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Mr. Marco Carynnyk

Mr. Marco Carynnyk
2015-2016 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro fellow

“The Pogroms of June-July 1941”

Professional Background

Mr. Marco Carynnyk is a Research Fellow based in Toronto, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Temple University. Mr. Carynnyk possesses language skills in English, Ukrainian, German, Russian, and Polish. While in residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Mr. Carynnyk conducted research on his project, “The Pogroms of June-July 1941”.

Mr. Carynnyk has written a number of publications, some of which include “Foes of our rebirth: Ukrainian nationalist discussions about Jews 1929-1947” in Nationalities Papers, 39.3 (May 2011), and “The Palace on the Ikva—Dubne, September 18th, 1939 and June 24th, 1941” in Shared History—Divided Memory: Jews and Others in Soviet-Occupied Poland, 1939–1941(Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2007). As an editor and translator, Carynnyk has published a major translation of the filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko. His other translations include fiction, poetry, and Soviet dissident memoirs.

Fellowship Research

For his J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellowship at the Mandel Center, Mr. Carynnyk examined six cities and towns in western Ukraine where both NKVD killings and pogroms occurred: Boryslav, Drohobych, Ivano-Frankivs’k, L’viv, Ternopil’, and Zolochiv. Drawing on archival research, published sources, and interviews with survivors, he sought to analyze how survivors and witnesses have remembered these events, to offer a new explanation of the pogroms, and to shed new light on the pogroms of June-July 1941.

Mr. Carynnyk was in residence at the Mandel Center from February 1 to April 30, 2016.