“The Ghetto in the Territory of Volyn and Podillia General District in the Memories of the Victims and Neighbors”
Dr. Nataliia Ivchyk is currently associate professor at Department of Political Sciences at Rivne State Humanities University (Ukraine). She earned PhD in history from Yuriy Fed’kovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine) in 2012. As the Fellow of the Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. Ivchyk will be conducting research for her project, “Ghettos in the General District of Volhynia-Podolia in Memories of Jewish Victims and Neighbors.”
Dr. Ivchyk is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. She can also read Polish and German.
Dr. Ivchyk is the author of several articles (co-authored with Maksym Gon) “Zhinky v chas Holokostu: doli, povedinka ta genderni (ne) rivnosti” [“Women in the Holocaust: Fates, Conduct and Gender (In) Equalities”] in Holokost i Suchasnist’: Studii v Ukraini i Sviti [Holocaust and Modernity. Studies in Ukraine and the World] vol. 1(14) (2016); "Dity iak subiekt genotsydu (na prykladi Holokastu)" [Children and the Holocaust] in Panorama of Political Studies, vol. 11 (2013), “Genotsyd Tutsi: politologichne prochytannia [Genocide of Tutsi. A Political Analysis] in edited volume of articles published by Ivan Franko L’viv National University, vol. 6 (2015). Dr. Ivchyk has also participated in various academic exchange programs, seminars, and conferences throughout her career.
While in residence at the Mandel Center, Dr. Ivchyk initiated research on the study the history of the ghetto in General District of Volyn and Podillia by recreating the reality of creation and functioning of the ghetto through the eyes of those who were imprisoned by the Nazis in them and their neighbors. Drawing on the Museum's resources, she sought to understand the behavior of neighbors at different historical stages; at the time of victim’s concentration, their stay in the ghetto, and in the time of their destruction.
Dr. Nataliia Ivchyk was in residence from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018.