have they seen? That’s when the idea of planting and creating memorials came to mind.”

That is Julia Korsunsky, the Executive Director of Remember Us.org.

RememberUs.org is a public charity in Massachusetts. Their mission is to educate the public about the devastating consequence of genocide, to honor and commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust, and to promote peaceful coexistence, inclusiveness, and cross-cultural interactions.

Auschwitz and other concentration camps have become notorious global symbols of Nazi atrocities. But during the Second World War in Ukraine Jews were most often placed in front of firing squads and massacred.

RememberUs.org has launched what is called the MARS Program to maintain, aid, restore, and support commemorative events at the mass killing sites.

Originally started as a family project, RememberUs.org has grown into an active and far-reaching group of volunteers. And they run multiple educational activities both in the U.S. and in Ukraine.

They have organized commemorative programs in multiple locations in Ukraine such as Kharkiv, Lubny, and Kremenchuh. Their volunteers organize daily field trips for schools. The organization funds the creation of school museums, supports genocide related research, and documents individual stories.

And of course, RememberUs.org plants trees.

The metasequoia tree is an inspiring botanical story of rebirth and survival. The trees were thought to be extinct. But a small plantation was found in China and the trees have been cultivated and brought back to life all over the world. The trees are hardy survivors that can withstand harsh weather, fires, and lightning. And they can live for hundreds of years. They are one of the oldest living species on Earth.

RememberUs.org believes planting metasequoia trees at killing sites is as close as we can get to commemorating victims of genocide for eternity. And the story of the rebirth of these trees has symbolic parallels to events in Jewish history. Trees have been planted at Babyn Yar, at Drobytsky Yar outside Kharkiv, and Lubny.

Julia Korsunsky has a very powerful personal connection with Drobytsky Yar. Julia was born in Kharkiv but left during the wave of Jewish emigration during the Soviet era. She returned to her place of birth many years later with her daughter and visited the memorial at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine where some sixteen thousand people, mainly Jews were, killed from late 1941 into 1942. Her grandfather’s parents, his brother, and his children were murdered there.

“It’s very hard to see your name…I knew as a child that we had this tragedy in our family.

“It’s completely different when you’re standing there and you know that your family is somewhere under your feet. And you go in the room and you read names of your relatives. This is the emotional part of it. I never even thought that it would be so overpowering.”

This visit to Drobytsky Yar fundamentally altered Julia’s life path.
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Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.

The revelation came in California.

“We went to one of the redwood parks. I was looking at redwood trees, sequoia trees, and I saw them and I remember just thinking about how much those trees have seen. If only they could talk. I started to think a thousand years back. What have they seen? That’s when the idea of planting and creating memorials came to mind.”

That is Julia Korsunsky, the Executive Director of Remember Us.org.

RememberUs.org is a public charity in Massachusetts. Their mission is to educate the public about the devastating consequence of genocide, to honor and commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust, and to promote peaceful coexistence, inclusiveness, and cross-cultural interactions.

Auschwitz and other concentration camps have become notorious global symbols of Nazi atrocities. But during the Second World War in Ukraine Jews were most often placed in front of firing squads and massacred.

RememberUs.org has launched what is called the MARS Program to maintain, aid, restore, and support commemorative events at the mass killing sites.

Originally started as a family project, RememberUs.org has grown into an active and far-reaching group of volunteers. And they run multiple educational activities both in the U.S. and in Ukraine.

They have organized commemorative programs in multiple locations in Ukraine such as Kharkiv, Lubny, and Kremenchuh. Their volunteers organize daily field trips for schools. The organization funds the creation of school museums, supports genocide related research, and documents individual stories.

And of course, RememberUs.org plants trees.

The metasequoia tree is an inspiring botanical story of rebirth and survival. The trees were thought to be extinct. But a small plantation was found in China and the trees have been cultivated and brought back to life all over the world. The trees are hardy survivors that can withstand harsh weather, fires, and lightning. And they can live for hundreds of years. They are one of the oldest living species on Earth.

RememberUs.org believes planting metasequoia trees at killing sites is as close as we can get to commemorating victims of genocide for eternity. And the story of the rebirth of these trees has symbolic parallels to events in Jewish history. Trees have been planted at Babyn Yar, at Drobytsky Yar outside Kharkiv, and Lubny.

Julia Korsunsky has a very powerful personal connection with Drobytsky Yar. Julia was born in Kharkiv but left during the wave of Jewish emigration during the Soviet era. She returned to her place of birth many years later with her daughter and visited the memorial at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine where some sixteen thousand people, mainly Jews were, killed from late 1941 into 1942. Her grandfather’s parents, his brother, and his children were murdered there.

“It’s very hard to see your name…I knew as a child that we had this tragedy in our family.

“It’s completely different when you’re standing there and you know that your family is somewhere under your feet. And you go in the room and you read names of your relatives. This is the emotional part of it. I never even thought that it would be so overpowering.”

This visit to Drobytsky Yar fundamentally altered Julia’s life path.
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0701 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:30:11 GMT 1:00:03 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Remember Us - project commemorating the Holocaust inspired by California' sequoia trees • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music by Canadian artists: Dunai • Zhytto • Burya • Shoom • The Wheat in the Barley • Pryvit • Ambrose Brothers • The Borsch Eaters • Ukrainia • Kalyna • West Coast Dulcimer Duo • Ukrainian Connection • Mickey and Bunny • Romko

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Remember Us - project commemorating the Holocaust inspired by California' sequoia trees • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music by Canadian artists: Dunai • Zhytto • Burya • Shoom • The Wheat in the Barley • Pryvit • Ambrose Brothers • The Borsch Eaters • Ukrainia • Kalyna • West Coast Dulcimer Duo • Ukrainian Connection • Mickey and Bunny • Romko

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo – 2017-0628 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 20:23:59 GMT 57:15 no
All music show! Opening with a newly released ode to summer by Tange Irine of Ukraine, then all Canadian content in a nod to Canada's upcoming 150th birthday.  • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Ira Yakubovska (Tange Irine) • Tyt i Tam • Rozhanytsia • Cheremshyna • Sheptytsky School kids • Molodtsi • Kubasonics • Interlake Polka Kings • By Request Band • Anne Pleskach & Bill Shcherbatiuk • Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Choir  Orchestra • Stefania Romaniuk • Migrena • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Mickey & Bunny • Canadian Rhythm Masters.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

All music show! Opening with a newly released ode to summer by Tange Irine of Ukraine, then all Canadian content in a nod to Canada's upcoming 150th birthday.  • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Ira Yakubovska (Tange Irine) • Tyt i Tam • Rozhanytsia • Cheremshyna • Sheptytsky School kids • Molodtsi • Kubasonics • Interlake Polka Kings • By Request Band • Anne Pleskach & Bill Shcherbatiuk • Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Choir  Orchestra • Stefania Romaniuk • Migrena • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Mickey & Bunny • Canadian Rhythm Masters.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0628 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:31:40 GMT 1:01:36 no
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0624 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:55:53 GMT 1:00:00 no
All music show! Opening with a newly released ode to summer by Tange Irine of Ukraine, then all Canadian content in a nod to Canada's upcoming 150th birthday.  • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Ira Yakubovska (Tange Irine) • Tyt i Tam • Rozhanytsia • Cheremshyna • Sheptytsky School kids • Molodtsi • Kubasonics • Interlake Polka Kings • By Request Band • Anne Pleskach & Bill Shcherbatiuk • Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Choir  Orchestra • Stefania Romaniuk • Migrena • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Mickey & Bunny • Canadian Rhythm Masters.

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 ]]>

All music show! Opening with a newly released ode to summer by Tange Irine of Ukraine, then all Canadian content in a nod to Canada's upcoming 150th birthday.  • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Plenty of Great Ukrainian music!

Artists: Ira Yakubovska (Tange Irine) • Tyt i Tam • Rozhanytsia • Cheremshyna • Sheptytsky School kids • Molodtsi • Kubasonics • Interlake Polka Kings • By Request Band • Anne Pleskach & Bill Shcherbatiuk • Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Choir  Orchestra • Stefania Romaniuk • Migrena • Ukrainian Prairie Band • Mickey & Bunny • Canadian Rhythm Masters.

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A Prayer for the Government - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:14:42 GMT 7:21 no

Examining the relationship between Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920.
Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.



Centennials offer moments for reflection. The one hundredth anniversary of a major turning point in history provides an excellent opportunity for re-evaluation and reconsideration.

In the spring of 1917 the Russian Empire came to an abrupt end. The Russian Revolution consumed the former imperial capital of Petrograd. Ukraine was breaking away, and Jewish and Ukrainian political leaders in Kyiv moved boldly to set up a striking new relationship between the two nationalities.

This new relationship—and its eventual failure—is examined in the book A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920, published in 1999.

The author, Dr. Henry Abramson, serves as Dean at Touro's Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn, New York. A native of northern Ontario, he received his PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 1995. He has gone on to visiting and post-doctoral positions at Cornell, Harvard, Oxford, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Abramson writes that a potential newborn friendship between Ukrainians and Jews emerged in that revolutionary year of 1917. This was a tentative rapprochement between two groups that had lived for centuries in what Abramson calls an “intimate insularity.”

This newborn friendship at first blossomed, resulting in the appointment by the new Ukrainian government of the first Minister of Jewish Affairs in modern history. This was an attempt to provide Jewish political autonomy in the new Ukrainian state.

It was what Abramson called a bright chapter in the long history of the Jewish people. One in which Jews were emancipated into a free state. And they were given privileges as a minority that exceeded even those in Western Europe and America.

However, Abramson points out Ukrainian parties could not communicate their liberal program to the peasantry. And he noted Jewish activists were too far removed from the ordinary Jewish citizen to mobilize widespread support for the Ministry of Jewish Affairs.

By the spring of 1919 Ukraine was submerged by a wave of violence. This was one of the darkest chapters of Jewish history, with pogroms that were only overshadowed later by the Holocaust.

Abramson’s meticulous account traces how the attempt by both Jews and Ukrainians to achieve a working political relationship was betrayed by less enlightened attitudes among the general population.

Abramson also addresses the national agendas that have emerged in the historiography of Ukrainian-Jewish relations during the revolution. This issue has been particularly fraught since the assassination of the Ukrainian revolutionary leader Symon Petliura in Paris in 1926. His assassin, Samuel Schwartzbard, was acquitted in a controversial trial.

Abramson acknowledges the trial has overshadowed Ukrainian-Jewish relations, and heavily influenced historical research, up to this very day. Scholars have attempted to either justify or condemn the trial’s outcome. Most studies have focused on either the anti-Jewish pogroms or the participation of Jews in the Ukrainian revolutionary movement. Abramson’s stated goal is to provide a synthesis of these two trends and to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the period.

At the end of the day Abramson concedes that the prognosis for Jewish autonomy in Ukraine, and by extension cordial Jewish-Ukrainian relations, was poor. He notes that first of all, the stratum of society that participated in the rapprochement between the two communities was too thin. It was not well grounded in the population at large.

Most importantly,]]>


Examining the relationship between Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920.
Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.



Centennials offer moments for reflection. The one hundredth anniversary of a major turning point in history provides an excellent opportunity for re-evaluation and reconsideration.

In the spring of 1917 the Russian Empire came to an abrupt end. The Russian Revolution consumed the former imperial capital of Petrograd. Ukraine was breaking away, and Jewish and Ukrainian political leaders in Kyiv moved boldly to set up a striking new relationship between the two nationalities.

This new relationship—and its eventual failure—is examined in the book A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920, published in 1999.

The author, Dr. Henry Abramson, serves as Dean at Touro's Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn, New York. A native of northern Ontario, he received his PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 1995. He has gone on to visiting and post-doctoral positions at Cornell, Harvard, Oxford, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Abramson writes that a potential newborn friendship between Ukrainians and Jews emerged in that revolutionary year of 1917. This was a tentative rapprochement between two groups that had lived for centuries in what Abramson calls an “intimate insularity.”

This newborn friendship at first blossomed, resulting in the appointment by the new Ukrainian government of the first Minister of Jewish Affairs in modern history. This was an attempt to provide Jewish political autonomy in the new Ukrainian state.

It was what Abramson called a bright chapter in the long history of the Jewish people. One in which Jews were emancipated into a free state. And they were given privileges as a minority that exceeded even those in Western Europe and America.

However, Abramson points out Ukrainian parties could not communicate their liberal program to the peasantry. And he noted Jewish activists were too far removed from the ordinary Jewish citizen to mobilize widespread support for the Ministry of Jewish Affairs.

By the spring of 1919 Ukraine was submerged by a wave of violence. This was one of the darkest chapters of Jewish history, with pogroms that were only overshadowed later by the Holocaust.

Abramson’s meticulous account traces how the attempt by both Jews and Ukrainians to achieve a working political relationship was betrayed by less enlightened attitudes among the general population.

Abramson also addresses the national agendas that have emerged in the historiography of Ukrainian-Jewish relations during the revolution. This issue has been particularly fraught since the assassination of the Ukrainian revolutionary leader Symon Petliura in Paris in 1926. His assassin, Samuel Schwartzbard, was acquitted in a controversial trial.

Abramson acknowledges the trial has overshadowed Ukrainian-Jewish relations, and heavily influenced historical research, up to this very day. Scholars have attempted to either justify or condemn the trial’s outcome. Most studies have focused on either the anti-Jewish pogroms or the participation of Jews in the Ukrainian revolutionary movement. Abramson’s stated goal is to provide a synthesis of these two trends and to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the period.

At the end of the day Abramson concedes that the prognosis for Jewish autonomy in Ukraine, and by extension cordial Jewish-Ukrainian relations, was poor. He notes that first of all, the stratum of society that participated in the rapprochement between the two communities was too thin. It was not well grounded in the population at large.

Most importantly,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0621 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:12:56 GMT 57:11 no
This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Ukrainian village Univ offers sanctuary and salvation during the Holocaust - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:58:05 GMT 7:43 no Written and narrated by Peter Bejger
A quiet village set amidst rolling hills, forests, and ravines.

A revered monastery.

And four stories of salvation.

A compelling article by Oksana Sikorska in the Ukrainian journal Zbruch outlines the remarkable role of the small western Ukraine village of Univ during the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

These are stories of resilience and triumph in the face of daunting odds and incredible danger.

In the 1930s Univ had a little over a thousand souls and a village school. And by the time of the German occupation in 1943, a little boy was peering out a window from the attic of the schoolhouse onto the world outside. To leave the attic was to invite disaster. Most of the local Jewish population had already been deported and/or killed. Public signs posted everywhere warned that anyone assisting Jews would be executed.

This boy, Roald Hoffman, who was to become the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, found shelter in the one room schoolhouse, which was also the home of the village schoolteacher Mykola Dyuk and his wife Maria.

What is even more astounding is that Roald’s mother, two uncles, and an aunt were also in hiding at the same location. The group of five remained together there for eighteen months until the end of the German occupation. Mykola and Maria Dyuk were conferred the title of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in Israel.

The lonely boy Roald gazed upon the forbidden world outside as his mother lifted his spirits with fantastic stories of overseas adventures. And down the road from the schoolhouse a group of other boys he would never get to meet played freely outside.

The boys were from the orphanage of the Holy Dormition Lavra, the mother monastery of the Studite Order of Monks of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Historic documents date the Lavra to the fourteenth century. It became a renowned religious publishing and printing center in the seventeenth century.

The Studite monks were—and are—a working and praying order with doors open to everyone. They were self-supporting, lived simply on the verge of poverty, and ran orphanages and workshops where they trained young peasant boys in crafts. Their dynamic leader, the Archimandrite Clement, was the brother of the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Andrei Shteptytsky.

Kurt Lewin, the son of a rabbi in Lviv, lived in hiding among the Studites in a number of locations for most the war thanks to the effort of the Sheptytsky brothers. He left a vivid account of their daily lives. He wrote, “At six o’clock the working day was over, with the monks changing into habits and assembling for the evensong. A simple meal in the refectory was followed by the Povecheria, a short night service, consisting of reading psalms…one that I always found especially moving. It beseeched the Lord to take care of travelers on sea or land, to heal the sick, to console the dying in their hour of agony, to protect the oppressed and imprisoned, the soldiers on the battlefield, all people suffering and in mourning, to protect everyone everywhere. The priest pronounced the pleading sentences of the litany and the community answered “Hospody podaj I pomyluj” (O Lord, grant it and have mercy on all). Then the monks approached the superior one by one to be blessed. Each monk approached him, kissed an extended hand and left in silence for the monastery and his cell.”

Among the orphans cared for by the Studites at Univ were several Jewish boys. They included the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Adam Daniel Rotfeld, now professor of Warsaw University. There was also Dr. Leon Chameides, also a rabbi’s son,]]>
Written and narrated by Peter Bejger
A quiet village set amidst rolling hills, forests, and ravines.

A revered monastery.

And four stories of salvation.

A compelling article by Oksana Sikorska in the Ukrainian journal Zbruch outlines the remarkable role of the small western Ukraine village of Univ during the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

These are stories of resilience and triumph in the face of daunting odds and incredible danger.

In the 1930s Univ had a little over a thousand souls and a village school. And by the time of the German occupation in 1943, a little boy was peering out a window from the attic of the schoolhouse onto the world outside. To leave the attic was to invite disaster. Most of the local Jewish population had already been deported and/or killed. Public signs posted everywhere warned that anyone assisting Jews would be executed.

This boy, Roald Hoffman, who was to become the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, found shelter in the one room schoolhouse, which was also the home of the village schoolteacher Mykola Dyuk and his wife Maria.

What is even more astounding is that Roald’s mother, two uncles, and an aunt were also in hiding at the same location. The group of five remained together there for eighteen months until the end of the German occupation. Mykola and Maria Dyuk were conferred the title of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in Israel.

The lonely boy Roald gazed upon the forbidden world outside as his mother lifted his spirits with fantastic stories of overseas adventures. And down the road from the schoolhouse a group of other boys he would never get to meet played freely outside.

The boys were from the orphanage of the Holy Dormition Lavra, the mother monastery of the Studite Order of Monks of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Historic documents date the Lavra to the fourteenth century. It became a renowned religious publishing and printing center in the seventeenth century.

The Studite monks were—and are—a working and praying order with doors open to everyone. They were self-supporting, lived simply on the verge of poverty, and ran orphanages and workshops where they trained young peasant boys in crafts. Their dynamic leader, the Archimandrite Clement, was the brother of the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Andrei Shteptytsky.

Kurt Lewin, the son of a rabbi in Lviv, lived in hiding among the Studites in a number of locations for most the war thanks to the effort of the Sheptytsky brothers. He left a vivid account of their daily lives. He wrote, “At six o’clock the working day was over, with the monks changing into habits and assembling for the evensong. A simple meal in the refectory was followed by the Povecheria, a short night service, consisting of reading psalms…one that I always found especially moving. It beseeched the Lord to take care of travelers on sea or land, to heal the sick, to console the dying in their hour of agony, to protect the oppressed and imprisoned, the soldiers on the battlefield, all people suffering and in mourning, to protect everyone everywhere. The priest pronounced the pleading sentences of the litany and the community answered “Hospody podaj I pomyluj” (O Lord, grant it and have mercy on all). Then the monks approached the superior one by one to be blessed. Each monk approached him, kissed an extended hand and left in silence for the monastery and his cell.”

Among the orphans cared for by the Studites at Univ were several Jewish boys. They included the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Adam Daniel Rotfeld, now professor of Warsaw University. There was also Dr. Leon Chameides, also a rabbi’s son,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0621 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:11:19 GMT 57:33 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Univ - a Ukrainian village of sanctuary and salvation during WWII • Rushnychok Story: Baraban • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Univ - a Ukrainian village of sanctuary and salvation during WWII • Rushnychok Story: Baraban • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Ivan Franko and Vladimir Jabotinsky - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:25:19 GMT 7:32 no






Franko and Jabotinsky: Setting the stage for cross-cultural understanding between Ukrainians and Jews
-Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.







Two writers, two politicians. Two outstanding public figures. And two intriguing viewpoints on the historic challenges of Ukrainian-Jewish relations.

The Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko passed away in 1916. The Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky was from a generation younger. Both made vital contributions to the creation of their respective national states of Israel and an independent Ukraine. But both did not live long enough to see their national dreams come true.

Wolf Moskovich, professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, compares and contrasts the lives of these two men in a fascinating essay. The essay was one of the contributions to an international conference and subsequent book on Ivan Franko and the Jewish issue in Galicia by the Vienna University Press.

There is no evidence Franko and Jabotinsky ever crossed paths, though both met intellectuals they knew in common. Professor Moskovich traces some remarkable similarities in both men’s life stories. Both men ran for an elective political office before the First World War, Franko for the Habsburg Austrian parliament, and Jabotinsky for the Imperial Russian Duma. And both were defeated by corrupt party machines that were hostile to the interests of the two men’s electorate.

Professor Moskovich calls Franko unique among Ukrainian writers of his times in his deep understanding of the Jewish community of Galicia. Franko apparently knew Yiddish from childhood and published some of his own translations of Yiddish works. Franko wrote more on Jewish subjects than any of his Ukrainian contemporaries.

And no Jewish leader before or after Jabotinsky devoted as much attention to Ukrainian national issues. His support of the Ukrainian national struggle remained consistent and his writings reflected only a positive attitude towards Ukrainians.

But there were inevitable differences.

Professor Moskovich points out that Ivan Franko could be considered ambivalent about the Jewish community. Some of Franko’s writing can be considered philo-Semitic. However Moskovich notes Franko depicts Jews in an unfriendly manner in some of his works of fiction and poetry.

Franko was evidently the first non-Jewish reviewer of Theodor Herzl’s 1896 landmark book The Jewish State, which called for the Jewish people of Europe to leave for their historic homeland. Professor Moskovich asserts Franko’s sympathy toward the Zionist idea did not originate in his deep Christian beliefs, as was the case with many Christian supporters of Zionism. Instead, Franko felt that the dire economic conditions of Ukrainians in Galicia, seen as Jewish exploitation, demanded the emigration of Jews as a safety valve. Herzl’s idea of a national state for Jews stimulated Franko’s own dreams of an independent Ukrainian state.

Franko believed pauperized Ukrainian peasants and workers should defend their economic interests by creating cooperative structures that would eventually eliminate Jewish middlemen. And yet Franko supported the recognition of Jews as a separate nation with full equality of rights and obligations.

Jabotinsky recognized the grave economic situation in Galicia and pursued Ukrainian-Jewish political cooperation. He saw the similarity in the national destinies of both peoples. Jabotinsky wrote that circumstances in Galicia were against the Jews. The only viable answer was to return to Zion and create the Jewish national state in Palestine.

Professor Moskovich notes that at the end of the day Jabotinsky understood competing interests and history would make it difficult t...]]>







Franko and Jabotinsky: Setting the stage for cross-cultural understanding between Ukrainians and Jews
-Written and narrated by Peter Bejger.







Two writers, two politicians. Two outstanding public figures. And two intriguing viewpoints on the historic challenges of Ukrainian-Jewish relations.

The Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko passed away in 1916. The Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky was from a generation younger. Both made vital contributions to the creation of their respective national states of Israel and an independent Ukraine. But both did not live long enough to see their national dreams come true.

Wolf Moskovich, professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, compares and contrasts the lives of these two men in a fascinating essay. The essay was one of the contributions to an international conference and subsequent book on Ivan Franko and the Jewish issue in Galicia by the Vienna University Press.

There is no evidence Franko and Jabotinsky ever crossed paths, though both met intellectuals they knew in common. Professor Moskovich traces some remarkable similarities in both men’s life stories. Both men ran for an elective political office before the First World War, Franko for the Habsburg Austrian parliament, and Jabotinsky for the Imperial Russian Duma. And both were defeated by corrupt party machines that were hostile to the interests of the two men’s electorate.

