Germany and Ukraine 1934-1945. Facts of European Ostpolitik. A preliminary Report. Vol. II Cover Image
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Deutschland und die Ukraine 1934-1945. Tatsachen europäischer Ostpolitik. Ein Vorbericht. Band II
Germany and Ukraine 1934-1945. Facts of European Ostpolitik. A preliminary Report. Vol. II

Author(s): Roman Ilnytzkyi
Subject(s): Political history, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Keywords: WW II; German-Ukrainian Relations;
Summary/Abstract: ALFRED DE ZAYAS: The extensive journalistic and historical activity of Ukrainians in exile further confirm the results of the investigations carried out by the War Crimes Bureau in 1941. Roman Ilnytzkyi's study condemns both the murders perpetrated in the Ukraine by the SS and the NKVD murders in Lvov. A collection of documents dealing with the Russian colonialism in the Ukraine devotes an entire chapter to the liquidation of Ukrainian political prisoners by the NKVD, not only in Lvov but also in Vinnitsa, Solotschiv, and a dozen other localities. It reproduces numerous reports of Ukrainian eyewitnesses living today in the United States, Canada, and the Federal Republic of German. // THE AUTHOR: The author considers the criticism of his view presented in Volume I to be unjustified, namely that no one in modern German and Ukrainian historiography has attempted to present German-Ukrainian political relations in context (see the preface to the first volume). The critic referred the author to Dmytro Doroshenko's work "Ukraine and the Empire" as the account that allegedly accomplished this task. The work of Doroshenko, an internationally renowned Ukrainian historian, is excellent, but its value obviously lies in one completely different field. This work cannot be considered as a history of German-Ukrainian political relations, because it is merely a brilliant presentation of German views on Ukraine over the centuries. The Ukrainian material was not considered at all, because the author had not intended to report on the relations between the two peoples.

  • Page Count: 438
  • Publication Year: 1956
  • Language: German