Ben and Zelda Cohen Fellow Dr. Jared McBride
Dr. Jared McBride received his PhD from the history department at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2014. His work specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, and his research interests include borderlands studies, nationalist movements, mass violence, genocide, the Holocaust, interethnic conflict, and war crimes prosecution. He has done research in over a dozen archives in six countries. In spring 2015, he was a visiting assistant professor in the history department at Columbia University and in summer 2015 he was a Title VIII scholar at the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center. He possesses skills in English, Russian, Ukrainian, German, and Polish. While in residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. McBride conducted research on his project, “Killing Neighbors: The Undoing of Multi-Ethnic Western Ukraine in World War II.”
Dr. McBride’s publications include “Remembering and Forgetting the Malyn Massacre: Memory, Ethnicity and the Second World War in Eastern Europe” in the Carl Beck Papers, 2015, “To Be Stored Forever” in Ab Imperio, 2012, and “Olevsk Ghetto Entry” in The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, Vol.2, 2012. He is currently turning his dissertation, “‘A Sea of Blood and Tears’: Ethnic Diversity and Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Volhynia, Ukraine 1941-1944,” into a book manuscript, which is entitled Killing Neighbors: The Undoing of Multi-Ethnic Western Ukraine in World War II. He is also completing a number of articles for publication, including “Peasants into Perpetrators: The OUN-UPA and the Ethnic Cleansing of Volhynia, 1943-1944,” and article on the Holocaust in Olevs’k, Ukraine. A couple of his many presentation include, “Peasants into Ethnic Cleansers: The Police, the OUN-UPA and the Cleansing of Volhynia” at the ASEEES National Convention in Boston, November 2013, and “Ordinary Policemen? The Ukrainian Auxiliary Police in Volhynia” at the Ukrainian Nationalism Workshop at Columbia University in April 2013.
For his Ben and Zelda Cohen Fellowship at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. McBride made use of the Ukrainian Secret Police Archives, the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission Collection, and the International Tracing Service collection, among other sources, to investigate the Holocaust in Volhynia, as well as the fate of wartime perpetrators in post-war Soviet Union and the West.
Dr. Jared McBride was in residence at the Mandel Center from September 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.