Professor Moskovich calls Franko unique among Ukrainian writers of his times in his deep understanding of the Jewish community of Galicia. Franko apparently knew Yiddish from childhood and published some of his own translations of Yiddish works. Franko wrote more on Jewish subjects than any of his Ukrainian contemporaries.

And no Jewish leader before or after Jabotinsky devoted as much attention to Ukrainian national issues. His support of the Ukrainian national struggle remained consistent and his writings reflected only a positive attitude towards Ukrainians.

But there were inevitable differences.

Professor Moskovich points out that Ivan Franko could be considered ambivalent about the Jewish community. Some of Franko’s writing can be considered philo-Semitic. However Moskovich notes Franko depicts Jews in an unfriendly manner in some of his works of fiction and poetry.

Franko was evidently the first non-Jewish reviewer of Theodor Herzl’s 1896 landmark book The Jewish State, which called for the Jewish people of Europe to leave for their historic homeland. Professor Moskovich asserts Franko’s sympathy toward the Zionist idea did not originate in his deep Christian beliefs, as was the case with many Christian supporters of Zionism. Instead, Franko felt that the dire economic conditions of Ukrainians in Galicia, seen as Jewish exploitation, demanded the emigration of Jews as a safety valve. Herzl’s idea of a national state for Jews stimulated Franko’s own dreams of an independent Ukrainian state.

Franko believed pauperized Ukrainian peasants and workers should defend their economic interests by creating cooperative structures that would eventually eliminate Jewish middlemen. And yet Franko supported the recognition of Jews as a separate nation with full equality of rights and obligations.

Jabotinsky recognized the grave economic situation in Galicia and pursued Ukrainian-Jewish political cooperation. He saw the similarity in the national destinies of both peoples. Jabotinsky wrote that circumstances in Galicia were against the Jews. The only viable answer was to return to Zion and create the Jewish national state in Palestine.

Professor Moskovich notes that at the end of the day Jabotinsky understood competing interests and history would make it difficult t...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0617 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:38:51 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Univ - a Ukrainian village of sanctuary and salvation during WWII • Rushnychok Story: Baraban • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Univ - a Ukrainian village of sanctuary and salvation during WWII • Rushnychok Story: Baraban • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0614 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:37:18 GMT 56:28 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0614 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:25:12 GMT 57:11 no
Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0610 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 01:59:48 GMT 59:59 no
Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Conflict in Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchuk • Victor's Vignettes: Before and After Part II • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo edition 2017-0607 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:29:50 GMT 56:04 no
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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo edition 2017-0607 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:17:15 GMT 57:27 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian speaks on morality, meaning, and the miracle of metaphysics on the Maidan • Ukrainian roots of Canada's co-operative movement • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian speaks on morality, meaning, and the miracle of metaphysics on the Maidan • Ukrainian roots of Canada's co-operative movement • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0603 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 01:43:49 GMT 1:00:01 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian speaks on morality, meaning, and the miracle of metaphysics on the Maidan • Ukrainian roots of Canada's co-operative movement • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Historian speaks on morality, meaning, and the miracle of metaphysics on the Maidan • Ukrainian roots of Canada's co-operative movement • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0531 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:01:26 GMT 57:47 no
• Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Butters for canapes (from a 1929 Galician Cookbook) • Feature interview: Netanja Waddell, manager of Qualicum Beach Historical Museum and Society, on their current exhibit Bread and Salt celebrating 125 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and Ukrainian Canadian contributions to BC and Canada • Feature interview: Leanne Pacholok, instructor to Vesna Ukrainian Dancers of Nanaimo, on their upcoming year-end concert with guest Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers from the Comox Valley • Ticket giveaway for the Vesna concert (winner: Joy Karpo-Lockhart) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

• Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Butters for canapes (from a 1929 Galician Cookbook) • Feature interview: Netanja Waddell, manager of Qualicum Beach Historical Museum and Society, on their current exhibit Bread and Salt celebrating 125 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and Ukrainian Canadian contributions to BC and Canada • Feature interview: Leanne Pacholok, instructor to Vesna Ukrainian Dancers of Nanaimo, on their upcoming year-end concert with guest Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers from the Comox Valley • Ticket giveaway for the Vesna concert (winner: Joy Karpo-Lockhart) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0527 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 03:05:50 GMT 1:00:00 no
Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Fall River by Prof. Alexander Motyl • Victor's Vignettes: Before & After (Part 1) takes a look back at life in the Soviet Union and the odd separation of eras in public consciousness • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Fall River by Prof. Alexander Motyl • Victor's Vignettes: Before & After (Part 1) takes a look back at life in the Soviet Union and the odd separation of eras in public consciousness • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0524 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 00:32:49 GMT 57:14 no
• Ukrainian Food Flair Recipe: Cheese spreads from a 1929 Galician cookbook • UJH – Prayer for the Government, and an attempted rapprochement between Ukrainians and Jews in pre-revolutionary Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

• Ukrainian Food Flair Recipe: Cheese spreads from a 1929 Galician cookbook • UJH – Prayer for the Government, and an attempted rapprochement between Ukrainians and Jews in pre-revolutionary Ukraine • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0517 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 23:18:59 GMT 56:25 no
All music show on a Mother's Day theme • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

All music show on a Mother's Day theme • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0513 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 01:59:51 GMT 59:59 no
All music show on a Mother's Day theme • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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All music show on a Mother's Day theme • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0510 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 01:00:36 GMT 56:56 no
This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0510 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 00:34:17 GMT 58:25 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Two overlapping views on Ukrainian Jewish relations by from the early 20th century philosophers Ivan Franko and Vladimir Jabotinsky • Ukrainian Food Flair: Sorrel & Spinach Salad • Feature Interview with Kathryn Anna Olga Cook, a Ukrainian American recently back from Ukraine with the Visit a Soldier program of Ukraine War Amps, who shares her experiences visiting wounded soldiers and the eastern front • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Two overlapping views on Ukrainian Jewish relations by from the early 20th century philosophers Ivan Franko and Vladimir Jabotinsky • Ukrainian Food Flair: Sorrel & Spinach Salad • Feature Interview with Kathryn Anna Olga Cook, a Ukrainian American recently back from Ukraine with the Visit a Soldier program of Ukraine War Amps, who shares her experiences visiting wounded soldiers and the eastern front • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0506 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 01:54:30 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Two early 20th century views on Ukrainian Jewish relations by Ivan Franko and Vladimir Jabotinsky • Feature Interview: Ukraine War Amps supporter Dave Houghtaling on his recent experience with UWA's Adopt a Soldier/Visit a Soldier programs • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Two early 20th century views on Ukrainian Jewish relations by Ivan Franko and Vladimir Jabotinsky • Feature Interview: Ukraine War Amps supporter Dave Houghtaling on his recent experience with UWA's Adopt a Soldier/Visit a Soldier programs • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0503 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 19:34:55 GMT 57:36 no
Next two events in Victoria - Mother's Day and Vyshyvanka Day • Feature interview: The organizer of Vyshyvanka Day, Solomiya Tsepenyuk - invites you all to the celebration.

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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Next two events in Victoria - Mother's Day and Vyshyvanka Day • Feature interview: The organizer of Vyshyvanka Day, Solomiya Tsepenyuk - invites you all to the celebration.

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0503 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 01:10:03 GMT 54:44 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Sorrel (green) borsch • Feature Interview: Ukraine War Amps supporter Dave Houghtaling on his recent experience with UWA's Adopt a Soldier/Visit a Soldier programs • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Sorrel (green) borsch • Feature Interview: Ukraine War Amps supporter Dave Houghtaling on his recent experience with UWA's Adopt a Soldier/Visit a Soldier programs • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0429 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:55:14 GMT 1:00:20 no
• Spotlight on Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. On May 13, 2017 Ukraine will host Eurovision for the second time. This edition takes a look at Ukraine's participation in this annual European music spectacle over the years.

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

All Eurovision tunes by artists:

• Ruslana • Green Jolly • Jamala • Mariya Yaremchuk • Zlata Ognevich • Ani Lorak • Verka Serduchka • Mika Newton • Alyosha • Tina Karol • O. Torvald.

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

• Spotlight on Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. On May 13, 2017 Ukraine will host Eurovision for the second time. This edition takes a look at Ukraine's participation in this annual European music spectacle over the years.

• Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

All Eurovision tunes by artists:

• Ruslana • Green Jolly • Jamala • Mariya Yaremchuk • Zlata Ognevich • Ani Lorak • Verka Serduchka • Mika Newton • Alyosha • Tina Karol • O. Torvald.

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0426 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:13:57 GMT 56:21 no
This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana Poberezhnyk.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0426 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:15:37 GMT 59:32 no
In this hour:

• Special feature: How amateur radio brought news of Chornobyl to the world, thwarting the Kremlin's attempts to cover up the disaster • Victor's Vignettes: Visiting Kyiv in late April 1986 • Ukrainian Food Flair: Fish baked in sour cream • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

In this hour:

• Special feature: How amateur radio brought news of Chornobyl to the world, thwarting the Kremlin's attempts to cover up the disaster • Victor's Vignettes: Visiting Kyiv in late April 1986 • Ukrainian Food Flair: Fish baked in sour cream • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0422 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:45:14 GMT 1:00:00 no
All music program, featuring a presentation on the National Ukraine Radio Dance Orchestra narrated by Keith Perron of PCJ Radio International • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - on the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

All music program, featuring a presentation on the National Ukraine Radio Dance Orchestra narrated by Keith Perron of PCJ Radio International • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - on the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0419-Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:24:50 GMT 55:13 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0419-Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:19:23 GMT 57:12 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Extra Lazy perogy casserole • Feature Interview: Dakha Brakha Part 2 (KEXP Seattle) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Extra Lazy perogy casserole • Feature Interview: Dakha Brakha Part 2 (KEXP Seattle) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0415 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:51:27 GMT 59:59 no
Special Easter edition featuring uplifting Ukrainian Easter stories as well as plenty of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Easter music. Ukrainian Proverb of the Week and other items of interest.

Христос Воскрес! Воїстино Воскрес!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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Special Easter edition featuring uplifting Ukrainian Easter stories as well as plenty of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian Easter music. Ukrainian Proverb of the Week and other items of interest.

Христос Воскрес! Воїстино Воскрес!

Join me - Pawlina - for the Vancouver edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio—every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0412 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:57:11 GMT 59:45 no <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: City of Lions - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:03:35 GMT 7:35 no Today, two perspectives on loss and memory.

“I close my eyes and I can hear the bells…ringing; each one rings differently. I can hear the splash of the fountains on the Marketplace, and the soughing of the fragrant trees, which the spring rain has washed clean of dust. It is coming up to ten o’clock and the place is so quiet that I can recognize the people going past by their footsteps as they hurry home for dinner. I recognize the footsteps of people who ceased to walk this earth long ago. There’s no one but shades clacking their heels on the well-worn pavement slabs.”

So writes the Polish author Jozef Wittlin, conjuring up his native city of Lviv in his essay My Lwow, which he wrote in exile in New York in 1946.

The essay has been recently translated into a whimsically lyrical English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and published in a haunting new book entitled City of Lions.

Wittlin was fortunate to escape. He was in Paris at the outbreak of World War II. After the collapse of France he managed to escape via Portugal to the United States and continued writing. He passed away in 1976.

Wittlin was baptized and considered a Christian writer. But he always spoke openly of his connection to the Jewish world. Before the Second World War, he published reviews of Polish Jewish poetry and foreign literature on Jewish subjects. Critics consider that the Holocaust inspired some of his best poems.

Wittlin’s wry and often joyful reminiscences of his city were those of an early twentieth century Lviv still glittering with an imperial Austrian splendor. It was a city he called “Diversified, variegated, as dazzling as an oriental carpet.” And it was a city that ceased to exist by 1945.

City of Lions includes the matching essay My Lviv by Philippe Sands, an international legal expert and professor of law at University College London. Sands’s essay echoes the Wittlin text by providing a parallel meditation on a very different Lviv as it is today.

What brought Sands to Lviv? He writes, “I returned because of the darkness, not in spite of it… it felt like home, a place of origin, where family began.” Sands’s grandfather Leon was born in the city in 1904 but never spoke of it to his family. Sands came to see the wounds behind the silence.

Sands observes “Lviv is an assault on the senses and the imagination. Much has been hidden, but nothing is lost, not completely, especially if you are willing to do your homework and search carefully.”

And search he did, discovering also that two giants in international law, both considered creators of the modern human rights movement, studied law at Lviv University. Rafael Lemkin is famous as the man who invented the word “genocide.” Hersch Lauterpacht created the concept of “crimes against humanity.”

The writer Eva Hoffman, in her preface to City of Lions, notes that both essays “are pervaded by a sense of the city’s almost magnetic fascination—and of great loss.”

Wittlin concludes his elegiac paean to Lviv with a phantasmagorical scene. Historic characters from the city’s colorful past join forces in a surreally celebratory huge crowd that streams endlessly around the city center.

Sands, in his ending, mirrors Wittlin’s procession through the ghosts of Lviv. Sands however is more measured and skeptical, calling out the failure of those in today’s Lviv to fully acknowledge all its history. Nonetheless Sands admits the ineffable spirit of the city ultimately seduces him.

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Today, two perspectives on loss and memory.

“I close my eyes and I can hear the bells…ringing; each one rings differently. I can hear the splash of the fountains on the Marketplace, and the soughing of the fragrant trees, which the spring rain has washed clean of dust. It is coming up to ten o’clock and the place is so quiet that I can recognize the people going past by their footsteps as they hurry home for dinner. I recognize the footsteps of people who ceased to walk this earth long ago. There’s no one but shades clacking their heels on the well-worn pavement slabs.”

So writes the Polish author Jozef Wittlin, conjuring up his native city of Lviv in his essay My Lwow, which he wrote in exile in New York in 1946.

The essay has been recently translated into a whimsically lyrical English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and published in a haunting new book entitled City of Lions.

Wittlin was fortunate to escape. He was in Paris at the outbreak of World War II. After the collapse of France he managed to escape via Portugal to the United States and continued writing. He passed away in 1976.

Wittlin was baptized and considered a Christian writer. But he always spoke openly of his connection to the Jewish world. Before the Second World War, he published reviews of Polish Jewish poetry and foreign literature on Jewish subjects. Critics consider that the Holocaust inspired some of his best poems.

Wittlin’s wry and often joyful reminiscences of his city were those of an early twentieth century Lviv still glittering with an imperial Austrian splendor. It was a city he called “Diversified, variegated, as dazzling as an oriental carpet.” And it was a city that ceased to exist by 1945.

City of Lions includes the matching essay My Lviv by Philippe Sands, an international legal expert and professor of law at University College London. Sands’s essay echoes the Wittlin text by providing a parallel meditation on a very different Lviv as it is today.

What brought Sands to Lviv? He writes, “I returned because of the darkness, not in spite of it… it felt like home, a place of origin, where family began.” Sands’s grandfather Leon was born in the city in 1904 but never spoke of it to his family. Sands came to see the wounds behind the silence.

Sands observes “Lviv is an assault on the senses and the imagination. Much has been hidden, but nothing is lost, not completely, especially if you are willing to do your homework and search carefully.”

And search he did, discovering also that two giants in international law, both considered creators of the modern human rights movement, studied law at Lviv University. Rafael Lemkin is famous as the man who invented the word “genocide.” Hersch Lauterpacht created the concept of “crimes against humanity.”

The writer Eva Hoffman, in her preface to City of Lions, notes that both essays “are pervaded by a sense of the city’s almost magnetic fascination—and of great loss.”

Wittlin concludes his elegiac paean to Lviv with a phantasmagorical scene. Historic characters from the city’s colorful past join forces in a surreally celebratory huge crowd that streams endlessly around the city center.

Sands, in his ending, mirrors Wittlin’s procession through the ghosts of Lviv. Sands however is more measured and skeptical, calling out the failure of those in today’s Lviv to fully acknowledge all its history. Nonetheless Sands admits the ineffable spirit of the city ultimately seduces him.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0412 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:57:14 GMT 57:26 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0408 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:41:53 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: City of Lions - two essays reflecting on the city of Lviv in the early and mid-twentieth century • Dakha Brakha Interview Part 2 • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: City of Lions - two essays reflecting on the city of Lviv in the early and mid-twentieth century • Dakha Brakha Interview Part 2 • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0405 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 04:37:25 GMT 55:36 no
Velykden in Ukranian traditions.

Kvitka Cisyk: Unique voice. She never sang in Ukraine, but she could put into songs the spirit and beauty of Ukraine.

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]>

Velykden in Ukranian traditions.

Kvitka Cisyk: Unique voice. She never sang in Ukraine, but she could put into songs the spirit and beauty of Ukraine.

This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0405 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:46:22 GMT 1:00:33 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0401 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:26:58 GMT 1:00:00 no
Focus on music! Feature profile of B&B (Bandura & Boyan) Project • Feature Interview with Dakha Brakha - Part 1 • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Focus on music! Feature profile of B&B (Bandura & Boyan) Project • Feature Interview with Dakha Brakha - Part 1 • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0329 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:58:06 GMT 1:01:44 no Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]> Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]> <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0329 Hour1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:08:16 GMT 58:25 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Judah in Wartime— a British journalist’s take on modern-day Ukraine in the context of two 20th century atrocities • Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for Egg Noodle & Spinach Casserole • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Judah in Wartime— a British journalist’s take on modern-day Ukraine in the context of two 20th century atrocities • Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for Egg Noodle & Spinach Casserole • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Judah in Wartime - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:07:16 GMT 6:47 no

“Wherever I went I found, as in few other places I have been, just how happy ordinary people were happy to talk. Then I understood that this was because no one ever asks them what they think.”

So writes Tim Judah, a reporter for The Economist, in his compelling book In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine.

The Londoner Judah covered the war in Ukraine for The New York Review of Books.

Judah has a specific approach in his portrayal of the complexities of today’s Ukraine for the Western reader. He stressed that he wanted to mix people, stories, history, politics, and reportage instead of explaining why one event followed another.

In addition to witnessing some horrifying scenes on the front lines of the war in Donbas, he traveled far and wide throughout Ukraine. He talked with people high and low, from impoverished refugees, elderly villagers, city sophisticates, and wealthy businessmen.

One major theme is teased out of all the talks with Ukrainians. History weighs very heavily on Ukraine, Judah writes, “because of what really happened, what people believe happened, what people are told happened, and what is forgotten.”

Furthermore, as Judah notes, what a Ukrainian believes today depends on what he or she believes about the past. And therefore he points out, “People are mobilized, believing horrendously garbled versions of history.”

These versions of history shape contemporary Ukrainian attitudes to the two searing traumas the country experienced in the twentieth century—the Holocaust and the Holodomor Famine.

Judah reminds us history refracts. The same period is remembered differently by different people. Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians have radically different memories and interpretations of events of the Second World War in the western regions of Galicia and Volhynia.

The proper commemoration of these events continues to bedevil Ukrainian society, as Judah shows in his chapters on Lviv, and specifically on the notorious Lonskoho Street Prison. The prison, now a museum, was the site of a bloody massacre of political prisoners by the Soviet secret police in the summer of 1941 just before the German occupation. And in the immediate aftermath of the occupation, it was the site of pogroms.

Judah also notes the oddly truncated historical view of the Famine in Ukrainian commemorations. He shrewdly points out that making the Holodomor a seminal event in modern Ukrainian history has to depend on who is in power.

The Holodomor has been alternately highlighted or neglected by Ukrainian authorities in terms of public remembrance. It was also of course a taboo topic during the Soviet period. Because of factors, Judah points out “the Holodomor has not entered into the DNA or soul of Ukrainian politics, or worldview, as the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide have in Israel and Armenia.”

Judah was covering and writing about Ukraine in a period of traumatic transition. And he reminds us that these traumas often arise suddenly. The long-established order can vanish overnight. Change can be swift, and lethal. Anything could happen anywhere.

In one of his chapters Judah recounts how the American Hassidic Rabbi in Lviv tells him that now there is not a single Jew left in the city whose origins are in Lviv. On Shabbat the rabbi dons his big fur shtreimel hat and walks briskly home from the synagogue. As he hauntingly reminds us, once thousands would have been walking home on a Friday night in their shtreimels.

Way across the country at the eastern end of Ukraine, Judah conjures up the charged atmosphere in Donetsk before the first blood of a new war was shed. This was just before the pro-Russian forces stormed the city.]]>


“Wherever I went I found, as in few other places I have been, just how happy ordinary people were happy to talk. Then I understood that this was because no one ever asks them what they think.”

So writes Tim Judah, a reporter for The Economist, in his compelling book In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine.

The Londoner Judah covered the war in Ukraine for The New York Review of Books.

Judah has a specific approach in his portrayal of the complexities of today’s Ukraine for the Western reader. He stressed that he wanted to mix people, stories, history, politics, and reportage instead of explaining why one event followed another.

In addition to witnessing some horrifying scenes on the front lines of the war in Donbas, he traveled far and wide throughout Ukraine. He talked with people high and low, from impoverished refugees, elderly villagers, city sophisticates, and wealthy businessmen.

One major theme is teased out of all the talks with Ukrainians. History weighs very heavily on Ukraine, Judah writes, “because of what really happened, what people believe happened, what people are told happened, and what is forgotten.”

Furthermore, as Judah notes, what a Ukrainian believes today depends on what he or she believes about the past. And therefore he points out, “People are mobilized, believing horrendously garbled versions of history.”

These versions of history shape contemporary Ukrainian attitudes to the two searing traumas the country experienced in the twentieth century—the Holocaust and the Holodomor Famine.

Judah reminds us history refracts. The same period is remembered differently by different people. Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians have radically different memories and interpretations of events of the Second World War in the western regions of Galicia and Volhynia.

The proper commemoration of these events continues to bedevil Ukrainian society, as Judah shows in his chapters on Lviv, and specifically on the notorious Lonskoho Street Prison. The prison, now a museum, was the site of a bloody massacre of political prisoners by the Soviet secret police in the summer of 1941 just before the German occupation. And in the immediate aftermath of the occupation, it was the site of pogroms.

Judah also notes the oddly truncated historical view of the Famine in Ukrainian commemorations. He shrewdly points out that making the Holodomor a seminal event in modern Ukrainian history has to depend on who is in power.

The Holodomor has been alternately highlighted or neglected by Ukrainian authorities in terms of public remembrance. It was also of course a taboo topic during the Soviet period. Because of factors, Judah points out “the Holodomor has not entered into the DNA or soul of Ukrainian politics, or worldview, as the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide have in Israel and Armenia.”

Judah was covering and writing about Ukraine in a period of traumatic transition. And he reminds us that these traumas often arise suddenly. The long-established order can vanish overnight. Change can be swift, and lethal. Anything could happen anywhere.

In one of his chapters Judah recounts how the American Hassidic Rabbi in Lviv tells him that now there is not a single Jew left in the city whose origins are in Lviv. On Shabbat the rabbi dons his big fur shtreimel hat and walks briskly home from the synagogue. As he hauntingly reminds us, once thousands would have been walking home on a Friday night in their shtreimels.

Way across the country at the eastern end of Ukraine, Judah conjures up the charged atmosphere in Donetsk before the first blood of a new war was shed. This was just before the pro-Russian forces stormed the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0325 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:00:28 GMT 1:00:01 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Judah in Wartime— a British journalist's take on  modern-day Ukraine in the context of two 20th century atrocities • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 ]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Judah in Wartime— a British journalist's take on  modern-day Ukraine in the context of two 20th century atrocities • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0322 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:50:41 GMT 55:32 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0322 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:07:43 GMT 57:01 no
Guest interview: Leanne Pacholok shares a sneak preview of the upcoming Easter Bazaar on April 2nd - Ukrainian Food Flair Recipe: Egg Drop Soup - Victor's vignettes: Shipyard Intepreter - Ukrainian Proverb of the Week - Upcoming local events - Great Ukrainian Music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

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Guest interview: Leanne Pacholok shares a sneak preview of the upcoming Easter Bazaar on April 2nd - Ukrainian Food Flair Recipe: Egg Drop Soup - Victor's vignettes: Shipyard Intepreter - Ukrainian Proverb of the Week - Upcoming local events - Great Ukrainian Music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0315 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:33:48 GMT 52:37 no Modern Taras Shevchenko. In this hour: Ivan Malkovich speech; short review from Iryna Farion.
Khrystyna Yaremyn recites the poem; Oksana Mukha with the song "Zore moya vechirniya";
"Komu Vnyz" with the song "Rozryta mogyla";
Bohdan Stupka reads the poem "I mertvym i zhyvym" (part 1) .
Your host: Oksana, with special in-studio guest Khrystyna Yaremyn (10).
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Modern Taras Shevchenko. In this hour: Ivan Malkovich speech; short review from Iryna Farion.
Khrystyna Yaremyn recites the poem; Oksana Mukha with the song "Zore moya vechirniya";
"Komu Vnyz" with the song "Rozryta mogyla";
Bohdan Stupka reads the poem "I mertvym i zhyvym" (part 1) .
Your host: Oksana, with special in-studio guest Khrystyna Yaremyn (10).
 ]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0318 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:09:22 GMT 1:00:00 no
Victor's Vignettes: Shipyard Interpreter 1992 • Rushnychok story: Baraban • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 ]]>

Victor's Vignettes: Shipyard Interpreter 1992 • Rushnychok story: Baraban • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 ]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Exploring “Black Square” - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:21:40 GMT 6:50 no
Her life changes radically when she meets a charismatic Ukrainian doctor at a conference. He is an activist who helps Eastern European drug users get HIV treatment. And soon our restless young woman, named Sophie Pinkham, starts working in programs to reduce drug-related harm through needle-exchange, drug treatment, and other services.

Pinkham plunges into the chaotic harm reduction world of sex workers, junkies, and other lost souls in contemporary Ukraine. This is a world not often seen by foreigners. She meets a fascinating cast of characters. And her adventures in what she calls “post-Soviet punk delirium” are told in a riveting book called Black Square: Adventures in Post Soviet Ukraine.

Pinkham deepens her encounter with Ukraine by collecting oral histories about women’s rights and AIDS activism, as well as making a documentary about women and drugs. Her various projects provide an opportunity to travel off the beaten path.

One such trip is to south-central Ukraine. She is accompanied by two friends, sisters who had left Moscow as children in the wave of Jewish emigration in the late Soviet era. The now thoroughly Americanized sisters wanted to find their grandmother’s village.

The three women, with no husbands and no children, are sometimes a source of curiosity for puzzled, tradition-minded locals. The intrepid gals stumble their way to a town once called Stalindorf, a town once full of Jews before the Second World War. There they found an old and bedridden man who was happy to reminisce.

The Last Jew in Stalindorf came from a family of farmers who had been sent to the region by the tsar, along with hundreds of other Jews. He told Pinkham that once upon a time the Jews and the Ukrainians and the Russians there had gotten along, more or less. Then Stalin starved them. They had to eat prairie dogs.

Later the Germans invaded and at age fifteen the Last Jew in Stalindorf had driven the family’s cows all the way to Kazakhstan, eating more prairie dogs. His sister and father were killed in the war. He and his mother returned alone to their village. They continued to eat prairie dogs. For even in peacetime, even when the crops had grown back, they had grown fond of the taste.

This was an expedition into Ukraine’s past. Pinkham encounters Ukraine’s present in her friendship with musician Mitya. Mitya is a Jewish conservatory-trained clarinetist from Russia who formed a klezmer band in Kyiv. Pinkham describes his clarinet playing as “nimble and tender, with an absolutely pure tone, like a ray of sunlight dancing through forest cover.”

Mitya’s klezmer band was initially skeptical of the Revolution of Dignity on the Maidan. They were all from southern or eastern Ukraine and spoke Russian. But then they played a show in Moscow. And they argued with a brainwashed audience steeped in anti-Ukrainian propaganda. After that experience, the band started wearing Ukrainian ribbons.

Mitya went on to sing the early 20th century Yiddish revolutionary song “Down With the Police” on the main stage of the Maidan. In a twist, the song was performed in a Ukrainian-language version prepared by Mitya’s Yiddish teacher Tanya. In a further twist, Tanya is a Ukrainian who mastered Yiddish because she believes the language was important for Ukrainian history.

Pinkham ironically notes these testaments to the intimacy of Jewish and Ukrainian culture while also filling in some poignant back-story.]]>

Her life changes radically when she meets a charismatic Ukrainian doctor at a conference. He is an activist who helps Eastern European drug users get HIV treatment. And soon our restless young woman, named Sophie Pinkham, starts working in programs to reduce drug-related harm through needle-exchange, drug treatment, and other services.

Pinkham plunges into the chaotic harm reduction world of sex workers, junkies, and other lost souls in contemporary Ukraine. This is a world not often seen by foreigners. She meets a fascinating cast of characters. And her adventures in what she calls “post-Soviet punk delirium” are told in a riveting book called Black Square: Adventures in Post Soviet Ukraine.

Pinkham deepens her encounter with Ukraine by collecting oral histories about women’s rights and AIDS activism, as well as making a documentary about women and drugs. Her various projects provide an opportunity to travel off the beaten path.

One such trip is to south-central Ukraine. She is accompanied by two friends, sisters who had left Moscow as children in the wave of Jewish emigration in the late Soviet era. The now thoroughly Americanized sisters wanted to find their grandmother’s village.

The three women, with no husbands and no children, are sometimes a source of curiosity for puzzled, tradition-minded locals. The intrepid gals stumble their way to a town once called Stalindorf, a town once full of Jews before the Second World War. There they found an old and bedridden man who was happy to reminisce.

The Last Jew in Stalindorf came from a family of farmers who had been sent to the region by the tsar, along with hundreds of other Jews. He told Pinkham that once upon a time the Jews and the Ukrainians and the Russians there had gotten along, more or less. Then Stalin starved them. They had to eat prairie dogs.

Later the Germans invaded and at age fifteen the Last Jew in Stalindorf had driven the family’s cows all the way to Kazakhstan, eating more prairie dogs. His sister and father were killed in the war. He and his mother returned alone to their village. They continued to eat prairie dogs. For even in peacetime, even when the crops had grown back, they had grown fond of the taste.

This was an expedition into Ukraine’s past. Pinkham encounters Ukraine’s present in her friendship with musician Mitya. Mitya is a Jewish conservatory-trained clarinetist from Russia who formed a klezmer band in Kyiv. Pinkham describes his clarinet playing as “nimble and tender, with an absolutely pure tone, like a ray of sunlight dancing through forest cover.”

Mitya’s klezmer band was initially skeptical of the Revolution of Dignity on the Maidan. They were all from southern or eastern Ukraine and spoke Russian. But then they played a show in Moscow. And they argued with a brainwashed audience steeped in anti-Ukrainian propaganda. After that experience, the band started wearing Ukrainian ribbons.

Mitya went on to sing the early 20th century Yiddish revolutionary song “Down With the Police” on the main stage of the Maidan. In a twist, the song was performed in a Ukrainian-language version prepared by Mitya’s Yiddish teacher Tanya. In a further twist, Tanya is a Ukrainian who mastered Yiddish because she believes the language was important for Ukrainian history.

Pinkham ironically notes these testaments to the intimacy of Jewish and Ukrainian culture while also filling in some poignant back-story.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0315 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:51:05 GMT 58:43 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A book called Black Square examines the Jewish community in post-soviet Ukraine • Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Buckwheat pancakes • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: No Free Man by Prof. Bohdan Kordan • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A book called Black Square examines the Jewish community in post-soviet Ukraine • Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Buckwheat pancakes • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: No Free Man by Prof. Bohdan Kordan • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0311 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 03:00:51 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A look inside the book Black Square: Adventures in Post Soviet Ukraine by Sophie Pinkham • Knyzhka Corner book review: No Free Man by Prof. Bohdan Kordan on the impact of Canada's WWI Internment Operations • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A look inside the book Black Square: Adventures in Post Soviet Ukraine by Sophie Pinkham • Knyzhka Corner book review: No Free Man by Prof. Bohdan Kordan on the impact of Canada's WWI Internment Operations • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0308 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:20:06 GMT 57:24 no
Tribute to Ukraine's celebrated bard, Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina]]>

Tribute to Ukraine's celebrated bard, Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0308 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:58:47 GMT 55:18 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0304 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 23:56:35 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0301 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:00:44 GMT 55:05 no  Interview with Dr. Tamara Hundorova (Institute of Literature, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Ukrainische Freie Universitat) about her two works/lectures: "Chernobyl and the Contemporary Nuclear Imagination" ("Chernobyl" today is not only an actual event, but also a symbolic one. After Chernobyl the image of the world has changed, and the history of the new era of nuclear culture has begun) and "Maidan as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon" (The Ukrainian Euromaidan of 2013-2014 represents both political and aesthetic phenomena, a space of socio-cultural performance where new kinds of identities were constructed -- national, social, political and gender). This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]>  Interview with Dr. Tamara Hundorova (Institute of Literature, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Ukrainische Freie Universitat) about her two works/lectures: "Chernobyl and the Contemporary Nuclear Imagination" ("Chernobyl" today is not only an actual event, but also a symbolic one. After Chernobyl the image of the world has changed, and the history of the new era of nuclear culture has begun) and "Maidan as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon" (The Ukrainian Euromaidan of 2013-2014 represents both political and aesthetic phenomena, a space of socio-cultural performance where new kinds of identities were constructed -- national, social, political and gender). This hour is in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana]]> <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0301 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:31:08 GMT 57:16 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour is in English. Your host: Pawlina]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0225 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:55:09 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0222 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:30:18 GMT 57:26 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0222 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:21:43 GMT 57:13 no <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Cultural Dimensions - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:18:13 GMT 5:49 no
A fascinating new book, The Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: Cultural Dimensions, documents the vivid highlights of two formerly stateless peoples with strong national aspirations.

This collection of essays by a distinguished group of global academics presents an intriguing premise. Namely, a focus on culture illuminates crucial aspects of the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship often missed in standard historical accounts that only leap from crisis to crisis.

In other words, cultural interaction between Jews and Ukrainians that unfolded over centuries through diverse and daily encounters had a profound impact on both communities.

Culture shapes so many key aspects of life. The cultural history of Ukraine reflects long periods of normal coexistence between Jews and Ukrainians. This cultural history also set the broader context in which the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples developed. Cultural links also reflected the complex nature of their relationship.

The book emerged from a pioneering conference held by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter in conjunction with the Israel Museum and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The conference, entitled: “The Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: Cultural Interaction, Representation, and Memory,” brought together scholars from Israel, Ukraine, North America, and elsewhere.

The book, co-edited by Alti Rodal of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter and Wolf Moskowitz of Hebrew University, addresses three major questions in the rich and varied history of cultural relations between Jews and Ukrainians.

First of all, in what ways did the Ukrainian and Jewish cultures influence each other? More specifically, what evidence is there of parallels or cross-cultural influences in specific cultural domains? These domains include folklore, folk art, music, and language.

Secondly, what were the prevailing perceptions or images of the “Other” as depicted in the respective cultures? In other words, how did each group view the other group, specifically in artistic representation, folklore, and literature?

And lastly, what approaches have been adopted by Jewish and Ukrainian ethnographers and art historians? How have these approaches, both in the past and in the present, apply to the study and preservation of the Ukrainian-Jewish cultural heritage? And how do they apply to the remembrance and revival of this heritage?

But the book is not only an investigation of the past. The collection of essays in this volume open doors for new research. There has been very little focused research on Ukrainian-Jewish cultural interaction. And this new research can help create a joint narrative for Jews and Ukrainians.

As co-editor Alti Rodal points out, this book is an exploration. An exploration to advance our understanding of the complex and multifaceted cultural encounter between Jews and Ukrainians. An exploration to increase knowledge. To challenge preconceptions and stereotypes. To contribute to a truthful and empathetic accounting of the relationship between Jews and Ukrainians in the past. And through this exploration the book opens avenues for a more powerful and enriched mutual understanding in the future.

The richly illustrated book appears within the series Jews and Slavs published by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Listeners can find information on how to order a copy on the UJE website.

This has been Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. From San Francisco, I’m Peter Bejger. Until next time, shalom!]]>

A fascinating new book, The Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: Cultural Dimensions, documents the vivid highlights of two formerly stateless peoples with strong national aspirations.

This collection of essays by a distinguished group of global academics presents an intriguing premise. Namely, a focus on culture illuminates crucial aspects of the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship often missed in standard historical accounts that only leap from crisis to crisis.

In other words, cultural interaction between Jews and Ukrainians that unfolded over centuries through diverse and daily encounters had a profound impact on both communities.

Culture shapes so many key aspects of life. The cultural history of Ukraine reflects long periods of normal coexistence between Jews and Ukrainians. This cultural history also set the broader context in which the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples developed. Cultural links also reflected the complex nature of their relationship.

The book emerged from a pioneering conference held by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter in conjunction with the Israel Museum and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The conference, entitled: “The Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: Cultural Interaction, Representation, and Memory,” brought together scholars from Israel, Ukraine, North America, and elsewhere.

The book, co-edited by Alti Rodal of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter and Wolf Moskowitz of Hebrew University, addresses three major questions in the rich and varied history of cultural relations between Jews and Ukrainians.

First of all, in what ways did the Ukrainian and Jewish cultures influence each other? More specifically, what evidence is there of parallels or cross-cultural influences in specific cultural domains? These domains include folklore, folk art, music, and language.

Secondly, what were the prevailing perceptions or images of the “Other” as depicted in the respective cultures? In other words, how did each group view the other group, specifically in artistic representation, folklore, and literature?

And lastly, what approaches have been adopted by Jewish and Ukrainian ethnographers and art historians? How have these approaches, both in the past and in the present, apply to the study and preservation of the Ukrainian-Jewish cultural heritage? And how do they apply to the remembrance and revival of this heritage?

But the book is not only an investigation of the past. The collection of essays in this volume open doors for new research. There has been very little focused research on Ukrainian-Jewish cultural interaction. And this new research can help create a joint narrative for Jews and Ukrainians.

As co-editor Alti Rodal points out, this book is an exploration. An exploration to advance our understanding of the complex and multifaceted cultural encounter between Jews and Ukrainians. An exploration to increase knowledge. To challenge preconceptions and stereotypes. To contribute to a truthful and empathetic accounting of the relationship between Jews and Ukrainians in the past. And through this exploration the book opens avenues for a more powerful and enriched mutual understanding in the future.

The richly illustrated book appears within the series Jews and Slavs published by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Listeners can find information on how to order a copy on the UJE website.

This has been Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. From San Francisco, I’m Peter Bejger. Until next time, shalom!]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0218 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:16:49 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0215 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:10:53 GMT 56:44 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Peter Bejger reviews a new book exploring the overlap of Ukrainian and Jewish culture: Ukrainian Food Flair: Potatoes with dill sauce • A musical tribute to dill • Victor's Vignettes: Growing up Soviet - Before and After (Part 2) narrated by Stanislav Nastenko •  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Peter Bejger reviews a new book exploring the overlap of Ukrainian and Jewish culture: Ukrainian Food Flair: Potatoes with dill sauce • A musical tribute to dill • Victor's Vignettes: Growing up Soviet - Before and After (Part 2) narrated by Stanislav Nastenko •  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0215 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:33:57 GMT 57:06 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0211 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 03:01:56 GMT 59:59 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Peter Bejger reviews a new book exploring the overlap of Ukrainian and Jewish culture: Ukrainian Food Flair: Potatoes with dill sauce • A musical tribute to dill • Victor's Vignettes: Growing up Soviet - Before and After (Part 2) narrated by Stanislav Nastenko •  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Peter Bejger reviews a new book exploring the overlap of Ukrainian and Jewish culture: Ukrainian Food Flair: Potatoes with dill sauce • A musical tribute to dill • Victor's Vignettes: Growing up Soviet - Before and After (Part 2) narrated by Stanislav Nastenko •  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0208 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:31:53 GMT 55:52 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2014-0208 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:07 GMT 56:53 no
Victor's Vignettes: Growing up in the Soviet Union: Before and After Part 1 (narrated by Stanislav Nastenko) • Knyzhka Corner: Myra reviews Winnipeg author Gabrielle Goldstone's due set in Stalinist times: Red Stone and Broken Stone • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Victor's Vignettes: Growing up in the Soviet Union: Before and After Part 1 (narrated by Stanislav Nastenko) • Knyzhka Corner: Myra reviews Winnipeg author Gabrielle Goldstone's due set in Stalinist times: Red Stone and Broken Stone • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0204 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 05 Feb 2017 02:57:57 GMT 1:00:00 no
Victor's Vignettes: Growing up in the Soviet Union: Before and After Part 1 • Knyzhka Corner: Myra reviews Winnipeg author Gabrielle Goldstone's due set in Stalinist times: Red Stone and Broken Stone • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Victor's Vignettes: Growing up in the Soviet Union: Before and After Part 1 • Knyzhka Corner: Myra reviews Winnipeg author Gabrielle Goldstone's due set in Stalinist times: Red Stone and Broken Stone • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:14:41 GMT 8:27 no
And so the historic heart of the oldest Jewish neighborhood on what is now called Staroyevreiska Street went up in flames. German soldiers set on fire the 16th century Golden Rose synagogue, the City Synagogue, and the Beth Hamidrash, a house of learning. And the site remained derelict for decades.

A fascinating article by the journalist Olesya Yaremchuk in a recent edition of the on-line journal The Ukrainians recounts this destruction and a 21st century Ukrainian response to acknowledge and commemorate this loss.

A memorial complex called the “Space of Synagogues,” dedicated last September, now occupies the historic site. Sofia Dyak is the director of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, a Lviv non-profit that helped initiate and coordinate the project. She explained to Public Radio International the reasoning behind the concept: “It’s about signaling a story of absence, while also telling a story of presence.”

Lviv has had a rich Jewish history for centuries and before the Second World War up to a third of the city’s population was Jewish. The Holocaust wiped out the community. Decades of Soviet neglect and hostility to the Jewish heritage of Lviv as well as indifference after Ukrainian independence dimmed the public’s memory and understanding of a vital component of the city’s history.

Lviv’s Center for Urban History held a conference in 2008 to commemorate the history of Jews in Lviv. The architectural historian Sergei Kravtsov of Hebrew University in Jerusalem led a guided tour of the site. This prompted the discussions that led to the 2010 international competition for designs for the Space of Synagogues.

There was a lively debate over the idea. Some members of the Jewish community feel the Golden Rose synagogue should be rebuilt and revived as a working house of prayer. Others argued this was not currently practical.

A determined coalition pushed the project through to completion. This coalition included the Executive Committee of the Lviv City Council, the city’s Office of Historical Environment Preservation, the Center for Urban History, and the German international development agency GIZ. Lviv’s Chesed Arieh Jewish charity fund, the US-based Gesher Galicia genealogy association, and the Israel-based Association of Commemoration of Lviv Jewish Heritage and Sites joined in.

The sponsors commissioned two German architects from Berlin, Sophie Janke and Franz Reschke, for the project. The project documents were finalized by the Ukrainian architect Yuri Stoliarov. The Berlin architects designed an open area with different installations. They explained their concept to the German broadcaster DW.

"We interpreted three separate atmospheres," Reschke said.
For the Beth Hamidrash, he and Jahnke strove to convey a vivid character and open spaces. A large grass square occupies the area where the building stood, with white stone blocks outlining its contours.

The remains of the Golden Rose synagogue have been cleaned up but left standing as they were. "We wanted the authentic ruins, so that people reflected over the destruction of these buildings," Reschke said.

And in the center of these two, is a structure called "Perpetuation," consisting of a line of irregular vertical stone slabs, etched with photos and quotes from Lviv's one-time Jewish...]]>

And so the historic heart of the oldest Jewish neighborhood on what is now called Staroyevreiska Street went up in flames. German soldiers set on fire the 16th century Golden Rose synagogue, the City Synagogue, and the Beth Hamidrash, a house of learning. And the site remained derelict for decades.

A fascinating article by the journalist Olesya Yaremchuk in a recent edition of the on-line journal The Ukrainians recounts this destruction and a 21st century Ukrainian response to acknowledge and commemorate this loss.

A memorial complex called the “Space of Synagogues,” dedicated last September, now occupies the historic site. Sofia Dyak is the director of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, a Lviv non-profit that helped initiate and coordinate the project. She explained to Public Radio International the reasoning behind the concept: “It’s about signaling a story of absence, while also telling a story of presence.”

Lviv has had a rich Jewish history for centuries and before the Second World War up to a third of the city’s population was Jewish. The Holocaust wiped out the community. Decades of Soviet neglect and hostility to the Jewish heritage of Lviv as well as indifference after Ukrainian independence dimmed the public’s memory and understanding of a vital component of the city’s history.

Lviv’s Center for Urban History held a conference in 2008 to commemorate the history of Jews in Lviv. The architectural historian Sergei Kravtsov of Hebrew University in Jerusalem led a guided tour of the site. This prompted the discussions that led to the 2010 international competition for designs for the Space of Synagogues.

There was a lively debate over the idea. Some members of the Jewish community feel the Golden Rose synagogue should be rebuilt and revived as a working house of prayer. Others argued this was not currently practical.

A determined coalition pushed the project through to completion. This coalition included the Executive Committee of the Lviv City Council, the city’s Office of Historical Environment Preservation, the Center for Urban History, and the German international development agency GIZ. Lviv’s Chesed Arieh Jewish charity fund, the US-based Gesher Galicia genealogy association, and the Israel-based Association of Commemoration of Lviv Jewish Heritage and Sites joined in.

The sponsors commissioned two German architects from Berlin, Sophie Janke and Franz Reschke, for the project. The project documents were finalized by the Ukrainian architect Yuri Stoliarov. The Berlin architects designed an open area with different installations. They explained their concept to the German broadcaster DW.

"We interpreted three separate atmospheres," Reschke said.
For the Beth Hamidrash, he and Jahnke strove to convey a vivid character and open spaces. A large grass square occupies the area where the building stood, with white stone blocks outlining its contours.

The remains of the Golden Rose synagogue have been cleaned up but left standing as they were. "We wanted the authentic ruins, so that people reflected over the destruction of these buildings," Reschke said.

And in the center of these two, is a structure called "Perpetuation," consisting of a line of irregular vertical stone slabs, etched with photos and quotes from Lviv's one-time Jewish...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo – 2017-0201 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:57:25 GMT 57:14 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues memorial in Lviv • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Yaroslaw's Treasure and Yaroslaw's Revenge by Vancouver author Mirko Petriw • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues memorial in Lviv • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Yaroslaw's Treasure and Yaroslaw's Revenge by Vancouver author Mirko Petriw • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Harry Lang, Yiddish reporter in 1933 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:10:09 GMT 7:12 no
“Kiev in the morning. A lot of people are already walking on the main street Khreshchatyk, now called ‘Vorovski.’ Everybody holds under their arm a stick of plain black bread, and everyone picks crumbs from it and drops it in their mouth. This applies to men, to women and to children: constantly, constantly, constantly. Everybody has a stick of plain black bread under their arm, under their suit coat, under their overcoat. And from there they pick: crumbs, crumbs, crumbs. So it goes for an entire city.”

This traveler’s account from the Ukrainian capital in the autumn of 1933 hints at the disaster that afflicted the country in those grim years of the brutal man-made Famine. And this rare account comes from one of the very few Westerners allowed into Ukraine at that time.

Harry Lang was the labor editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper Jewish Daily Forward, or Forverts, published in New York. It was then the largest and most influential Yiddish newspaper in the world and the largest non-English newspaper in the United States.

Lang and his wife Lucy spent several weeks traveling freely throughout Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. They were able to get in due to a letter of reference by the American Senator William E. Borah, who was the leading advocate for the diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union by the United States.

The Langs had a background to make their trip a journalistic success. They were both born in the Tsarist Empire. Harry in Lithuania and Lucy in Kyiv. Both spoke Russian and Yiddish. They could talk with Soviet citizens without the need of an interpreter. In addition, Lucy Lang had extensive connections in Kyiv with influential relatives who had participated in the revolution, joined the Communist Party, and had risen into the higher ranks.

What is even more fascinating is that the Langs were able to put their trip into a broader context. Their trip in 1933 first took them to the Middle East, including Palestine, then to Western Europe, and finally the Soviet Union. Harry Lang’s comparison of an impoverished Jewish collective farm near Kharkiv with the thriving kibbutzim in Palestine ruffled feathers.

Lang pointed out, “I visited Jewish rural people in several countries. The Palestinian villages have incorporated into their hearts the most beautiful singing…their “collectivization” has been imposed by no one.”

In contrast, Lang was particularly scathing about the state of Jewish life in the bleak and coercive conditions of the Soviet collective farm. He was particularly upset by the state of education and wrote, “What indeed do these schools teach them? Everything which has been connected to Jewish intellectualism has been wiped out.”

But the tragedy of the Ukrainian countryside in the early 1930s went beyond any deficiencies in rural schools. From one of his excursions deep into the countryside Lang writes of the all-encompassing tragedy, “Fields and roads under soldiers…The worst, however, comes later. Driving from village to village we come upon a village of death…Several dozen little houses, the doors nailed up, not a single creature inside, not a single creature in the gardens and fields surrounding dead chimneys on the roofs, dead windows.”

Lang wrote a series of about thirty articles about the Soviet part of the trip that were published in the Forward newspaper between November 1933 and February 1934. His wife Lucy included some material from the trip in her autobiography Tomorrow is Beautiful that was published in 1948.

Lang’s articles outraged pro-Soviet readers of the Forward at a time when the United States had finally recognized the Soviet Union and many Americans were eager for improved Soviet-American relations. Harry Lang was publicly vilified.]]>

“Kiev in the morning. A lot of people are already walking on the main street Khreshchatyk, now called ‘Vorovski.’ Everybody holds under their arm a stick of plain black bread, and everyone picks crumbs from it and drops it in their mouth. This applies to men, to women and to children: constantly, constantly, constantly. Everybody has a stick of plain black bread under their arm, under their suit coat, under their overcoat. And from there they pick: crumbs, crumbs, crumbs. So it goes for an entire city.”

This traveler’s account from the Ukrainian capital in the autumn of 1933 hints at the disaster that afflicted the country in those grim years of the brutal man-made Famine. And this rare account comes from one of the very few Westerners allowed into Ukraine at that time.

Harry Lang was the labor editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper Jewish Daily Forward, or Forverts, published in New York. It was then the largest and most influential Yiddish newspaper in the world and the largest non-English newspaper in the United States.

Lang and his wife Lucy spent several weeks traveling freely throughout Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. They were able to get in due to a letter of reference by the American Senator William E. Borah, who was the leading advocate for the diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union by the United States.

The Langs had a background to make their trip a journalistic success. They were both born in the Tsarist Empire. Harry in Lithuania and Lucy in Kyiv. Both spoke Russian and Yiddish. They could talk with Soviet citizens without the need of an interpreter. In addition, Lucy Lang had extensive connections in Kyiv with influential relatives who had participated in the revolution, joined the Communist Party, and had risen into the higher ranks.

What is even more fascinating is that the Langs were able to put their trip into a broader context. Their trip in 1933 first took them to the Middle East, including Palestine, then to Western Europe, and finally the Soviet Union. Harry Lang’s comparison of an impoverished Jewish collective farm near Kharkiv with the thriving kibbutzim in Palestine ruffled feathers.

Lang pointed out, “I visited Jewish rural people in several countries. The Palestinian villages have incorporated into their hearts the most beautiful singing…their “collectivization” has been imposed by no one.”

In contrast, Lang was particularly scathing about the state of Jewish life in the bleak and coercive conditions of the Soviet collective farm. He was particularly upset by the state of education and wrote, “What indeed do these schools teach them? Everything which has been connected to Jewish intellectualism has been wiped out.”

But the tragedy of the Ukrainian countryside in the early 1930s went beyond any deficiencies in rural schools. From one of his excursions deep into the countryside Lang writes of the all-encompassing tragedy, “Fields and roads under soldiers…The worst, however, comes later. Driving from village to village we come upon a village of death…Several dozen little houses, the doors nailed up, not a single creature inside, not a single creature in the gardens and fields surrounding dead chimneys on the roofs, dead windows.”

Lang wrote a series of about thirty articles about the Soviet part of the trip that were published in the Forward newspaper between November 1933 and February 1934. His wife Lucy included some material from the trip in her autobiography Tomorrow is Beautiful that was published in 1948.

Lang’s articles outraged pro-Soviet readers of the Forward at a time when the United States had finally recognized the Soviet Union and many Americans were eager for improved Soviet-American relations. Harry Lang was publicly vilified.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0128 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 02:55:15 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues memorial in Lviv • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Yaroslaw's Treasure and Yaroslaw's Revenge by Vancouver author Mirko Petriw • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Music!]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Space of Synagogues memorial in Lviv • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Yaroslaw's Treasure and Yaroslaw's Revenge by Vancouver author Mirko Petriw • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian Music!]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0125 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:29:30 GMT 54:27 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0125 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:41:16 GMT 57:21 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0121 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:59:20 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0118 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:28:00 GMT 52:05 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2014-0118 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:48:30 GMT 56:55 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0114 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:25:11 GMT 1:00:01 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0111 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:26:31 GMT 57:46 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0111 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:21:42 GMT 57:09 no
Ukrainian Lesson Podcast: Christmas in Ukraine • A Christmas Memory (I'm coming home for Christmas) by Roman Onufrijchuk • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Lesson Podcast: Christmas in Ukraine • A Christmas Memory (I'm coming home for Christmas) by Roman Onufrijchuk • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2017-0107 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:04:31 GMT 1:00:00 no
Ukrainian Lesson Podcast: Christmas in Ukraine • A Christmas Memory (I'm coming home for Christmas) by Roman Onufrijchuk • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Lesson Podcast: Christmas in Ukraine • A Christmas Memory (I'm coming home for Christmas) by Roman Onufrijchuk • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian Christmas music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2017-0104 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:23:41 GMT 56:56 no <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Jewish War Refugees from eastern Ukraine - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:57:01 GMT 7:30 no
After the fall of the former Soviet Union, many Ukrainian Jews migrated to Israel. Many left for the U.S. and Canada. Others resettled in Germany.

However, many Jews remained, building new lives and a thriving new community in an independent Ukraine. But Israel always remained an option, and this option took on a crucial importance when war broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

The war with Russian forces and Russian-backed bands ravaged many districts in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Much of the infrastructure collapsed. According to reports at least eight thousand people have been killed. Tens of thousands have been injured. Hundreds of thousands have fled.

According to UN figures, at least 250 thousand internally displaced people flooded into Kyiv. Many more sought refuge in other cities and towns throughout central and western Ukraine. Among them are hundreds, if not thousands, of Jews.

In the spring of 2014, as the crisis intensified, the Jewish Agency started a hotline for Ukrainian Jews who were interested in learning about Israel.

Israel's Law of Return permits anyone with recent Jewish ancestry — even a single grandparent will do — to qualify for full Israeli citizenship. By some estimates, up to 200 thousand Ukrainians are eligible. Immigration offers concrete benefits paid for by the Israeli government. These include a free one-way flight to Tel Aviv, cash grants, tax cuts, and mortgage breaks.

There are Ukrainians with Jewish roots who have not practiced Judaism for years, if ever. And they need evidence of their Jewish background to gain entry to Israel. The Shorashim program that opened with offices in the cities of Dnipro and Kyiv helps Ukrainians find archival evidence of their Jewishness. They are responsible for completing applicants’ files in Ukraine that show the applicant is Jewish through background research on their grandparents, and verifying and copying records.

In light of the continuing dramatic situation, some 7,480 Ukrainians immigrated to Israel in 2015. This was up 22% compared to 2014, and 230% compared to 2013.
But emigration overseas has not been the only avenue for Ukrainian Jewish refugees from the war to rebuild their shattered lives. The Jerusalem Post reported that in May 2015 the Israeli government increased funds to help Ukrainian Jewish refugees in Ukraine.

The Israeli Diaspora Affairs Ministry signed an agreement with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to create a common fund. Three-quarters of the fund was endowed by the government to resettle Jewish internally displaced persons within Ukraine. The money was used to subsidize food and rent costs for a period of two months for those fleeing the war.

The social solidarity within the Ukrainian Jewish community can be seen in the work of the Jewish charitable organization Hesed in central Kyiv. The Jerusalem Report outlined how a continuing flow of previously self-sufficient Jews from eastern Ukraine arrived seeking help. They needed housing, food, clothes, medical care, and social support. Hesed, supported by the American-based Joint, does its best to help those most in need.

There have been other bold initiatives. The Israeli and Ukrainian media have reported on the Kyiv-based Rabbi Moshe Azman and his announced multi-million dollar "Jewish refugee community" outside the capital.
The community is called "Anatevka," named after the fictional village in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.

It is a community in the making, spread out on a plot the size of three football fields. Anatevka features a wooden synagogue with two ritual bath...]]>

After the fall of the former Soviet Union, many Ukrainian Jews migrated to Israel. Many left for the U.S. and Canada. Others resettled in Germany.

However, many Jews remained, building new lives and a thriving new community in an independent Ukraine. But Israel always remained an option, and this option took on a crucial importance when war broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

The war with Russian forces and Russian-backed bands ravaged many districts in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Much of the infrastructure collapsed. According to reports at least eight thousand people have been killed. Tens of thousands have been injured. Hundreds of thousands have fled.

According to UN figures, at least 250 thousand internally displaced people flooded into Kyiv. Many more sought refuge in other cities and towns throughout central and western Ukraine. Among them are hundreds, if not thousands, of Jews.

In the spring of 2014, as the crisis intensified, the Jewish Agency started a hotline for Ukrainian Jews who were interested in learning about Israel.

Israel's Law of Return permits anyone with recent Jewish ancestry — even a single grandparent will do — to qualify for full Israeli citizenship. By some estimates, up to 200 thousand Ukrainians are eligible. Immigration offers concrete benefits paid for by the Israeli government. These include a free one-way flight to Tel Aviv, cash grants, tax cuts, and mortgage breaks.

There are Ukrainians with Jewish roots who have not practiced Judaism for years, if ever. And they need evidence of their Jewish background to gain entry to Israel. The Shorashim program that opened with offices in the cities of Dnipro and Kyiv helps Ukrainians find archival evidence of their Jewishness. They are responsible for completing applicants’ files in Ukraine that show the applicant is Jewish through background research on their grandparents, and verifying and copying records.

In light of the continuing dramatic situation, some 7,480 Ukrainians immigrated to Israel in 2015. This was up 22% compared to 2014, and 230% compared to 2013.
But emigration overseas has not been the only avenue for Ukrainian Jewish refugees from the war to rebuild their shattered lives. The Jerusalem Post reported that in May 2015 the Israeli government increased funds to help Ukrainian Jewish refugees in Ukraine.

The Israeli Diaspora Affairs Ministry signed an agreement with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to create a common fund. Three-quarters of the fund was endowed by the government to resettle Jewish internally displaced persons within Ukraine. The money was used to subsidize food and rent costs for a period of two months for those fleeing the war.

The social solidarity within the Ukrainian Jewish community can be seen in the work of the Jewish charitable organization Hesed in central Kyiv. The Jerusalem Report outlined how a continuing flow of previously self-sufficient Jews from eastern Ukraine arrived seeking help. They needed housing, food, clothes, medical care, and social support. Hesed, supported by the American-based Joint, does its best to help those most in need.

There have been other bold initiatives. The Israeli and Ukrainian media have reported on the Kyiv-based Rabbi Moshe Azman and his announced multi-million dollar "Jewish refugee community" outside the capital.
The community is called "Anatevka," named after the fictional village in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.

It is a community in the making, spread out on a plot the size of three football fields. Anatevka features a wooden synagogue with two ritual bath...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1228 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:53:48 GMT 55:39 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1221 Hour2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:49:29 GMT 55:28 no <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: The Maiden of Ludmir - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:43:38 GMT 8:07 no
Hannah Rochel, born Hannah Rachel Verbermacher, was the only independent female Rebbe in the 300-year history of the Hasidic movement.

Known as “the Maiden of Ludmir”, she has jokingly been called the second-most famous virgin in Jewish history. But to the people of her time, and even long after her death, Hannah Rochel was no joking matter.

She severely challenged the social and religious order of her time. Her leadership was based not on dynastic authority, but on the original Hasidic tradition of charisma. Furthermore, she did not ask for money or promote herself.

Little is actually known of Hannah Rochel. Only four of her teachings are recorded, and she wrote nothing of herself. The first scholarly study of her life was published in 1909, some 30 years after she died. Even that was based on hagiography, folk tales & legends.

Considerable poetic license has been taken to fictionalize her life. She is the subject of four novels, two plays, and is an important character in Isaac B. Singer’s novel “Shosha” and Ansky’s play the Dibbuk.

In 2003 a definitive scholarly biography of her life was finally published, written by Nathaniel Deutsche, Professor of Literature and History at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Hannah Rachel Verbermacher was born in about 1806, in the shtetl of Volodymir, Volhynia. Also called Ludmir, it is one of the oldest settlements in Ukraine. Located in an area of shifting borders, at the time it was part of the Russian empire.

Ludmir is also one of the earliest Jewish settlements in Ukraine. Jews first appeared and settled in Ludmir in 1171. By 1786 the town was an important Hasidic center.

Hannah Rochel was the only child of wealthy merchants who were pious Hassidic Jews. Unlike other children, she preferred studying to playing, and begged to learn Torah. To her father’s dismay she became an outstanding student and child prodigy.

It is believed she received her religious calling at age 12, when she had a fainting spell and visitation while at her mother’s grave. She and went on to gain fame as a scholar and holy woman able to perform miracles.

When she was 19, her father died and she inherited his fortune. She built herself a house of study, which soon became a house of worship and a place of teaching where she gave lessons and blessings. Her followers were mainly women and craftsmen … common Jews.

Hannah Rochel had no aspirations to become a female rabbi, and never tried to encroach or challenge male leaders. She just loved the Torah and her faith. She dispensed her wisdom while remaining in seclusion, as was common practice among ascetic tzadikim at the time. She dressed modestly, as was considered proper for Jewish women.

But she was doing things not done by other women at that time, and which are still not done by Hasidic women. Also, unlike other holy Hassidic women, she was not attached to a man.

So it was only a matter of time before her activity generated a furor.

That a woman had taken on a male role was distasteful to male leaders who considered her body merely a vessel for a male soul.

In addition, there was professional envy. One story tells of a male rebbe, supported by wealthy residents in Lublin, upset that many poor people left him to follow Hannah Rochel.

In her late 20s Hannah succumbed to the relentless pressure to marry. The next day, for reasons unknown, she dissolved the marriage, and for the next three decades disappeared from the public eye.

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Hannah Rochel, born Hannah Rachel Verbermacher, was the only independent female Rebbe in the 300-year history of the Hasidic movement.

Known as “the Maiden of Ludmir”, she has jokingly been called the second-most famous virgin in Jewish history. But to the people of her time, and even long after her death, Hannah Rochel was no joking matter.

She severely challenged the social and religious order of her time. Her leadership was based not on dynastic authority, but on the original Hasidic tradition of charisma. Furthermore, she did not ask for money or promote herself.

Little is actually known of Hannah Rochel. Only four of her teachings are recorded, and she wrote nothing of herself. The first scholarly study of her life was published in 1909, some 30 years after she died. Even that was based on hagiography, folk tales & legends.

Considerable poetic license has been taken to fictionalize her life. She is the subject of four novels, two plays, and is an important character in Isaac B. Singer’s novel “Shosha” and Ansky’s play the Dibbuk.

In 2003 a definitive scholarly biography of her life was finally published, written by Nathaniel Deutsche, Professor of Literature and History at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Hannah Rachel Verbermacher was born in about 1806, in the shtetl of Volodymir, Volhynia. Also called Ludmir, it is one of the oldest settlements in Ukraine. Located in an area of shifting borders, at the time it was part of the Russian empire.

Ludmir is also one of the earliest Jewish settlements in Ukraine. Jews first appeared and settled in Ludmir in 1171. By 1786 the town was an important Hasidic center.

Hannah Rochel was the only child of wealthy merchants who were pious Hassidic Jews. Unlike other children, she preferred studying to playing, and begged to learn Torah. To her father’s dismay she became an outstanding student and child prodigy.

It is believed she received her religious calling at age 12, when she had a fainting spell and visitation while at her mother’s grave. She and went on to gain fame as a scholar and holy woman able to perform miracles.

When she was 19, her father died and she inherited his fortune. She built herself a house of study, which soon became a house of worship and a place of teaching where she gave lessons and blessings. Her followers were mainly women and craftsmen … common Jews.

Hannah Rochel had no aspirations to become a female rabbi, and never tried to encroach or challenge male leaders. She just loved the Torah and her faith. She dispensed her wisdom while remaining in seclusion, as was common practice among ascetic tzadikim at the time. She dressed modestly, as was considered proper for Jewish women.

But she was doing things not done by other women at that time, and which are still not done by Hasidic women. Also, unlike other holy Hassidic women, she was not attached to a man.

So it was only a matter of time before her activity generated a furor.

That a woman had taken on a male role was distasteful to male leaders who considered her body merely a vessel for a male soul.

In addition, there was professional envy. One story tells of a male rebbe, supported by wealthy residents in Lublin, upset that many poor people left him to follow Hannah Rochel.

In her late 20s Hannah succumbed to the relentless pressure to marry. The next day, for reasons unknown, she dissolved the marriage, and for the next three decades disappeared from the public eye.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1214 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:28:50 GMT 56:26 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1210 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:59:27 GMT 1:00:01 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

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Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1207 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:20:56 GMT 59:13 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. This hour in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1207 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:00:27 GMT 56:53 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Descendant of Holocaust survivor reflects on Babyn Yar • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch • Victor's Vignettes: First Americans in Our City • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Upcoming Local Events • Great Ukrainian Music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Descendant of Holocaust survivor reflects on Babyn Yar • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch • Victor's Vignettes: First Americans in Our City • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Upcoming Local Events • Great Ukrainian Music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1130 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:01:32 GMT 57:37 no
Two feature interviews: • Oleh Sobchuk, lead man with popular Ukrainian rock group S.K.A.Y currently on the west coast of Canada for their 2016 North American tour (starts at 10:20 or separate, below) • Natalia Kovalyk, who conducts a Ukrainian choir in Victoria, BC (starts at 42:04 or separate, below). This hour in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

Two feature interviews: • Oleh Sobchuk, lead man with popular Ukrainian rock group S.K.A.Y currently on the west coast of Canada for their 2016 North American tour (starts at 10:20 or separate, below) • Natalia Kovalyk, who conducts a Ukrainian choir in Victoria, BC (starts at 42:04 or separate, below). This hour in Ukrainian. Your host: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1130 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:50:59 GMT 57:49 no
• Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Walnut Torte • Feature Interview: Stacey Yerofeyeva, with DoVira Band on their new CD and recent tour to Indonesia with the Arkan Ukrainian Dancers (starts at 12:15 or separate below) • This week's Ukrainian Language Lessons podcast with Anna Ogoiko: Formal greetings • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local upcoming community events  • Great Ukrainian music! This hour in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

• Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Walnut Torte • Feature Interview: Stacey Yerofeyeva, with DoVira Band on their new CD and recent tour to Indonesia with the Arkan Ukrainian Dancers (starts at 12:15 or separate below) • This week's Ukrainian Language Lessons podcast with Anna Ogoiko: Formal greetings • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local upcoming community events  • Great Ukrainian music! This hour in English. Your host: Pawlina.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1126 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 02:59:02 GMT 1:00:01 no
• Commentary:  Martyrs of the Holodomor, by Fr. Ihor Kutash of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Montreal •  Ukrainian Christian Heritage: St. Phillip's Fast, by Fr. Chad Pawlyshyn of Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Parksville, on Vancouver Island • Ukrainian Language Lesson: Anna Ogoiko on formal greetings • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Upcoming local events in Vancouver's Ukrainian community • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

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• Commentary:  Martyrs of the Holodomor, by Fr. Ihor Kutash of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Montreal •  Ukrainian Christian Heritage: St. Phillip's Fast, by Fr. Chad Pawlyshyn of Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Parksville, on Vancouver Island • Ukrainian Language Lesson: Anna Ogoiko on formal greetings • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Upcoming local events in Vancouver's Ukrainian community • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A Millennium of Co-Existence - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:30:41 GMT 5:14 no
A newly published book entitled Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence forthrightly tackles sensitive and controversial topics. Two distinguished academics have undertaken a bold project to outline in an intriguing new manner the long and complicated history of Jews and Ukrainians.

Paul Robert Magocsi is professor of history and political science at the University of Toronto where he holds the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of History in History Department at Northwestern University.

Writing separately, and at times together, the co-authors produced a parallel narrative of two peoples that ultimately provided a single story. And this story reveals as many similarities as differences between the two peoples.

Both ethnic Ukrainians and Jews are shown to be multilingual, multicultural, mobile, and highly culturally productive peoples. The perceived legacy of difference gives way to one of commonality.

Jews and Ukrainians first began to interact on a significant scale in the early seventeenth century. From that time historical memories were formed. The tone for relations between Jews and Ukrainians was set.

Subsequent dramatic events, especially in the twentieth century, formed new memories, memories often couched in stereotypes and prejudices.

Twelve thematic chapters in the book outline the rich history of Jews and Ukrainians. They at first cover geography, history, economic life, traditional culture, and religion and language. They continue with literature, the arts, music, the Diaspora, and contemporary Ukraine.

The book is lavishly enhanced by over 300 full-color illustrations, over two dozen maps, plus several text inserts that address specific topics or explore controversial issues.  In their treatment of these issues, the authors have chosen to be narrators, not polemicists.

The book’s streamlined style is extremely reader friendly and aimed at the general public. The book won a Special Recognition Award at the Lviv Book Forum in 2016.

After a journey though complex, problematic, and inspiring topics, the book concludes on a reflection of the past as prologue. The authors point out that our views of the past are often informed by individual perceptions. And these perceptions can evolve into stubbornly held beliefs and convictions.

However, Professors Magocsi and Petrovsky-Shtern remind us that perceptions we hold of the past may be based on the absence of knowledge. Ignorance fuels misperceptions.

This book offers an invaluable resource for those who are willing to challenge their existing convictions and beliefs, and to take a step forward into greater knowledge.

This has been Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. Copies of Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence can be ordered on the University of Toronto Press publishing website or through Amazon.com.  From San Francisco, I’m Peter Bejger. Until next time, shalom!

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A newly published book entitled Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence forthrightly tackles sensitive and controversial topics. Two distinguished academics have undertaken a bold project to outline in an intriguing new manner the long and complicated history of Jews and Ukrainians.

Paul Robert Magocsi is professor of history and political science at the University of Toronto where he holds the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of History in History Department at Northwestern University.

Writing separately, and at times together, the co-authors produced a parallel narrative of two peoples that ultimately provided a single story. And this story reveals as many similarities as differences between the two peoples.

Both ethnic Ukrainians and Jews are shown to be multilingual, multicultural, mobile, and highly culturally productive peoples. The perceived legacy of difference gives way to one of commonality.

Jews and Ukrainians first began to interact on a significant scale in the early seventeenth century. From that time historical memories were formed. The tone for relations between Jews and Ukrainians was set.

Subsequent dramatic events, especially in the twentieth century, formed new memories, memories often couched in stereotypes and prejudices.

Twelve thematic chapters in the book outline the rich history of Jews and Ukrainians. They at first cover geography, history, economic life, traditional culture, and religion and language. They continue with literature, the arts, music, the Diaspora, and contemporary Ukraine.

The book is lavishly enhanced by over 300 full-color illustrations, over two dozen maps, plus several text inserts that address specific topics or explore controversial issues.  In their treatment of these issues, the authors have chosen to be narrators, not polemicists.

The book’s streamlined style is extremely reader friendly and aimed at the general public. The book won a Special Recognition Award at the Lviv Book Forum in 2016.

After a journey though complex, problematic, and inspiring topics, the book concludes on a reflection of the past as prologue. The authors point out that our views of the past are often informed by individual perceptions. And these perceptions can evolve into stubbornly held beliefs and convictions.

However, Professors Magocsi and Petrovsky-Shtern remind us that perceptions we hold of the past may be based on the absence of knowledge. Ignorance fuels misperceptions.

This book offers an invaluable resource for those who are willing to challenge their existing convictions and beliefs, and to take a step forward into greater knowledge.

This has been Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. Copies of Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence can be ordered on the University of Toronto Press publishing website or through Amazon.com.  From San Francisco, I’m Peter Bejger. Until next time, shalom!

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1123 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:18:24 GMT 58:36 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Remembrance Borsch • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A Millenium of Co-Existence • Feature commentary: The Fast of St. Philip by Fr. Chad Pawlyshyn of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Parksville • Feature Commentary:  Martyrs of the Holodomor by Fr. Ihor Kutash of St. Mary the Protecress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Montreal • New! Ukrainian Language Lesson with Anna Ogoiko of Language Lessons podcast • Ukrainian proverb of the Week • Upcoming local events • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina

In hour 2:

A humorous look at the pitfalls of speaking Ukrainian • Feature Interview: Victoria Kaspryk, of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Victoria, BC • Commemorating Holodomor • Great Ukrainian music. Your host for this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.  Streaming online at www.chly.ca.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Remembrance Borsch • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A Millenium of Co-Existence • Feature commentary: The Fast of St. Philip by Fr. Chad Pawlyshyn of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Parksville • Feature Commentary:  Martyrs of the Holodomor by Fr. Ihor Kutash of St. Mary the Protecress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Montreal • New! Ukrainian Language Lesson with Anna Ogoiko of Language Lessons podcast • Ukrainian proverb of the Week • Upcoming local events • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina

In hour 2:

A humorous look at the pitfalls of speaking Ukrainian • Feature Interview: Victoria Kaspryk, of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Victoria, BC • Commemorating Holodomor • Great Ukrainian music. Your host for this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.  Streaming online at www.chly.ca.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1119 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:16:52 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

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Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

 

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1116 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:51:18 GMT 58:13 no
In Hour 2: Guest interview with Yara Paryzhok of Vancouver • A brief look at the radio industry in Ukraine • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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In Hour 2: Guest interview with Yara Paryzhok of Vancouver • A brief look at the radio industry in Ukraine • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1112 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 13 Nov 2016 02:24:32 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo – 2016-1109 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:56:34 GMT 56:34 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Two hearty Ukrainian salads • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Underground Soldier by Marsha Skrypuch • Victor’s Vignettes: Compulsory Steps Growing Up Soviet • News from Ukraine: Courtesy Ukraine Today • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Upcoming local community events • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

In Hour 2:

Yaroslav Demko looks back at the deportations of 1947 • Music of UPA: Повстанські пісні. Your host for this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. .]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Two hearty Ukrainian salads • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Underground Soldier by Marsha Skrypuch • Victor’s Vignettes: Compulsory Steps Growing Up Soviet • News from Ukraine: Courtesy Ukraine Today • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Upcoming local community events • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

In Hour 2:

Yaroslav Demko looks back at the deportations of 1947 • Music of UPA: Повстанські пісні. Your host for this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. .]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1105 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 02:01:23 GMT 1:00:01 no
In this edition:

News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Underground Soldier by Marsha Skrypuch • Victor's Vignettes: Compulsory steps growing up soviet • Ukrainian Proverb of the week • Other items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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In this edition:

News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Underground Soldier by Marsha Skrypuch • Victor's Vignettes: Compulsory steps growing up soviet • Ukrainian Proverb of the week • Other items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Babyn Yar as symbol - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:36:16 GMT 6:29 no
 

 





Today we look at symbols and mythologies. When competing narratives on history clash, the battle over symbols becomes heated and emotional.

Vitaliy Nakhmanovich is a Ukrainian historian who has written extensively on the formation—and manipulation—of national memory. He has been particularly incisive in analyzing the politics of memory.

Nakhmanovich contributed an important essay to the book Babyn Yar: History and Memory, which was recently published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the tragedy.

His essay, entitled “Babyn Yar: A Place of Memory in Search of a Future” details the complex—and sometimes cynical—debates over the symbols of commemoration in a contested landscape of memory.

Nakhmanovich points out that Babyn Yar provokes a confrontation. During the Soviet era this was a confrontation between the public’s need to honor the memory of Jewish victims of the Nazis and the actions of the Soviet government trying to impose an artificial memory of events.

The Soviet authorities also physically destroyed the scene of the crimes at Babyn Yar. Nakhmanovich reminds us Babyn Yar was flooded with a deluge of pulp from nearby brick plants in the 1950s. This resulted in a notorious mudslide in 1961, when the pulp smashed through a flimsy dam and destroyed Kyiv city neighborhoods, killing many people.

In subsequent decades new streets were laid across the filled-in ravine at Babyn Yar. Nearby cemeteries—Jewish, Orthodox Christian, Karaite, and Muslim—were closed, destroyed, and built over to a large degree.

In 1976 the Soviets put up what Nakhmanovich calls a pretentious and tasteless monument at Babyn Yar. The monument was dedicated  “to the Soviet citizens and captive soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army who were shot by the German fascists in Babyn Yar.” Four out of seven small ravines that remained at the very summit of Babyn Yar were destroyed.

After Ukrainian independence in 1991, the monuments and their symbolic meanings became more inclusive. There were joint commemorations of Jewish victims by the Jewish and ethnic Ukrainian communities as well as by state leaders.  The Menorah Monument was dedicated to the memory of the Jewish victims.  A commemorative marker in honor of the prisoners of the Syrets concentration camp was also placed.

Since then there have been additional monuments and markers dedicated to other victims such Ukrainian nationalists, Orthodox Church priests, children, and the Roma. Debates continue over proposed new monuments.

Nakhmanovich reminds us that we must turn to various mythologies to make sense of the continuing battles over memorials at Babyn Yar.

One mythology places what is called the “Great Patriotic War” as an event that was and remains the justification of the entire history of the Soviet period. This Soviet mythology does not accept the exceptional nature of Jewish victims, as the Slavic peoples suffered the greatest losses.

Another mythology focuses on the heroic and sacrificial nature of those who fought in the long and bitter struggle for Ukrainian statehood.

However, the Jewish community and the world beyond Ukraine view Babyn Yar as exclusively a symbol of the Holocaust. But for Ukraine it is a symbol of many tragedies that took place during the Nazi occupation.

For the city of Kyiv, it is also a symbol of its long history before and after World War II. This history includes the burial of victims of the Famine of the 1930s and Soviet terror in the cemeteries adjacent to the ravine, the sacrilegious destruction of a historic necropolis, as well as the mudslide.

Nakhmanovich notes that the absence in today’s Ukraine of a shared memory of World War II and the Holocau...]]>

 

 





Today we look at symbols and mythologies. When competing narratives on history clash, the battle over symbols becomes heated and emotional.

Vitaliy Nakhmanovich is a Ukrainian historian who has written extensively on the formation—and manipulation—of national memory. He has been particularly incisive in analyzing the politics of memory.

Nakhmanovich contributed an important essay to the book Babyn Yar: History and Memory, which was recently published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the tragedy.

His essay, entitled “Babyn Yar: A Place of Memory in Search of a Future” details the complex—and sometimes cynical—debates over the symbols of commemoration in a contested landscape of memory.

Nakhmanovich points out that Babyn Yar provokes a confrontation. During the Soviet era this was a confrontation between the public’s need to honor the memory of Jewish victims of the Nazis and the actions of the Soviet government trying to impose an artificial memory of events.

The Soviet authorities also physically destroyed the scene of the crimes at Babyn Yar. Nakhmanovich reminds us Babyn Yar was flooded with a deluge of pulp from nearby brick plants in the 1950s. This resulted in a notorious mudslide in 1961, when the pulp smashed through a flimsy dam and destroyed Kyiv city neighborhoods, killing many people.

In subsequent decades new streets were laid across the filled-in ravine at Babyn Yar. Nearby cemeteries—Jewish, Orthodox Christian, Karaite, and Muslim—were closed, destroyed, and built over to a large degree.

In 1976 the Soviets put up what Nakhmanovich calls a pretentious and tasteless monument at Babyn Yar. The monument was dedicated  “to the Soviet citizens and captive soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army who were shot by the German fascists in Babyn Yar.” Four out of seven small ravines that remained at the very summit of Babyn Yar were destroyed.

After Ukrainian independence in 1991, the monuments and their symbolic meanings became more inclusive. There were joint commemorations of Jewish victims by the Jewish and ethnic Ukrainian communities as well as by state leaders.  The Menorah Monument was dedicated to the memory of the Jewish victims.  A commemorative marker in honor of the prisoners of the Syrets concentration camp was also placed.

Since then there have been additional monuments and markers dedicated to other victims such Ukrainian nationalists, Orthodox Church priests, children, and the Roma. Debates continue over proposed new monuments.

Nakhmanovich reminds us that we must turn to various mythologies to make sense of the continuing battles over memorials at Babyn Yar.

One mythology places what is called the “Great Patriotic War” as an event that was and remains the justification of the entire history of the Soviet period. This Soviet mythology does not accept the exceptional nature of Jewish victims, as the Slavic peoples suffered the greatest losses.

Another mythology focuses on the heroic and sacrificial nature of those who fought in the long and bitter struggle for Ukrainian statehood.

However, the Jewish community and the world beyond Ukraine view Babyn Yar as exclusively a symbol of the Holocaust. But for Ukraine it is a symbol of many tragedies that took place during the Nazi occupation.

For the city of Kyiv, it is also a symbol of its long history before and after World War II. This history includes the burial of victims of the Famine of the 1930s and Soviet terror in the cemeteries adjacent to the ravine, the sacrilegious destruction of a historic necropolis, as well as the mudslide.

Nakhmanovich notes that the absence in today’s Ukraine of a shared memory of World War II and the Holocau...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1102 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:49:20 GMT 57:08 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Babyn Yar as Symbol • Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Spiced Whiskey (Peperivka) • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: According to Baba • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music! Your host this hour: Pawlina.

In Hour 2 (Ukrainian):

Spotlight on Lemko, with history, stories and beautiful Lemko tunes. Your host this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Babyn Yar as Symbol • Ukrainian Food Flair recipe: Spiced Whiskey (Peperivka) • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: According to Baba • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music! Your host this hour: Pawlina.

In Hour 2 (Ukrainian):

Spotlight on Lemko, with history, stories and beautiful Lemko tunes. Your host this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1029 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 01:47:55 GMT 1:00:00 no
In this edition—

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Babyn Yar as Symbol • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: According to Baba • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos (Vancouver Edition) every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver

 

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In this edition—

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Babyn Yar as Symbol • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: According to Baba • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos (Vancouver Edition) every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver

 

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy in Kyiv - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:13:12 GMT 6:28 no


Seventy-five years ago nearly 34,000 Jews were murdered at Babyn Yar over a two-day period on September 29th and 30th 1941. The location has become a poignant symbol of what is known as The Holocaust by Bullets. Some 1.5 million Jews were shot to death on the territory of what is now Ukraine in this particular aspect of the Holocaust.

The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, or UJE, presented a very much-anticipated program commemorating this 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar.

The program, held in Kyiv from September 23rd to 29th this year, featured four distinct projects. There was a public symposium, which included the introduction of a groundbreaking book on Babyn Yar; a student conference; a landscape design competition; and a memorial concert.

The effort took years of planning and was widely applauded both in Ukraine and abroad. The UJE worked with the World Jewish Congress, Ukraine’s government, and other Ukrainian Jewish and diaspora organizations to plan and present its program.

UJE board member Paul Robert Magocsi, who along with his colleague Adrian Karatnycky spearheaded the program, noted, “Our goal was to turn the attention of Ukrainians and the world community to Babyn Yar and to show it is a very important symbol of a mass tragedy of the 20th century,”

A special feature of the public symposium was the presentation of the newly published book Babyn Yar: History and Memory. The book, published both in English and Ukrainian, presents essays written by ten authors, including several symposium participants. They looked at the treatment of Babyn Yar in art, culture, and literature.

Dr. Vladislav Hrynevych, who co-edited the book with Dr. Magocsi, said, “This book is not about death but about life, and about the battle for memory about Babyn Yar. It also raises the question of what is the future of Babyn Yar. How is it to be organized?”

Nearly two hundred young people from all over the world attended the youth conference. The conference coordinator, Dr. Ihor Shchupak of Dnipro’s Tkumah Institute for Holocaust Studies, said. “We were able to get away from national egoism. We remembered that our country was touched by three genocides: the Holodomor, the Holocaust, and the deportation of Crimean Tatars. We also talked about the Holocaust against the backdrop of the contemporary Russian-Ukrainian war. We understood there is no such thing as someone else's pain.”

Another highlight of the week was the presentation of winning entries of an international landscape competition sponsored by the UJE as a first step in the expected creation of a necropolis at Babyn Yar.

There was no first-place award as the jury did not feel any of the entries fulfilled all its requirements. However, Vitaliy Nakhmanovych, one of Ukraine’s leading Babyn Yar historians who oversaw the competition, said the two second-place winners and a third-place winner provided a promising foundation for the creation of a memorial park at Babyn Yar.

The UJE board chairman James C. Temerty presented the competition winners with awards.

The commemorative week concluded with a memorial concert, which featured the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the renowned Ukrainian Dumka Chorus, and international opera stars, including Pavlo Hunka of England. Ukraine native Oksana Lyniv, who currently works with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, was conductor and the opera director Annechien Koerselman of the Netherlands staged the powerful performance.

Approximately 160 people were involved in the performances of Max Bruch’s prayful Kol Nidrei; the Kaddish-Requiem by Yevhen Stankovych, based on the poems of the Ukrainian writer Dmytro Pavlychko; and A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.

Amidst all these events, one distinguished visitor to Kyiv was World Jewish Congress...]]>



Seventy-five years ago nearly 34,000 Jews were murdered at Babyn Yar over a two-day period on September 29th and 30th 1941. The location has become a poignant symbol of what is known as The Holocaust by Bullets. Some 1.5 million Jews were shot to death on the territory of what is now Ukraine in this particular aspect of the Holocaust.

The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, or UJE, presented a very much-anticipated program commemorating this 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar.

The program, held in Kyiv from September 23rd to 29th this year, featured four distinct projects. There was a public symposium, which included the introduction of a groundbreaking book on Babyn Yar; a student conference; a landscape design competition; and a memorial concert.

The effort took years of planning and was widely applauded both in Ukraine and abroad. The UJE worked with the World Jewish Congress, Ukraine’s government, and other Ukrainian Jewish and diaspora organizations to plan and present its program.

UJE board member Paul Robert Magocsi, who along with his colleague Adrian Karatnycky spearheaded the program, noted, “Our goal was to turn the attention of Ukrainians and the world community to Babyn Yar and to show it is a very important symbol of a mass tragedy of the 20th century,”

A special feature of the public symposium was the presentation of the newly published book Babyn Yar: History and Memory. The book, published both in English and Ukrainian, presents essays written by ten authors, including several symposium participants. They looked at the treatment of Babyn Yar in art, culture, and literature.

Dr. Vladislav Hrynevych, who co-edited the book with Dr. Magocsi, said, “This book is not about death but about life, and about the battle for memory about Babyn Yar. It also raises the question of what is the future of Babyn Yar. How is it to be organized?”

Nearly two hundred young people from all over the world attended the youth conference. The conference coordinator, Dr. Ihor Shchupak of Dnipro’s Tkumah Institute for Holocaust Studies, said. “We were able to get away from national egoism. We remembered that our country was touched by three genocides: the Holodomor, the Holocaust, and the deportation of Crimean Tatars. We also talked about the Holocaust against the backdrop of the contemporary Russian-Ukrainian war. We understood there is no such thing as someone else's pain.”

Another highlight of the week was the presentation of winning entries of an international landscape competition sponsored by the UJE as a first step in the expected creation of a necropolis at Babyn Yar.

There was no first-place award as the jury did not feel any of the entries fulfilled all its requirements. However, Vitaliy Nakhmanovych, one of Ukraine’s leading Babyn Yar historians who oversaw the competition, said the two second-place winners and a third-place winner provided a promising foundation for the creation of a memorial park at Babyn Yar.

The UJE board chairman James C. Temerty presented the competition winners with awards.

The commemorative week concluded with a memorial concert, which featured the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the renowned Ukrainian Dumka Chorus, and international opera stars, including Pavlo Hunka of England. Ukraine native Oksana Lyniv, who currently works with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, was conductor and the opera director Annechien Koerselman of the Netherlands staged the powerful performance.

Approximately 160 people were involved in the performances of Max Bruch’s prayful Kol Nidrei; the Kaddish-Requiem by Yevhen Stankovych, based on the poems of the Ukrainian writer Dmytro Pavlychko; and A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.

Amidst all these events, one distinguished visitor to Kyiv was World Jewish Congress...]]>
<![CDATA[Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Raven’s Way by Vasyl Shkliar - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:30:56 GMT 5:29 no


In this edition of Knyzka Corner, we will be discussing Vasyl Shkliar’s novel, Raven’s Way.

Raven’s Way was first published in 2009 in Ukraine with the title Black Raven.  It has recently been translated by Stephen Komarnyckyj and published in English by Kalyna Language Press. It won the Taras Shevchenko Award in 2011, the most important literary prize in Ukraine.  However, Vasyl Shkliar refused to accept this award. and the prize money of $32,000, as a protest against the policies of Victor Yanukovych’s government. The introduction to Raven’s Way states that Shkliar, “was simply continuing the fight for freedom and democracy started by his grandfather and other young men in the forest so long ago.  This time by hurling words instead of grenades.”

The novel begins in 1921 with the insurgency against Russian occupiers in Kholodnyi Yar.  The rebels are fighting under a black flag with the inscription, “A Free Ukraine or Death.” In the very first scene, Otaman Veremii is buried in the Hunskyi Forest while a mysterious ancient raven looks on, “observing the strange proceedings of humanity and trying to understand them.” (p. 11)  

The events of the novel are told by multiple narrators describing the steadfast resistance of the forest soldiers led by new Otaman Raven against the Russian occupiers of Ukraine.  Their battle rages for several years with impressive victories against the Russians, as well as crushing defeats.  Intertwined into the narrative is the poignant story of Veremii’s wife Hannusia, who gives birth to a son after the death of her husband.  She continues to hope that he is alive even when she is tormented by Russians.  Their extreme cruelty is shown when they force her to jump off a cliff with her child.  Miraculously, the child survives and is taken to safety by Raven.  Ultimately, the child becomes a part of the love story involving Raven and his girlfriend Tina.

Shkliar is a skillful writer who weaves in Russian documents about brave Ukrainian resistance fighters into his narrative. There are frequent references to actual historical figures such as Shymon Petliura, Taras Shevchenko, and Stalin. The writer’s descriptions are at times brutal and gruesome, but at other times, they are evocative and lyrical.  The comparison to today’s political situation in Ukraine is unavoidable.  Readers will definitely be able to compare current news stories about brave Ukrainian soldiers fighting in Eastern Ukraine to the exploits of Raven and his men in the forests of Kholodnyi Yar.

North American readers may find Raven’s Way challenging to read at first.  There are dozens of characters with similar sounding names. The narrative structure is complicated by numerous narrators including Raven the warrior and Raven the bird.  There is a useful glossary at the end of the novel; however, it could have been expanded for North American readers to clarify variations in terminology such as the interchangeable use of “Otaman” and “Ataman.” However, the power of the narrative will soon win readers over with its exciting storyline and dynamic characterization.

Vasyl Shkliar was born in the small village of Hanzhalivka in central Ukraine in 1951.  This area was the location of the battle between Ukrainian Cossack fighters and Soviet forces in the 1920’s.  Shkliar’s grandfather was one of these warriors, and Vasyl grew up listening to stories of their exploits told in secret. He attended Yerevan University before working as a journalist.  In 2001, he published his first novel Elemental based on the Chechen crisis. He is now known as the Father of the Ukrainian Best Seller. He lives in Kyiv. Raven’s Way is a powerful novel which reminds readers, “All things change, the wheel turns and things lament perpetually and all turns back upon itself.” (p. 177)

Raven’s Way is available at Chapters/Indigo and Amazon...]]>



In this edition of Knyzka Corner, we will be discussing Vasyl Shkliar’s novel, Raven’s Way.

Raven’s Way was first published in 2009 in Ukraine with the title Black Raven.  It has recently been translated by Stephen Komarnyckyj and published in English by Kalyna Language Press. It won the Taras Shevchenko Award in 2011, the most important literary prize in Ukraine.  However, Vasyl Shkliar refused to accept this award. and the prize money of $32,000, as a protest against the policies of Victor Yanukovych’s government. The introduction to Raven’s Way states that Shkliar, “was simply continuing the fight for freedom and democracy started by his grandfather and other young men in the forest so long ago.  This time by hurling words instead of grenades.”

The novel begins in 1921 with the insurgency against Russian occupiers in Kholodnyi Yar.  The rebels are fighting under a black flag with the inscription, “A Free Ukraine or Death.” In the very first scene, Otaman Veremii is buried in the Hunskyi Forest while a mysterious ancient raven looks on, “observing the strange proceedings of humanity and trying to understand them.” (p. 11)  

The events of the novel are told by multiple narrators describing the steadfast resistance of the forest soldiers led by new Otaman Raven against the Russian occupiers of Ukraine.  Their battle rages for several years with impressive victories against the Russians, as well as crushing defeats.  Intertwined into the narrative is the poignant story of Veremii’s wife Hannusia, who gives birth to a son after the death of her husband.  She continues to hope that he is alive even when she is tormented by Russians.  Their extreme cruelty is shown when they force her to jump off a cliff with her child.  Miraculously, the child survives and is taken to safety by Raven.  Ultimately, the child becomes a part of the love story involving Raven and his girlfriend Tina.

Shkliar is a skillful writer who weaves in Russian documents about brave Ukrainian resistance fighters into his narrative. There are frequent references to actual historical figures such as Shymon Petliura, Taras Shevchenko, and Stalin. The writer’s descriptions are at times brutal and gruesome, but at other times, they are evocative and lyrical.  The comparison to today’s political situation in Ukraine is unavoidable.  Readers will definitely be able to compare current news stories about brave Ukrainian soldiers fighting in Eastern Ukraine to the exploits of Raven and his men in the forests of Kholodnyi Yar.

North American readers may find Raven’s Way challenging to read at first.  There are dozens of characters with similar sounding names. The narrative structure is complicated by numerous narrators including Raven the warrior and Raven the bird.  There is a useful glossary at the end of the novel; however, it could have been expanded for North American readers to clarify variations in terminology such as the interchangeable use of “Otaman” and “Ataman.” However, the power of the narrative will soon win readers over with its exciting storyline and dynamic characterization.

Vasyl Shkliar was born in the small village of Hanzhalivka in central Ukraine in 1951.  This area was the location of the battle between Ukrainian Cossack fighters and Soviet forces in the 1920’s.  Shkliar’s grandfather was one of these warriors, and Vasyl grew up listening to stories of their exploits told in secret. He attended Yerevan University before working as a journalist.  In 2001, he published his first novel Elemental based on the Chechen crisis. He is now known as the Father of the Ukrainian Best Seller. He lives in Kyiv. Raven’s Way is a powerful novel which reminds readers, “All things change, the wheel turns and things lament perpetually and all turns back upon itself.” (p. 177)

Raven’s Way is available at Chapters/Indigo and Amazon...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1026 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:59:27 GMT 57:40 no
In Hour 1:

News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Victor's Vignettes: Life as a shipyard interpreter in the soviet era • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! Your host this hour: Pawlina

In Hour 2:

Interview with renowned Vancouver Island painter, Peter Shostak • More music and historical factoids on Lemko • Great Ukrainian music! Your host this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

In Hour 1:

News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Victor's Vignettes: Life as a shipyard interpreter in the soviet era • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music! Your host this hour: Pawlina

In Hour 2:

Interview with renowned Vancouver Island painter, Peter Shostak • More music and historical factoids on Lemko • Great Ukrainian music! Your host this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1022 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:36:17 GMT 1:00:01 no
In this edition—

News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: According to Baba • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos (Vancouver Edition) every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver

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In this edition—

News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: According to Baba • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos (Vancouver Edition) every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1019 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:06:47 GMT 57:27 no
In hour 2: Focus on borsch with colour commentary and interview with Liliia Palyvoda, organizer of Victoria's 3rd annual Borscht Fest • Spotlight commentary on Lemko • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

In hour 2: Focus on borsch with colour commentary and interview with Liliia Palyvoda, organizer of Victoria's 3rd annual Borscht Fest • Spotlight commentary on Lemko • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Oksana.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1015 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 03:35:03 GMT 1:00:01 no
In this edition—

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A summary of the events commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre in Kyiv during WWII • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: The English Kobzar by Anton Shleha • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

In this edition—

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A summary of the events commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre in Kyiv during WWII • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Knyzhka Corner Book Review: The English Kobzar by Anton Shleha • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1012 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:14:13 GMT 1:00:19 no
In Hour 1:

Ukrainian Food Flair: Chicken Kiev • Commentary: Why even war shouldn't stop you (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian Music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina

In Hour 2: Interview with Ukrainian Canadian opera singer Myroslava Soloviankenko • Cultural commentaries • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Hour one in English, Hour two in Ukrainian.]]>

In Hour 1:

Ukrainian Food Flair: Chicken Kiev • Commentary: Why even war shouldn't stop you (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian Music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina

In Hour 2: Interview with Ukrainian Canadian opera singer Myroslava Soloviankenko • Cultural commentaries • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Hour one in English, Hour two in Ukrainian.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1008 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 09 Oct 2016 01:45:57 GMT 1:00:00 no
News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Victor's Vignettes (Stories of life in Soviet Ukraine): Indians from Germany • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local Community Events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. October 08, 2016.]]>

News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Victor's Vignettes (Stories of life in Soviet Ukraine): Indians from Germany • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local Community Events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. October 08, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage—Babyn Yar: History and Memory - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:47:48 GMT 6:20 no




It was always a very scenic area of forests and ravines. A very pleasant green zone on the edge of the city. Picturesque. It was once known as the “Switzerland of Kyiv.” Innocent and bucolic.

All that changed over the course of a couple of days at the end of September 1941. Babyn Yar, on the outskirts of Kyiv, became a global symbol of the Holocaust, and entered the language as shorthand for unfathomable cruelty and unprecedented loss of life.

Babyn Yar was the site of the murder of nearly 34,000 Kyivan Jews that dark September.  The killings continued over the next couple of years during the German occupation of Kyiv. With continued shootings of tens of thousands more Jews. As well as the Roma people, the patients of psychiatric hospitals, Soviet prisoners of war, Ukrainian national activists, Communist Party members, and ordinary residents of Kyiv taken as hostages.

We are still coming to grips with this legacy. Now a new book, entitled Babyn Yar: History and Memory, is dedicated to the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Babyn Yar, This book, in both English and Ukrainian-language editions and sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, is the result of the collaborative effort of scholars working with the editors Vladyslav Hrynevych and Paul Robert Magocsi. The scholars are from various disciplines in Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and the United States,

All the contributors were united by a desire to inform the international community about the history of one of the twentieth century’s most terrible human tragedies. They also wanted to underline the importance of preserving its memory.

At the center of the book of course is the history of a Nazi crime.  But this history is a departure point for a deeper discussion. The book also covers the politics of memory and forgetting from the Stalinist period to the present day, and the cultural memory of Babyn Yar. The contributions to this volume are based on documentary sources and academic research.

The essays provoke questions for further discussion, especially since the various authors may raise the same questions but do not always arrive at the same answers.

As the editors in the introduction to the book point out, this most recent anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy allows us to understand that the past is not some construct set in stone, forever fixed in place. It is instead a dynamic phenomenon open to new discoveries. Every era and every generation contributes its own vision and interpretation of the Babyn Yar tragedy. These are expressed in a variety of dimensions.

Finally, it is important to point out there is a generational aspect to the reinterpretation of this tragedy, as every generation does this in its own way.

The book also poses questions, especially to those who were born in an independent Ukraine. What is Babyn Yar in our memory? And how does this memory fit into our understanding of the past? And into the philosophical and ideological picture of the present and the future?

As the editors remind us, to know and remember the Babyn Yar tragedy means not allowing such a crime to be repeated. And in the Ukrainian experience, Babyn Yar is also a symbolic farewell to empire and its mythological legacy. A return to the work of sadness and the formation of a culture of mourning.

As Norman Naimark of Stanford University points out in his preface to the book, Babyn Yar is in many ways still unfinished business. There is no consensus on how to memorialize the Kyivan Jews killed there. There is also considerable confusion about how to deal with the multiple interests of victim groups, in addition to the Jews, who lost substantial numbers of their people at Babyn Yar.

But as Naimark writes,]]>





It was always a very scenic area of forests and ravines. A very pleasant green zone on the edge of the city. Picturesque. It was once known as the “Switzerland of Kyiv.” Innocent and bucolic.

All that changed over the course of a couple of days at the end of September 1941. Babyn Yar, on the outskirts of Kyiv, became a global symbol of the Holocaust, and entered the language as shorthand for unfathomable cruelty and unprecedented loss of life.

Babyn Yar was the site of the murder of nearly 34,000 Kyivan Jews that dark September.  The killings continued over the next couple of years during the German occupation of Kyiv. With continued shootings of tens of thousands more Jews. As well as the Roma people, the patients of psychiatric hospitals, Soviet prisoners of war, Ukrainian national activists, Communist Party members, and ordinary residents of Kyiv taken as hostages.

We are still coming to grips with this legacy. Now a new book, entitled Babyn Yar: History and Memory, is dedicated to the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Babyn Yar, This book, in both English and Ukrainian-language editions and sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, is the result of the collaborative effort of scholars working with the editors Vladyslav Hrynevych and Paul Robert Magocsi. The scholars are from various disciplines in Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and the United States,

All the contributors were united by a desire to inform the international community about the history of one of the twentieth century’s most terrible human tragedies. They also wanted to underline the importance of preserving its memory.

At the center of the book of course is the history of a Nazi crime.  But this history is a departure point for a deeper discussion. The book also covers the politics of memory and forgetting from the Stalinist period to the present day, and the cultural memory of Babyn Yar. The contributions to this volume are based on documentary sources and academic research.

The essays provoke questions for further discussion, especially since the various authors may raise the same questions but do not always arrive at the same answers.

As the editors in the introduction to the book point out, this most recent anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy allows us to understand that the past is not some construct set in stone, forever fixed in place. It is instead a dynamic phenomenon open to new discoveries. Every era and every generation contributes its own vision and interpretation of the Babyn Yar tragedy. These are expressed in a variety of dimensions.

Finally, it is important to point out there is a generational aspect to the reinterpretation of this tragedy, as every generation does this in its own way.

The book also poses questions, especially to those who were born in an independent Ukraine. What is Babyn Yar in our memory? And how does this memory fit into our understanding of the past? And into the philosophical and ideological picture of the present and the future?

As the editors remind us, to know and remember the Babyn Yar tragedy means not allowing such a crime to be repeated. And in the Ukrainian experience, Babyn Yar is also a symbolic farewell to empire and its mythological legacy. A return to the work of sadness and the formation of a culture of mourning.

As Norman Naimark of Stanford University points out in his preface to the book, Babyn Yar is in many ways still unfinished business. There is no consensus on how to memorialize the Kyivan Jews killed there. There is also considerable confusion about how to deal with the multiple interests of victim groups, in addition to the Jews, who lost substantial numbers of their people at Babyn Yar.

But as Naimark writes,]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-1005 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:18:54 GMT 59:04 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Eggs in Ukrainian cookery, and recipe for Kozak Kisses (macaroons) • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: New book casts a broadcer light on the role that Babyn Yar plays in the Holocaust • Feature Interview (with separate link below): Taras Kulish on the work of Hope Worldwide Canada, business opportunities as a result of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada, and a new narrative developing around Ukraine•  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events calendar • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

In hour 2: More music, culture, history and tradition - in Ukrainian. Your host for this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Eggs in Ukrainian cookery, and recipe for Kozak Kisses (macaroons) • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: New book casts a broadcer light on the role that Babyn Yar plays in the Holocaust • Feature Interview (with separate link below): Taras Kulish on the work of Hope Worldwide Canada, business opportunities as a result of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada, and a new narrative developing around Ukraine•  Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events calendar • Great Ukrainian music! Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

In hour 2: More music, culture, history and tradition - in Ukrainian. Your host for this hour: Oksana

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-1001 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:45:46 GMT 1:00:00 no
Make sure to join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. Oct 01, 2016.

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Make sure to join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. Oct 01, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage – Shimon’s Returns - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:49:39 GMT 7:17 no
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

An astonishing new film called Shimon’s Returns proves the point in a sometimes provocative but always heart-warming manner.

The documentary, directed by Slawomir Grunberg and Katka Reszke, tells the story of the now-retired Israeli history professor Shimon Redlich.

In the film Shimon takes some of his Israeli cousins on a trip. A trip back into his childhood. A trip back to the villages, towns, and cities of western Ukraine and Poland. A Holocaust survivor, Shimon shows the hiding places and the people who saved not only his remarkable childhood, but also his life.

“There is no question that my happy childhood years had a strong effect on my whole outlook,” says Shimon in the film’s narration. “These years make me strong and feel good until this very day.”



Shimon was born into a middle-class family in Lviv before the war. And for the first ten years of his life he lived in the town of Berezhany, about ninety kilometers from Lviv.

Most of Shimon’s family did not survive the war. His father’s remains are located somewhere in a mass grave, whose uncertain location in a grassy field Shimon visits in a heart-rending scene in the film.

But Shimon survives the first period of great danger hidden in an attic in Berezhany’s ghetto. “I was able to see the church through a small hole,” he narrates. “I remember looking out into the marketplace very nearby. And I saw people walking but I was removed from them by light years. I was living in a completely different world.”

A Polish father and his son, Stanislaw and Karol Cadogni, supplied at great risk packets of food to the attic. But when the danger became too great, it was time to move.

Shimon was sent to “paradise,” which is what Rai, the name of a nearby village, means in Ukrainian. And there he found refuge with a Ukrainian peasant woman named Tanka Kontsevych and her two small children. The Nazis had taken away Tanka’s husband for slave labor in Germany.

Tanka’s nine-year-old daughter Ania proved to be especially crucial to Shimon’s story. And in the film the now elderly Ania recounts the harrowing story. One day two German soldiers suddenly showed up. Ania’s mother was not around and the soldiers were about to stumble into Shimon’s hiding place. But Ania proved to be very bold and clever in the face of dire circumstances. In light of her bravery, Little Ania received recognition as a Righteous Gentile from Israel’s Yad Vashem, despite the usual rules reserving this recognition to those twelve years old or older.

Shimon underlines that the rescue of Jews by Ukrainians is a very important issue. Shimon has been working for years to have Israel’s Yad Vashem recognize Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Metropolitian Andrei Sheptytsky as a Righteous Gentile. One segment of the film features an interview with the frail and elderly nun Sister Chryzantia, one of the oldest surviving witnesses of how Sheptytsky saved nearly 150 Jews through a network of monasteries and churches.

For the charismatic and fearless Shimon, daily life should embrace laughter and good cheer. He approaches total strangers on the streets of Ukraine and Poland for conversation and even impromptu dancing. And this approach provides several striking scenes, including one where he talks to a group of men wearing German SS uniforms. The encounter provides an unexpected insight into how the demons of history are viewed by not only survivors, but also by a contemporary generation.

“I always try to find the oldest person who lives there,” recalls Shimon. “Someone who perhaps remembers something. From time to time, I like to stop people on the street and start a conversation. To me it’s not enough at all to check archival documents and read newspapers.]]>

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

An astonishing new film called Shimon’s Returns proves the point in a sometimes provocative but always heart-warming manner.

The documentary, directed by Slawomir Grunberg and Katka Reszke, tells the story of the now-retired Israeli history professor Shimon Redlich.

In the film Shimon takes some of his Israeli cousins on a trip. A trip back into his childhood. A trip back to the villages, towns, and cities of western Ukraine and Poland. A Holocaust survivor, Shimon shows the hiding places and the people who saved not only his remarkable childhood, but also his life.

“There is no question that my happy childhood years had a strong effect on my whole outlook,” says Shimon in the film’s narration. “These years make me strong and feel good until this very day.”



Shimon was born into a middle-class family in Lviv before the war. And for the first ten years of his life he lived in the town of Berezhany, about ninety kilometers from Lviv.

Most of Shimon’s family did not survive the war. His father’s remains are located somewhere in a mass grave, whose uncertain location in a grassy field Shimon visits in a heart-rending scene in the film.

But Shimon survives the first period of great danger hidden in an attic in Berezhany’s ghetto. “I was able to see the church through a small hole,” he narrates. “I remember looking out into the marketplace very nearby. And I saw people walking but I was removed from them by light years. I was living in a completely different world.”

A Polish father and his son, Stanislaw and Karol Cadogni, supplied at great risk packets of food to the attic. But when the danger became too great, it was time to move.

Shimon was sent to “paradise,” which is what Rai, the name of a nearby village, means in Ukrainian. And there he found refuge with a Ukrainian peasant woman named Tanka Kontsevych and her two small children. The Nazis had taken away Tanka’s husband for slave labor in Germany.

Tanka’s nine-year-old daughter Ania proved to be especially crucial to Shimon’s story. And in the film the now elderly Ania recounts the harrowing story. One day two German soldiers suddenly showed up. Ania’s mother was not around and the soldiers were about to stumble into Shimon’s hiding place. But Ania proved to be very bold and clever in the face of dire circumstances. In light of her bravery, Little Ania received recognition as a Righteous Gentile from Israel’s Yad Vashem, despite the usual rules reserving this recognition to those twelve years old or older.

Shimon underlines that the rescue of Jews by Ukrainians is a very important issue. Shimon has been working for years to have Israel’s Yad Vashem recognize Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Metropolitian Andrei Sheptytsky as a Righteous Gentile. One segment of the film features an interview with the frail and elderly nun Sister Chryzantia, one of the oldest surviving witnesses of how Sheptytsky saved nearly 150 Jews through a network of monasteries and churches.

For the charismatic and fearless Shimon, daily life should embrace laughter and good cheer. He approaches total strangers on the streets of Ukraine and Poland for conversation and even impromptu dancing. And this approach provides several striking scenes, including one where he talks to a group of men wearing German SS uniforms. The encounter provides an unexpected insight into how the demons of history are viewed by not only survivors, but also by a contemporary generation.

“I always try to find the oldest person who lives there,” recalls Shimon. “Someone who perhaps remembers something. From time to time, I like to stop people on the street and start a conversation. To me it’s not enough at all to check archival documents and read newspapers.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0928 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:03:59 GMT 59:28 no
• Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for Apple Cake • Feature interview: Sergei Loiki, Los Angeles Times war correspondent who covered the fight for the Donetsk Airport during the Battle of Debaltseve • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events calendar • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

• Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for Apple Cake • Feature interview: Sergei Loiki, Los Angeles Times war correspondent who covered the fight for the Donetsk Airport during the Battle of Debaltseve • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events calendar • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0924 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:15:49 GMT 1:00:01 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. September 24, 2016.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. September 24, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0921 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:59:04 GMT 57:37 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for sauerkraut salad• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Shimon's Returns, a film about a Holocaust survivor from Ukraine • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina]]>

Ukrainian Food Flair: Recipe for sauerkraut salad• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Shimon's Returns, a film about a Holocaust survivor from Ukraine • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0917 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 02:00:19 GMT 1:00:00 no Shimon's Returns, a new film that shed new light on the Holocaust and the role of Ukrainians • News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. Sept. 17, 2016.

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Shimon's Returns, a new film that shed new light on the Holocaust and the role of Ukrainians • News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Local community events • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. Sept. 17, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0914 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:42:33 GMT 35:41 no
• News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukrainian Today) • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Oksana Lyniv, who will be conducting the orchestra at a concert commemoration the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Oksana Mukha •  Mandry • Zapovid • Dzherela • Pavlo Hunka •  Benjamin Butterfield • Andriy Panchynshyn • Ukrainian Old Timers

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina]]>

• News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukrainian Today) • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Oksana Lyniv, who will be conducting the orchestra at a concert commemoration the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Oksana Mukha •  Mandry • Zapovid • Dzherela • Pavlo Hunka •  Benjamin Butterfield • Andriy Panchynshyn • Ukrainian Old Timers

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0910 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:53:54 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0907 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:25:55 GMT 57:00 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0907 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:38:46 GMT 56:54 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

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Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0903 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:52:46 GMT 1:00:01 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. Sept. 03, 2016

 ]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. Sept. 03, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0831 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 06:08:05 GMT 59:38 no full <![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0827 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:00:06 GMT 1:00:01 no <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with Oksana Lyniv, Ukrainian conductor with the Bavarian State Opera - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:18:31 GMT 19:25 no
Oksana Lyniv is an up-and-coming star on the classical music scene.

She is a Ukrainian conductor currently working at the Bavarian State Opera as assistant to the General Music Director Kirill Petrenko.

On September 29, 2016, she will make her debut in Ukraine, conducting a classical concert that will be held at the Kyiv Opera House, under the directorship of British opera star Pavlo Hunka.

The concert is part of the 75th Anniversary commemoration of the Babyn Yar tragedy, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto.

In 1941, the Nazis murdered some 150,000 people, including over 32,000 Jews. The massacre at Babyn Yar is considered one of the most heinous atrocities of the Holocaust.

The concert will feature classical musicians from Ukraine, Israel, Canada and Great Britain, and a symphony orchestra from Germany.

Ms. Lyniv took time from her hectic schedule of rehearsals for an interview on Nash Holos to tell us about herself, her career, and the upcoming concert.

This is a feature interview. Transcript is available below. Enjoy!

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Pawlina: I am Pawlina, host of Nash Holos Ukrainian roots radio. This fall the 75th Anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy will be commemorated in Kyiv, on the initiative of the Ukrainian Jewish encounter.

One of the events will be a classical concert, organised and directed by inaudible opera star Pavlo Hunka of London England. And Oksana Lyniv will be playing a leading role as well, as conductor of the orchestra. Oksana is something of a sensation herself, and she joins us now by Skype, to tell us a biy about herself and maybe give us a sneak preview of the concert where she shall be conducting.

So Oksana welcome, вітаю!

Oksana: Hello, hello, hello!

Pawlina: Now, you were born yourself, to musical parents, so a musical career for you, is no great surprise. You play several instruments yourself right? Piano, flute...

Oksana: Piano, flute, violin a little bit. Also I like to sing also yes. I was also surprised that in the end I changed my profession to conducting.

Pawlina: I was going to ask you that. What made you decide to change?

Oksana: The question that was in my special musical college, I started in Lviv, then I was from, my 14 years to 18 years. At the end we had a concert where I had to conduct the student orchestra. After this concert I got this idea from different people to start my professional career only as conducting. I was, on the first moment I was very surprised, but after I thought, yes, maybe this is really where I can put together all of my musical talents, and all the things that I would like to do together, you know? Because as conductor you need to have a special touch to all the things … to instruments, to soloists, to choirs, to all things.

Pawlina: So you really, obviously, love music and you just wanted to be in charge?

Oksana: Yes and you have to put … to organise, to manage all the things together. And this is very interesting, because when you are conducting the opera you have to become the steering also for staging … also for optic things, you know? And this is very interesting to create this dramatical line, to perform this big performance and I saw it was really something for me.

Pawlina: So, as a female conductor, you are something of a novelty in a male dominated field. Do you encounter any difficulties or special challenges because of your gender?

Oksana: Yes. In the beginning you always had more difficulties because, you have to put through it in your career, not only like young conductor but also like a young cond...]]>

Oksana Lyniv is an up-and-coming star on the classical music scene.

She is a Ukrainian conductor currently working at the Bavarian State Opera as assistant to the General Music Director Kirill Petrenko.

On September 29, 2016, she will make her debut in Ukraine, conducting a classical concert that will be held at the Kyiv Opera House, under the directorship of British opera star Pavlo Hunka.

The concert is part of the 75th Anniversary commemoration of the Babyn Yar tragedy, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto.

In 1941, the Nazis murdered some 150,000 people, including over 32,000 Jews. The massacre at Babyn Yar is considered one of the most heinous atrocities of the Holocaust.

The concert will feature classical musicians from Ukraine, Israel, Canada and Great Britain, and a symphony orchestra from Germany.

Ms. Lyniv took time from her hectic schedule of rehearsals for an interview on Nash Holos to tell us about herself, her career, and the upcoming concert.

This is a feature interview. Transcript is available below. Enjoy!

*************

Pawlina: I am Pawlina, host of Nash Holos Ukrainian roots radio. This fall the 75th Anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy will be commemorated in Kyiv, on the initiative of the Ukrainian Jewish encounter.

One of the events will be a classical concert, organised and directed by inaudible opera star Pavlo Hunka of London England. And Oksana Lyniv will be playing a leading role as well, as conductor of the orchestra. Oksana is something of a sensation herself, and she joins us now by Skype, to tell us a biy about herself and maybe give us a sneak preview of the concert where she shall be conducting.

So Oksana welcome, вітаю!

Oksana: Hello, hello, hello!

Pawlina: Now, you were born yourself, to musical parents, so a musical career for you, is no great surprise. You play several instruments yourself right? Piano, flute...

Oksana: Piano, flute, violin a little bit. Also I like to sing also yes. I was also surprised that in the end I changed my profession to conducting.

Pawlina: I was going to ask you that. What made you decide to change?

Oksana: The question that was in my special musical college, I started in Lviv, then I was from, my 14 years to 18 years. At the end we had a concert where I had to conduct the student orchestra. After this concert I got this idea from different people to start my professional career only as conducting. I was, on the first moment I was very surprised, but after I thought, yes, maybe this is really where I can put together all of my musical talents, and all the things that I would like to do together, you know? Because as conductor you need to have a special touch to all the things … to instruments, to soloists, to choirs, to all things.

Pawlina: So you really, obviously, love music and you just wanted to be in charge?

Oksana: Yes and you have to put … to organise, to manage all the things together. And this is very interesting, because when you are conducting the opera you have to become the steering also for staging … also for optic things, you know? And this is very interesting to create this dramatical line, to perform this big performance and I saw it was really something for me.

Pawlina: So, as a female conductor, you are something of a novelty in a male dominated field. Do you encounter any difficulties or special challenges because of your gender?

Oksana: Yes. In the beginning you always had more difficulties because, you have to put through it in your career, not only like young conductor but also like a young cond...]]>
<![CDATA[Victor’s Vignettes: Military translation at my school - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:45:48 GMT 3:58 no
Victor’s Vignettes … stories about life in soviet and post-soviet Ukraine.

- by Victor Sergeyev
Mikolayev, Ukraine



All throughout my early years at school, I looked forward to studying American literature in 10th grade.

How I would enjoy reading the English language works of such authors as Theodor Drizer, Mark Twain, and Jack London! I just couldn’t wait to enjoy all the delicious things in store for me.

Of course, you know it — things turned out much differently.

When I entered 10th grade, I found to my surprise—and dismay—that the English Literature course had been replaced with "Military Translation."

To make matters worse, there were no specially trained teachers, no manuals, no textbooks—only a room with walls covered in posters and placards!

Apparently this hastily prepared “course” was the result of some mysterious emergency.

But, we were 16 years old and viewed it with pragmatism as well as enthusiasm. It was English, after all.

And what young boy does not find the military fascinating?

Even the girls in our class were fascinated— somehow even “dry” technical and military details seemed interesting when presented in English.

During that course, boys and girls alike learned things like how to assemble and dismantle AK-47 machine guns, and how to put on gas filtration helmets dating back to WWI.

Sure, we learned the course material well. But, none of us considered it more than just a silly game and an easy credit.

Those of us who took this course like to joke now that we know the American army as well as we know the Soviet army --- which is to say, not well at all!

We learned about how an army operates in theory, but as for practice, we would make poor soldiers in any army.

Although, we did get a taste of army “discipline;” our class facilitator constantly berated us for coming to class in jeans and for listening to rock music!

Looking back over the years, I could never see the sense in studying this material.

I can tell you the names and order of all the military ranks, how squads and platoons function, what the term “intercontinental ballistic missile” actually means, and lots of other absolutely useless information.

Sure it was fun, but we were just children playing some adult war game with tanks, bombs and mines. And oddly enough, somehow, we knew all along that the game had ended many years ago.

Many years have passed since that time, bringing along some rather unexpected events – the collapse of the USSR, the rise of an independent Ukraine ... and most recently, our former Russian 'elder brother' (damn him to hell!) waging a very dirty war with Ukraine.

Never in our wildest dreams could my classmates and I have imagined such a thing actually happening in real life.
– Narrated by Sergiy Kaznady in Toronto, Canada.]]>

Victor’s Vignettes … stories about life in soviet and post-soviet Ukraine.

- by Victor Sergeyev
Mikolayev, Ukraine



All throughout my early years at school, I looked forward to studying American literature in 10th grade.

How I would enjoy reading the English language works of such authors as Theodor Drizer, Mark Twain, and Jack London! I just couldn’t wait to enjoy all the delicious things in store for me.

Of course, you know it — things turned out much differently.

When I entered 10th grade, I found to my surprise—and dismay—that the English Literature course had been replaced with "Military Translation."

To make matters worse, there were no specially trained teachers, no manuals, no textbooks—only a room with walls covered in posters and placards!

Apparently this hastily prepared “course” was the result of some mysterious emergency.

But, we were 16 years old and viewed it with pragmatism as well as enthusiasm. It was English, after all.

And what young boy does not find the military fascinating?

Even the girls in our class were fascinated— somehow even “dry” technical and military details seemed interesting when presented in English.

During that course, boys and girls alike learned things like how to assemble and dismantle AK-47 machine guns, and how to put on gas filtration helmets dating back to WWI.

Sure, we learned the course material well. But, none of us considered it more than just a silly game and an easy credit.

Those of us who took this course like to joke now that we know the American army as well as we know the Soviet army --- which is to say, not well at all!

We learned about how an army operates in theory, but as for practice, we would make poor soldiers in any army.

Although, we did get a taste of army “discipline;” our class facilitator constantly berated us for coming to class in jeans and for listening to rock music!

Looking back over the years, I could never see the sense in studying this material.

I can tell you the names and order of all the military ranks, how squads and platoons function, what the term “intercontinental ballistic missile” actually means, and lots of other absolutely useless information.

Sure it was fun, but we were just children playing some adult war game with tanks, bombs and mines. And oddly enough, somehow, we knew all along that the game had ended many years ago.

Many years have passed since that time, bringing along some rather unexpected events – the collapse of the USSR, the rise of an independent Ukraine ... and most recently, our former Russian 'elder brother' (damn him to hell!) waging a very dirty war with Ukraine.

Never in our wildest dreams could my classmates and I have imagined such a thing actually happening in real life.
– Narrated by Sergiy Kaznady in Toronto, Canada.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0824 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:03:25 GMT 58:59 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0824 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:45:34 GMT 1:00:11 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Oksana.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Oksana.]]>
<![CDATA[Victor’s Vignettes: My Baba said … - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:52:54 GMT 3:35 no
Victor’s Vignettes … stories about life in soviet and post-soviet Ukraine.

-by Victor Sergeyev
Mikolayev, Ukraine



My Baba said...
Baba is what I called my granny on my father’s side … or sometimes just simply “Ba.”

My Baba was an amazing woman. Her folk wisdom and wit still inspire me to this day … even though I didn’t really even know her.

I was only two years old when she died, so there were times growing up when I wondered if I invented her myself. But she definitely did exist. I know this because throughout my childhood years, my mum was in the habit of prefacing folk sayings with: “As your Baba said…”

As a rule, in Ukrainian the sayings rhymed and made great sense.

Here are a few examples:

* Вміла готувати, та не вміла подавати. (Good cooking, but poor presentation)
* Дешева рибка – погана юшка. (Cheap fish makes bad soup)
* Не так сталося, як гадалося. (Appearances can be deceiving).
* Що швидко робиться, то криве родиться. (Haste makes waste.)
* В чужих руках завше більший шматок. (The neighbour’s grass is always greener.)
* За дурною головою і ногам нема спокою. (A foolish head creates restless legs.)
* Дай Боже нашому теляті вовка зЇ'cти. (Please Lord, allow our calf to eat a wolf)
* Не вчи рибу плавати. (Do not teach a fish to swim)
* Дальше очі - дальше серце. (Out of sight - out of mind )
* Дурень думкою багатіє. (A foolish man creates wealth only in his mind.)

As a child I was very proud to have such an astute and wise granny.

As I grew older, of course, I realized that she was not in fact the actual author of these remarkable sayings.

Still, Ukrainian proverbs always remind me of my granny. So my habit of adding “As my baba said…” will last forever!
– Narrated by Sergiy Kaznadiy]]>

Victor’s Vignettes … stories about life in soviet and post-soviet Ukraine.

-by Victor Sergeyev
Mikolayev, Ukraine



My Baba said...
Baba is what I called my granny on my father’s side … or sometimes just simply “Ba.”

My Baba was an amazing woman. Her folk wisdom and wit still inspire me to this day … even though I didn’t really even know her.

I was only two years old when she died, so there were times growing up when I wondered if I invented her myself. But she definitely did exist. I know this because throughout my childhood years, my mum was in the habit of prefacing folk sayings with: “As your Baba said…”

As a rule, in Ukrainian the sayings rhymed and made great sense.

Here are a few examples:

* Вміла готувати, та не вміла подавати. (Good cooking, but poor presentation)
* Дешева рибка – погана юшка. (Cheap fish makes bad soup)
* Не так сталося, як гадалося. (Appearances can be deceiving).
* Що швидко робиться, то криве родиться. (Haste makes waste.)
* В чужих руках завше більший шматок. (The neighbour’s grass is always greener.)
* За дурною головою і ногам нема спокою. (A foolish head creates restless legs.)
* Дай Боже нашому теляті вовка зЇ'cти. (Please Lord, allow our calf to eat a wolf)
* Не вчи рибу плавати. (Do not teach a fish to swim)
* Дальше очі - дальше серце. (Out of sight - out of mind )
* Дурень думкою багатіє. (A foolish man creates wealth only in his mind.)

As a child I was very proud to have such an astute and wise granny.

As I grew older, of course, I realized that she was not in fact the actual author of these remarkable sayings.

Still, Ukrainian proverbs always remind me of my granny. So my habit of adding “As my baba said…” will last forever!
– Narrated by Sergiy Kaznadiy]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0820 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:59:05 GMT 1:00:00 no
• News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukrainian Today) • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Oksana Lyniv, who will be conducting the orchestra at a concert commemoration the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Oksana Mukha •  Mandry • Zapovid • Dzherela • Pavlo Hunka •  Benjamin Butterfield • Andriy Panchynshyn • Ukrainian Old Timers

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. August 20, 2016

Blast from the past: Listen to the audio archive of Nash Holos August 20, 1991

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• News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukrainian Today) • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Oksana Lyniv, who will be conducting the orchestra at a concert commemoration the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Oksana Mukha •  Mandry • Zapovid • Dzherela • Pavlo Hunka •  Benjamin Butterfield • Andriy Panchynshyn • Ukrainian Old Timers

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. August 20, 2016

Blast from the past: Listen to the audio archive of Nash Holos August 20, 1991

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 1991-0820 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:29:20 GMT 1:02:21 no
Take a trip exactly 25 years down memory lane to the momentous historic events of August 1991 ... Ukraine's long-sought independence at the breakup of the USSR. This broadcast aired August 20, 1991 on AM1470 CJVB. Hosts: Bohdan Zajcew, Eugene ("Yevhen") Lupynis, and Paulette ("Pawlina") MacQuarrie

On this edition: На Хвилі Часу - News stories discuss Ukraine's declaration of independence, Canadian government response to the attempted coup, efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress urging Canada to grant diplomatic recognition of Ukraine , Gorbachev's plans for transitioning from communism to a free market system in the aftermath of the attempted coup • Feature interview with Victor Kolechko, a poet, translator, musician and former Red Army conscript. Victor shares his views on events at the time, which turned out to be startlingly prophetic • As usual... Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Braty Hadiukiny • Hoosli • Zymova Troyanda • Roman Ritachka • Rushnychok • Lvivsky Muzyky • Braterstvo • Zymovy Sad • Cheremshyna • Al Cherney

Disclaimer: This is a recording of a live radio transmission captured on cassette. The original studio recording is not available.

Meanwhile join me - Pawlina - every Saturday for Nash Holos Vancouver at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver and streaming at www.am1320.com]]>

Take a trip exactly 25 years down memory lane to the momentous historic events of August 1991 ... Ukraine's long-sought independence at the breakup of the USSR. This broadcast aired August 20, 1991 on AM1470 CJVB. Hosts: Bohdan Zajcew, Eugene ("Yevhen") Lupynis, and Paulette ("Pawlina") MacQuarrie

On this edition: На Хвилі Часу - News stories discuss Ukraine's declaration of independence, Canadian government response to the attempted coup, efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress urging Canada to grant diplomatic recognition of Ukraine , Gorbachev's plans for transitioning from communism to a free market system in the aftermath of the attempted coup • Feature interview with Victor Kolechko, a poet, translator, musician and former Red Army conscript. Victor shares his views on events at the time, which turned out to be startlingly prophetic • As usual... Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Braty Hadiukiny • Hoosli • Zymova Troyanda • Roman Ritachka • Rushnychok • Lvivsky Muzyky • Braterstvo • Zymovy Sad • Cheremshyna • Al Cherney

Disclaimer: This is a recording of a live radio transmission captured on cassette. The original studio recording is not available.

Meanwhile join me - Pawlina - every Saturday for Nash Holos Vancouver at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver and streaming at www.am1320.com]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0813 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:55:53 GMT 1:00:00 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. August 29, 2016

Podcast links to the full show as well as this week's guest interview:]]>

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. August 29, 2016

Podcast links to the full show as well as this week's guest interview:]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with opera star Pavlo Hunka - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:36:47 GMT 18:21 no British-Ukrainian opera star Pavlo Hunka is the Director of a classical concert to be held on September 29, 2016 at the Opera House in Kyiv.
The concert is part of the 75th Anniversary commemoration of the Babyn Yar tragedy, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto.

In 1941, the Nazis murdered some 150,000 people, including over 32,000 Jews. The massacre at Babyn Yar is considered one of the most heinous atrocities of the Holocaust, and has come to symbolize Nazi brutality.

This commemorative concert will feature classical musicians from Ukraine, Israel, Canada and Great Britain, and a symphony orchestra from Germany. The conductor of the orchestra will be Oksana Lyniv of Ukraine.

The concert will include a cameo performance by Mr. Hunka, who took time from his hectic schedule of rehearsals for an interview on Nash Holos.

We spoke about the upcoming concert, his career, and his Ukrainian Art Song project, showcasing Ukrainian classical music.

Pawlina: The 75th anniversary of the [foreign] tragedy will be commemorated in K of this fall. Late September to be exact. One of the events will be a concert which you are organizing and producing. How did you come to be the orchestrator so to speak of this event?

Pavlo Hunka: I was approached by members of the board of the Ukrainian Jewish encounter to see whether I could pull together a program first and foremost and then I suggested to them that as I had access to pretty well all of the great musicians of the world because I worked with many of them. Maybe we could pull together a fantastic cast and they gave me the opportunity to approach some big orchestras for example. Not just to use Ukrainian strengths, and to cut a long story short, we have engaged the Hamburg symphony orchestra to go to Ukraine for the 29th of September when the concert will be. Together we've the soloist, that's Benjamin Butterfield, who's from your neck of the woods, he's from Victoria and I asked Ben because he sings the Ukrainian so wonderfully. He’s part of the Ukrainian Art Song project. And then there's Gwal James, she's Israeli, living in Berlin to sing and then myself as well. Conductor will be Oksana Lyniv, she's a young Ukrainian conductor from Western Ukraine, who is now deputy artistic director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, in Germany. And finally, the Dumka national chorus. We thought that we did include one element of a big Ukrainian group if you like particularly because I choose as a second piece of the concert, Yevhen Stankovych’s Kaddish-Requiem. The program opens up with Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei”, which is like an evening prayer at Yom Kippur New Year Jewish prayer and then it goes into the Kaddish-Requiem by Yevhen Stankovych, which is a contemporary piece, which tells the story of Babyn Yar. I chose it because it's not really a requiem, it's really just a sort of statement or fact if you like. And then that takes us to the interval and after the interval is a Brahms requiem, which is also not really a requiem, it's a spiritual work, which doesn't really talk about any particular faith but it talks really about spirituality. So it's sort of a journey from prayer to fact, to hope and I thought that was so it would be sort of quite appropriate to choice that type of program, which it moves into the positive.

Pawlina: Yes that's what this whole commemoration event is all about, isn't it, it's to acknowledge and commemorate the past but there is so much good stuff that's going on in Ukraine right now in particular with Ukrainian Jewish encounter. You had a long and successful career as an opera singer. This project is casting you in a different role kind of behind the scenes, or you said you will be singing as well?

Pavlo Hunka: Yeah well I've done, on a smaller scale I've done things like this over some years in the sense that I finally...]]>
British-Ukrainian opera star Pavlo Hunka is the Director of a classical concert to be held on September 29, 2016 at the Opera House in Kyiv.
The concert is part of the 75th Anniversary commemoration of the Babyn Yar tragedy, sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter of Toronto.

In 1941, the Nazis murdered some 150,000 people, including over 32,000 Jews. The massacre at Babyn Yar is considered one of the most heinous atrocities of the Holocaust, and has come to symbolize Nazi brutality.

This commemorative concert will feature classical musicians from Ukraine, Israel, Canada and Great Britain, and a symphony orchestra from Germany. The conductor of the orchestra will be Oksana Lyniv of Ukraine.

The concert will include a cameo performance by Mr. Hunka, who took time from his hectic schedule of rehearsals for an interview on Nash Holos.

We spoke about the upcoming concert, his career, and his Ukrainian Art Song project, showcasing Ukrainian classical music.

Pawlina: The 75th anniversary of the [foreign] tragedy will be commemorated in K of this fall. Late September to be exact. One of the events will be a concert which you are organizing and producing. How did you come to be the orchestrator so to speak of this event?

Pavlo Hunka: I was approached by members of the board of the Ukrainian Jewish encounter to see whether I could pull together a program first and foremost and then I suggested to them that as I had access to pretty well all of the great musicians of the world because I worked with many of them. Maybe we could pull together a fantastic cast and they gave me the opportunity to approach some big orchestras for example. Not just to use Ukrainian strengths, and to cut a long story short, we have engaged the Hamburg symphony orchestra to go to Ukraine for the 29th of September when the concert will be. Together we've the soloist, that's Benjamin Butterfield, who's from your neck of the woods, he's from Victoria and I asked Ben because he sings the Ukrainian so wonderfully. He’s part of the Ukrainian Art Song project. And then there's Gwal James, she's Israeli, living in Berlin to sing and then myself as well. Conductor will be Oksana Lyniv, she's a young Ukrainian conductor from Western Ukraine, who is now deputy artistic director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, in Germany. And finally, the Dumka national chorus. We thought that we did include one element of a big Ukrainian group if you like particularly because I choose as a second piece of the concert, Yevhen Stankovych’s Kaddish-Requiem. The program opens up with Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei”, which is like an evening prayer at Yom Kippur New Year Jewish prayer and then it goes into the Kaddish-Requiem by Yevhen Stankovych, which is a contemporary piece, which tells the story of Babyn Yar. I chose it because it's not really a requiem, it's really just a sort of statement or fact if you like. And then that takes us to the interval and after the interval is a Brahms requiem, which is also not really a requiem, it's a spiritual work, which doesn't really talk about any particular faith but it talks really about spirituality. So it's sort of a journey from prayer to fact, to hope and I thought that was so it would be sort of quite appropriate to choice that type of program, which it moves into the positive.

Pawlina: Yes that's what this whole commemoration event is all about, isn't it, it's to acknowledge and commemorate the past but there is so much good stuff that's going on in Ukraine right now in particular with Ukrainian Jewish encounter. You had a long and successful career as an opera singer. This project is casting you in a different role kind of behind the scenes, or you said you will be singing as well?

Pavlo Hunka: Yeah well I've done, on a smaller scale I've done things like this over some years in the sense that I finally...]]>
<![CDATA[Book Review: 2016 Kobzar Award winner Detachment by Maurice Mierau - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:36:42 GMT 5:02 no
Readers first meet an emotionally drained Maurice in 2009 in a psychologist’s office in Winnipeg. For three years, his wife Betsy has been urging him to get help. He tells the psychologist, “I have problems in my marriage, marital problems I guess.” (p. 11) He explains that he feels he is a bad husband, as well as an unresponsive parent to his oldest son Jeremy, and his two sons, Peter and Bohdan, who were adopted from Ukraine in 2005. He also worries about his complicated relationship with his father as well as his father’s traumatic past. In order to deal with these issues, Maurice is writing a book. Detachment is the result of his psychological exploration.

This memoir is divided into seven chapters exploring the complex adoption process and its aftermath. Maurice and Betsy decided to adopt in Ukraine because of their family connections. Maurice’s family members were Mennonites from Ukraine, who fled the country during World War Two. When they arrive in Ukraine, they discover that instead of a little girl and another child, they are going to adopt two brothers. This begins a lengthy adoption process which costs a great deal of money and results in a great deal of frustration with Ukrainian officials.

After returning to Winnipeg with their new sons, Maurice and Betsy are ecstatic. They now have the perfect family! However, when the boys go to school, cracks start to appear in their relationship. They discover that Peter, the older child, has an attachment disorder because of his traumatic past. ”It was common with kids who were adopted or in foster homes, and who’d experienced severe neglect or child abuse.” (p. 138) This results in emotional outbursts and destructive behavior. The emotional toll of dealing with Peter’s issues, as well as a bad case of writer’s block, puts a huge strain on their marriage. Will their family survive?

Maurice Mierau’s powerful book, Detachment, is a very insightful and intriguing memoir. Readers will be drawn to his honest portrayal of the Ukrainian adoption process which is a bureaucratic nightmare. His exploration of the impact of adopting two brothers from another country is poignant and sometimes difficult to read. He does not shy away from tough discussions about how the adoption process has impacted his marriage. The memoir explores the complexities of creating a family, as well as what it means to be a family.

Detachment also gives readers a great deal of insight into the life of a writer. Writing is not always a structured lifestyle, and at times, it can be emotionally draining. Maurice’s examination of his father’s history is particularly difficult. As a result, Maurice suffers from a lengthy period of writer’s block. Any writer who has had such a period will definitely sympathize with him.

Maurice Mierau is the founding editor of the Canadian fiction imprint Enfield & Wizenty, and the online magazine The Winnipeg Review. Born in Indiana, Maurice grew up in Nigeria, Manitoba, Jamaica, Kansas, and Saskatchewan. He now lives in Winnipeg with his family.

Maurice Mierau’s new book of poems, Autobiographical Fictions, appeared in September 2015. Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, was published in 2014, and won the 2016 Kobzar Literary Award.

Detachment is available at Chapters/Indigo and Amazon.
–Reviewed by Myra Junyk




Mierau, Maurice.
Freehand Books, 2014. 226 p. ISBN 978-1-55481-206-4





Click to hear Myra's review.

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Readers first meet an emotionally drained Maurice in 2009 in a psychologist’s office in Winnipeg. For three years, his wife Betsy has been urging him to get help. He tells the psychologist, “I have problems in my marriage, marital problems I guess.” (p. 11) He explains that he feels he is a bad husband, as well as an unresponsive parent to his oldest son Jeremy, and his two sons, Peter and Bohdan, who were adopted from Ukraine in 2005. He also worries about his complicated relationship with his father as well as his father’s traumatic past. In order to deal with these issues, Maurice is writing a book. Detachment is the result of his psychological exploration.

This memoir is divided into seven chapters exploring the complex adoption process and its aftermath. Maurice and Betsy decided to adopt in Ukraine because of their family connections. Maurice’s family members were Mennonites from Ukraine, who fled the country during World War Two. When they arrive in Ukraine, they discover that instead of a little girl and another child, they are going to adopt two brothers. This begins a lengthy adoption process which costs a great deal of money and results in a great deal of frustration with Ukrainian officials.

After returning to Winnipeg with their new sons, Maurice and Betsy are ecstatic. They now have the perfect family! However, when the boys go to school, cracks start to appear in their relationship. They discover that Peter, the older child, has an attachment disorder because of his traumatic past. ”It was common with kids who were adopted or in foster homes, and who’d experienced severe neglect or child abuse.” (p. 138) This results in emotional outbursts and destructive behavior. The emotional toll of dealing with Peter’s issues, as well as a bad case of writer’s block, puts a huge strain on their marriage. Will their family survive?

Maurice Mierau’s powerful book, Detachment, is a very insightful and intriguing memoir. Readers will be drawn to his honest portrayal of the Ukrainian adoption process which is a bureaucratic nightmare. His exploration of the impact of adopting two brothers from another country is poignant and sometimes difficult to read. He does not shy away from tough discussions about how the adoption process has impacted his marriage. The memoir explores the complexities of creating a family, as well as what it means to be a family.

Detachment also gives readers a great deal of insight into the life of a writer. Writing is not always a structured lifestyle, and at times, it can be emotionally draining. Maurice’s examination of his father’s history is particularly difficult. As a result, Maurice suffers from a lengthy period of writer’s block. Any writer who has had such a period will definitely sympathize with him.

Maurice Mierau is the founding editor of the Canadian fiction imprint Enfield & Wizenty, and the online magazine The Winnipeg Review. Born in Indiana, Maurice grew up in Nigeria, Manitoba, Jamaica, Kansas, and Saskatchewan. He now lives in Winnipeg with his family.

Maurice Mierau’s new book of poems, Autobiographical Fictions, appeared in September 2015. Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, was published in 2014, and won the 2016 Kobzar Literary Award.

Detachment is available at Chapters/Indigo and Amazon.
–Reviewed by Myra Junyk




Mierau, Maurice.
Freehand Books, 2014. 226 p. ISBN 978-1-55481-206-4





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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0806 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:38:05 GMT 1:00:01 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Exclusive interview with British opera star Pavlo Hunka, who will be directing the memorial concert at the Babyn Yar 75th anniversary commemorations in Kyiv this September • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music by:  • Susidy • Rozhanytsia & Millenia • Golem • Dunai • Korinnya • Mickey & Bunny • Mickey & Eugene • Canadian Rhythm Masters

Join me—Pawlina—for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Exclusive interview with British opera star Pavlo Hunka, who will be directing the memorial concert at the Babyn Yar 75th anniversary commemorations in Kyiv this September • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music by:  • Susidy • Rozhanytsia & Millenia • Golem • Dunai • Korinnya • Mickey & Bunny • Mickey & Eugene • Canadian Rhythm Masters

Join me—Pawlina—for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0803 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:46:41 GMT 59:46 no Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Myra reviews the 2016  Kobzar Award winner Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Miereau • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian Music by: Troye Zillia • Zhytto • Khrystyna Solovey • Sofia Rotaru • Shablia • Lyonok • Rozhanytsi • Kubasonics • Millenia

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina

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Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Myra reviews the 2016  Kobzar Award winner Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Miereau • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian Music by: Troye Zillia • Zhytto • Khrystyna Solovey • Sofia Rotaru • Shablia • Lyonok • Rozhanytsi • Kubasonics • Millenia

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0803 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:33:29 GMT 58:17 no <![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage – Babyn Yar Necropolis - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:54:08 GMT 8:00 no
Memory. Manipulation. Memorials.

Babyn Yar, the ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, is a multi-ethnic and multi-faith necropolis. A city of the dead.

In September 1941, nearly thirty-four thousand Kyivan Jews were shot over two days in one of the largest single Nazi massacres during the Second World War. More massacres followed during the German occupation. The victims included even more Jews, as well as Ukrainians, Soviet prisoners of war, communists, Roma, and others. Some estimates of those killed at the site total up to one hundred and fifty thousand dead.

After the war the Soviet regime tried for decades to destroy the ravine itself, as well as the national and ethnic identity of its victims. The Soviet authorities manipulated the memory politics of Babyn Yar.

The controversies continued after Ukrainian independence in 1991. There was a jumbled and uncoordinated proliferation of competing monuments to the various victims. There was an overall physical neglect of the site. Babyn Yar turned into a chaotic space. A space that does not properly reflect the significance of the tragic events that took place there.

The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, with the support of the International Union of Architects in Paris and the National Union of Architects of Ukraine, launched a global competition that calls for projects that will unify the current Babyn Yar landscape into an integrated memorial and recreation space.

Support for the competition was provided by the National Organizing Committee on preparation and holding of events in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, as well as the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and the Department for Urban Planning and Architecture of the Kyiv City State Administration.

The objective is to create a space of reflection and acknowledgement of the tragic events that occurred at this site in the past. The idea is to unite contemporary citizens of Ukraine of all ethnic backgrounds in the spirit of mutual empathy for past sufferings. To affirm the value of every individual human life. And to encourage aspirations for a just and humane society.

The principal goal is to create a comprehensive memory site—the “Babyn Yar—Dorohozhychi Necropolis” memorial park. The park will transform the area into a site conducive to reflection and respect for the victims that lie here. At the same time, this site must remain open to memorial efforts down the road. And these efforts should result from dialogue and the cooperation of different communities in Ukrainian society.

An international and Ukrainian jury of architects and historians discussed the results of the competition in Kyiv in late June. The Jury congratulated the candidates for addressing such a complex site in their submissions. The Jury did not feel that any one entry answered the issues raised in the competition. All the winning projects left unanswered questions. The jury decided by unanimous vote to award two second prizes to the two entries that best addressed the main issues.

Prize-winners included the Slovenian architects Jana Petkovic, Nejc Lebar, Maja Valentic, and Milos Kosec. For them, topography became a weapon of extermination at Babyn Yar. The leveled ravine was the linking element of the massacres. The physical destruction of the topography was directly linked to the need to erase the memory of the events that took place here. To commemorate the events therefore requires a topographical act of resistance to erasure. In their plan, a new layer is inscribed on the existing topography. A layer that makes the erasure perceptible.

This layer takes on the form of measurement devices. The devices are stainless steel markers on the level of the current terrain. The markers are engraved with measurements indicating the difference ...]]>

Memory. Manipulation. Memorials.

Babyn Yar, the ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, is a multi-ethnic and multi-faith necropolis. A city of the dead.

In September 1941, nearly thirty-four thousand Kyivan Jews were shot over two days in one of the largest single Nazi massacres during the Second World War. More massacres followed during the German occupation. The victims included even more Jews, as well as Ukrainians, Soviet prisoners of war, communists, Roma, and others. Some estimates of those killed at the site total up to one hundred and fifty thousand dead.

After the war the Soviet regime tried for decades to destroy the ravine itself, as well as the national and ethnic identity of its victims. The Soviet authorities manipulated the memory politics of Babyn Yar.

The controversies continued after Ukrainian independence in 1991. There was a jumbled and uncoordinated proliferation of competing monuments to the various victims. There was an overall physical neglect of the site. Babyn Yar turned into a chaotic space. A space that does not properly reflect the significance of the tragic events that took place there.

The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, with the support of the International Union of Architects in Paris and the National Union of Architects of Ukraine, launched a global competition that calls for projects that will unify the current Babyn Yar landscape into an integrated memorial and recreation space.

Support for the competition was provided by the National Organizing Committee on preparation and holding of events in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, as well as the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and the Department for Urban Planning and Architecture of the Kyiv City State Administration.

The objective is to create a space of reflection and acknowledgement of the tragic events that occurred at this site in the past. The idea is to unite contemporary citizens of Ukraine of all ethnic backgrounds in the spirit of mutual empathy for past sufferings. To affirm the value of every individual human life. And to encourage aspirations for a just and humane society.

The principal goal is to create a comprehensive memory site—the “Babyn Yar—Dorohozhychi Necropolis” memorial park. The park will transform the area into a site conducive to reflection and respect for the victims that lie here. At the same time, this site must remain open to memorial efforts down the road. And these efforts should result from dialogue and the cooperation of different communities in Ukrainian society.

An international and Ukrainian jury of architects and historians discussed the results of the competition in Kyiv in late June. The Jury congratulated the candidates for addressing such a complex site in their submissions. The Jury did not feel that any one entry answered the issues raised in the competition. All the winning projects left unanswered questions. The jury decided by unanimous vote to award two second prizes to the two entries that best addressed the main issues.

Prize-winners included the Slovenian architects Jana Petkovic, Nejc Lebar, Maja Valentic, and Milos Kosec. For them, topography became a weapon of extermination at Babyn Yar. The leveled ravine was the linking element of the massacres. The physical destruction of the topography was directly linked to the need to erase the memory of the events that took place here. To commemorate the events therefore requires a topographical act of resistance to erasure. In their plan, a new layer is inscribed on the existing topography. A layer that makes the erasure perceptible.

This layer takes on the form of measurement devices. The devices are stainless steel markers on the level of the current terrain. The markers are engraved with measurements indicating the difference ...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0730 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 02:00:54 GMT 1:00:01 no Knyzhka Korner Book Review: 2016 Kobzar award winner Detachment by Maurice Miereau • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the week • Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Кому Вниз • Заповід • DoVira • Dunai • Mila Jovovich • Тінь Сонця • Cheremshyna • By Request Band

Transcript and audio file of book review here.

Listen to or download the author interview below.

 

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. July 30, 2016]]>
Knyzhka Korner Book Review: 2016 Kobzar award winner Detachment by Maurice Miereau • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the week • Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Кому Вниз • Заповід • DoVira • Dunai • Mila Jovovich • Тінь Сонця • Cheremshyna • By Request Band

Transcript and audio file of book review here.

Listen to or download the author interview below.

 

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. This podcast is the audio archive for Sat. July 30, 2016]]>
<![CDATA[Knyzhka Corner Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:30:44 GMT 5:23 no
Bill Browder’s fascinating new book Red Notice, is a roller-coaster ride through post-Soviet Russian history.

Bill Browder was one of the architects of Russia’s growing economy during the privatization era. He saw an opportunity to make a great deal of money and created the Hermitage Capital investment fund based in Moscow. Browder became the largest foreign investor in Russia. In 2000, his fund ranked as, “The best performing emerging-markets fund in the world.” (p. 1)

However, on November 13, 2005, Bill Browder was expelled from Russia. He would later become one of Russia’s harshest critics after the imprisonment and murder of his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.

He grew up in the United States as the grandson of the leader of the American Communist Party. In his teens, Browder rebelled against his family’s ideology. “I would put on a tie and become a capitalist.” (p. 17) He studied business at Stanford University in California. After graduation, he moved to England to work for the Boston Consulting Group and Robert Maxwell. His first job led him to Poland where he discovered the immense opportunity for profit in Poland’s privatization process. After setting up his own investment fund called Hermitage Capital, Browder became immensely wealthy and successful.

However, his wealth and fame did not help him when he was targeted by Putin’s henchmen in 2005. His outspoken criticism of Russian corruption put him at odds with the Russian government and he was banned from Russia. He managed to get his money out of the country, but the Russian government leveled trumped up charges of fraud and tax evasion against his company.

One of his lawyers, Sergei Magnitsky, exposed the massive tax fraud invented by Russian officials. He was thrown into jail and died from lack of medical treatment for the complications of pancreatitis and a severe beating by prison officials. Browder dedicated Red Notice to Magnitsky and called him “the bravest man I’ve ever known.”

Magnitsky’s death changed Bill Browder’s life. Not only did he feel responsible for Magnitsky’s murder in prison, but he also wanted to ensure that this injustice should be punished. During his campaign to seek justice for Magnitsky, Browder became a powerful critic of Vladimir Putin’s government. His efforts culminated in American sanctions against Magnitsky’s persecutors. Browder transformed himself from a rampant capitalist into a crusader for justice.

Red Notice is a very well written book about Russian finance, power and corruption. It reads like a novel, but the shocking aspect of this story is that it is based on the truth. Readers will be fascinated by the intricacies and dishonesty of the Russian government, financial and legal system. The power of the oligarchs and Putin’s support of their activities shows how utterly corrupt the Russian system is today. Browder’s efforts to implement sanctions against Russian lawmakers have facilitated the current sanctions against Russia for their illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine.

Bill Browder’s campaign to seek justice for Magnitsky is truly admirable. It almost makes readers forget about his shameless profit-seeking in the post-Soviet era, and his support for Vladimir Putin in the early days of his political career. Browder has transformed himself into a human rights activist who uses the media very effectively. However, Browder lives a very dangerous life since he could be targeted for murder at any time like other critics of Russia. The recent murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is an indication that no one is safe. Readers will definitely wonder if they will be reading about Browder’s mysterious death in the near future.

Red Notice is available at Amazon.










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Bill Browder’s fascinating new book Red Notice, is a roller-coaster ride through post-Soviet Russian history.

Bill Browder was one of the architects of Russia’s growing economy during the privatization era. He saw an opportunity to make a great deal of money and created the Hermitage Capital investment fund based in Moscow. Browder became the largest foreign investor in Russia. In 2000, his fund ranked as, “The best performing emerging-markets fund in the world.” (p. 1)

However, on November 13, 2005, Bill Browder was expelled from Russia. He would later become one of Russia’s harshest critics after the imprisonment and murder of his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.

He grew up in the United States as the grandson of the leader of the American Communist Party. In his teens, Browder rebelled against his family’s ideology. “I would put on a tie and become a capitalist.” (p. 17) He studied business at Stanford University in California. After graduation, he moved to England to work for the Boston Consulting Group and Robert Maxwell. His first job led him to Poland where he discovered the immense opportunity for profit in Poland’s privatization process. After setting up his own investment fund called Hermitage Capital, Browder became immensely wealthy and successful.

However, his wealth and fame did not help him when he was targeted by Putin’s henchmen in 2005. His outspoken criticism of Russian corruption put him at odds with the Russian government and he was banned from Russia. He managed to get his money out of the country, but the Russian government leveled trumped up charges of fraud and tax evasion against his company.

One of his lawyers, Sergei Magnitsky, exposed the massive tax fraud invented by Russian officials. He was thrown into jail and died from lack of medical treatment for the complications of pancreatitis and a severe beating by prison officials. Browder dedicated Red Notice to Magnitsky and called him “the bravest man I’ve ever known.”

Magnitsky’s death changed Bill Browder’s life. Not only did he feel responsible for Magnitsky’s murder in prison, but he also wanted to ensure that this injustice should be punished. During his campaign to seek justice for Magnitsky, Browder became a powerful critic of Vladimir Putin’s government. His efforts culminated in American sanctions against Magnitsky’s persecutors. Browder transformed himself from a rampant capitalist into a crusader for justice.

Red Notice is a very well written book about Russian finance, power and corruption. It reads like a novel, but the shocking aspect of this story is that it is based on the truth. Readers will be fascinated by the intricacies and dishonesty of the Russian government, financial and legal system. The power of the oligarchs and Putin’s support of their activities shows how utterly corrupt the Russian system is today. Browder’s efforts to implement sanctions against Russian lawmakers have facilitated the current sanctions against Russia for their illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine.

Bill Browder’s campaign to seek justice for Magnitsky is truly admirable. It almost makes readers forget about his shameless profit-seeking in the post-Soviet era, and his support for Vladimir Putin in the early days of his political career. Browder has transformed himself into a human rights activist who uses the media very effectively. However, Browder lives a very dangerous life since he could be targeted for murder at any time like other critics of Russia. The recent murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is an indication that no one is safe. Readers will definitely wonder if they will be reading about Browder’s mysterious death in the near future.

Red Notice is available at Amazon.










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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0727 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:11:20 GMT 59:12 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0727 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:53:27 GMT 55:50 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0723 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:57:05 GMT 1:00:01 no DoVira on their upcoming CD release • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!]]> DoVira on their upcoming CD release • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Other Items of Interest • Great Ukrainian music!]]> <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0720 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:42:55 GMT 55:14 no <![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0720 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:24:22 GMT 59:54 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0716 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:59:21 GMT 59:59 no
Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0713 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 01:01:37 GMT 55:07 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0713 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:25:01 GMT 57:42 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0709 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 02:05:51 GMT 59:58 no
Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Upcoming Babyn Yar Commemorations in Kyiv • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian Music by: Millenia • Kalyna • Pryvit • Zirka • Olya • Darka & Slavko • Fata Morgana • Todaschuk Sisters • By Request Band • Ukrainian Old Timers • Canadian Rhythm Masters

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>

Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Upcoming Babyn Yar Commemorations in Kyiv • News from Ukraine (Courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian Music by: Millenia • Kalyna • Pryvit • Zirka • Olya • Darka & Slavko • Fata Morgana • Todaschuk Sisters • By Request Band • Ukrainian Old Timers • Canadian Rhythm Masters

Join me - Pawlina - for Nash Holos Vancouver every Saturday at 6pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver.]]>
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: East-West Street book review - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 23:08:16 GMT 5:38 no

Phillipe Sand's book, East West Street, details the origins of the terms "genocide" and "crimes against humanity."





Welcome to Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. I’m Peter Bejger.

Details are important. In fact, details are crucial—whether for tracing a family tree or building a legal case. For example, a case for the judgment and conviction for murder.



The international lawyer Philippe Sand, a professor of law at University College London, is fascinated by details. His recent book East West Street, is a gripping account of the origins—in effect, the invention—of the terms “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.” His book is hailed by critics as a monumental achievement.

EAST WEST STREET is a book of secrets, secrets patiently uncovered in a compelling narrative through diligent detective work in archives, memoirs, interviews, and unexpected travel to long hidden sources.

EAST WEST STREET is at once a detective story, a courtroom procedural, and a heart-wrenching family saga. The book weaves together two stories—one personal, and the other public. The stories begin and end at the Nuremburg Trial for Nazi war criminals.

The author did not expect to write this book. Back in 2010 Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the city of Lviv in western Ukraine. The lecture was to cover his academic work and legal cases on Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

Sands accepted the invitation because his grandfather Leon, a Galician Jew, was born in Lviv one hundred years ago, when the city was known as Lemberg in the glittering final years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sands wanted to see the streets his grandfather walked as a young boy.

The author discovered in his research that two men—the jurists Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht—had strong connections to Lviv. Both Lemkin and Lauterpacht came from similar Jewish backgrounds in the city. And both studied at the same law school and had the same teachers.

Lemkin and Lauterpacht are considered to be fathers of the modern human rights movement. Both men forged diametrically opposite and revolutionary concepts of humanitarian law. And these concepts—genocide and crimes against humanity—became the centerpiece for the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.

The author of EAST WEST STREET brings together the stories of his grandfather and Lemkin and Lauterpacht into a dramatic revelation. All three men shared a dark connection. They all had the misfortune of having their entire families sent to their deaths by the Nazi governor of German-occupied Poland Hans Frank, who visited Lviv in 1942.

Even more astonishing, Sands, in his work on this book, got to know the son of Hans Frank. Sands also met the son of another Nazi, Otto von Wachter, who was in charge of Lviv during the Second World War.

Hans Frank and other high-ranking Nazi officials met their fate at the epic international legal judgment at Nuremberg. All modern legal cases on Crimes against Humanity and Genocide can be traced back to the precedent-setting Nuremberg Trial, a trial shaped by Lemkin and Lauterpacht.

The terms Crimes against Humanity and Genocide have now become part of the language of daily life in our times. They are a way of affixing a label of horror to an atrocity taking place somewhere in the world. But we must remember that these terms are invented. Invented by the two jurists from Lviv.

While the terminology they created is—relatively speaking—recent in the grand sweep of time, the problems they address remain eternal.

What remains the same? Man’s inhumanity to man. But now we have guidelines to judge this inhumanity. And civilization can apply these guidelines in a court of law,...]]>


Phillipe Sand's book, East West Street, details the origins of the terms "genocide" and "crimes against humanity."





Welcome to Ukrainian Jewish Heritage on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. I’m Peter Bejger.

Details are important. In fact, details are crucial—whether for tracing a family tree or building a legal case. For example, a case for the judgment and conviction for murder.



The international lawyer Philippe Sand, a professor of law at University College London, is fascinated by details. His recent book East West Street, is a gripping account of the origins—in effect, the invention—of the terms “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.” His book is hailed by critics as a monumental achievement.

EAST WEST STREET is a book of secrets, secrets patiently uncovered in a compelling narrative through diligent detective work in archives, memoirs, interviews, and unexpected travel to long hidden sources.

EAST WEST STREET is at once a detective story, a courtroom procedural, and a heart-wrenching family saga. The book weaves together two stories—one personal, and the other public. The stories begin and end at the Nuremburg Trial for Nazi war criminals.

The author did not expect to write this book. Back in 2010 Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the city of Lviv in western Ukraine. The lecture was to cover his academic work and legal cases on Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

Sands accepted the invitation because his grandfather Leon, a Galician Jew, was born in Lviv one hundred years ago, when the city was known as Lemberg in the glittering final years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sands wanted to see the streets his grandfather walked as a young boy.

The author discovered in his research that two men—the jurists Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht—had strong connections to Lviv. Both Lemkin and Lauterpacht came from similar Jewish backgrounds in the city. And both studied at the same law school and had the same teachers.

Lemkin and Lauterpacht are considered to be fathers of the modern human rights movement. Both men forged diametrically opposite and revolutionary concepts of humanitarian law. And these concepts—genocide and crimes against humanity—became the centerpiece for the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.

The author of EAST WEST STREET brings together the stories of his grandfather and Lemkin and Lauterpacht into a dramatic revelation. All three men shared a dark connection. They all had the misfortune of having their entire families sent to their deaths by the Nazi governor of German-occupied Poland Hans Frank, who visited Lviv in 1942.

Even more astonishing, Sands, in his work on this book, got to know the son of Hans Frank. Sands also met the son of another Nazi, Otto von Wachter, who was in charge of Lviv during the Second World War.

Hans Frank and other high-ranking Nazi officials met their fate at the epic international legal judgment at Nuremberg. All modern legal cases on Crimes against Humanity and Genocide can be traced back to the precedent-setting Nuremberg Trial, a trial shaped by Lemkin and Lauterpacht.

The terms Crimes against Humanity and Genocide have now become part of the language of daily life in our times. They are a way of affixing a label of horror to an atrocity taking place somewhere in the world. But we must remember that these terms are invented. Invented by the two jurists from Lviv.

While the terminology they created is—relatively speaking—recent in the grand sweep of time, the problems they address remain eternal.

What remains the same? Man’s inhumanity to man. But now we have guidelines to judge this inhumanity. And civilization can apply these guidelines in a court of law,...]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo Edition 2016-0706 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:54:47 GMT 56:15 no
News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Feature Commentary: First Anniversary of Police Reform in Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today)  • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian music by: Sich • Todaschuk Sisters • Susidy • Troye Zillia •

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>

News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Feature Commentary: First Anniversary of Police Reform in Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today)  • Ukrainian Proverb of the Week • Great Ukrainian music by: Sich • Todaschuk Sisters • Susidy • Troye Zillia •

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0706 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:39:02 GMT 56:08 no
Ukrainian Food Flair: Strawberry Soup • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Review of East-West Street by Phillipe Sands • Guest interview: Gene Berezowski of Ukraine War Amps • Great Ukrainian music by: Ot Vinta • Kubasonics • Tin' Sontsia • Mirko Sablych • Kiev Orchestrio • Tyt i Tam • Rozhanytsia • Mickey & Eugene

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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Ukrainian Food Flair: Strawberry Soup • Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Review of East-West Street by Phillipe Sands • Guest interview: Gene Berezowski of Ukraine War Amps • Great Ukrainian music by: Ot Vinta • Kubasonics • Tin' Sontsia • Mirko Sablych • Kiev Orchestrio • Tyt i Tam • Rozhanytsia • Mickey & Eugene

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas.

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<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0702 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2016 01:54:57 GMT 59:59 no
• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Review of Phillipe Sands book, East-West Street  • News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian proverb of the week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music by: Millenia • Oksana Bilozir • Zeellia • Oksana Mukha • Golem • Nameless • Molodtsi • Yulia Donchenko • Pikkardijska Tertsia • Pavlo Humeniuk • Canadian Rhythm Masters]]>

• Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Review of Phillipe Sands book, East-West Street  • News from Ukraine (courtesy Ukraine Today) • Ukrainian proverb of the week • Other items of interest • Great Ukrainian music by: Millenia • Oksana Bilozir • Zeellia • Oksana Mukha • Golem • Nameless • Molodtsi • Yulia Donchenko • Pikkardijska Tertsia • Pavlo Humeniuk • Canadian Rhythm Masters]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0629 Hour 2 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:19:10 GMT 57:32 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Nanaimo 2016-0629 Hour 1 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:32:43 GMT 57:39 no
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio airs live in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PST on CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. Your host for this hour: Pawlina.]]>
<![CDATA[Nash Holos Vancouver 2016-0625 - Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:57:18 GMT 59:59 no