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Reinhold H, a former SS sergeant who had been an Auschwitz guard (his surname was not given for legal reasons), can face trial. The 93-year-old man is charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. A doctor determined his health condition allowed to judge him if sessions were limited to two hours a day, ‘The Guardian’ informs.
A monument to women, who had been forced in sexual slavery before and during WWII for servicemen’s of the Japanese Army needs, was unveiled last week in Seoul (South Korea). It consists of two bronze statues of girls sitting next to each other. One of them represents a Chinese girl with clenched wrists, and the other one represents a girl from South Korea, who is looking forward blamingly. The girls are wearing traditional clothes of their peoples, ‘The New York Times’ informs.
The GULAG History State Museum was opened in Moscow again. The opening was dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions. Now the museum is situated in a new building, which is much bigger than the previous one. It allowed the museum to create a permanent exposition that consists of a few exhibitions, the Russian office of ‘Radio Liberty’ informs.
On the Day of Commemoration of Ukrainian Galician Army Warriors and Sich Riflemen (November 1st), a new Ukrainian film directed by Taras Khymych was premiered in Lviv. It is called ‘The Legion. The Chronicles of the Ukrainian Galician Army’. It’s a documentary and fiction film about the war of 1918–1919 in Galicia. Sich Riflemen are one of its chief themes. They became volunteers who formed the Ukrainian Galician Army. Complicated relationship between Ukrainians and Poles is also shown in the film.
‘Bitter Harvest’, a film about the Holodomor, is going to be released next year in Canada. It was created by George Mendeluk, a Canadian director and writer who was born in the town of Augsburg (Germany). The film will show cruel Stalin’s policies which led to the Great Famine of 1933, and a love story in the context of mass deaths. The ‘Atlantic Council’ think tank informs about it.
The “Territory of Terror’ Memorial Museum and the ‘Mystetskyi Prostir’ (‘Space of Art’) workshop organized a premiere of the ‘Boundary’ documentary drama on Defender of Ukraine Day. An event took place on October 14th on the small stage of Lesya Ukrayinka Lviv Drama Theatre. UPA warriors, volunteers, military men who are fighting in Eastern Ukraine and other people who at different times stood at boundaries of various types (state, cultural, physical, moral) were among the spectators.
Ukraine’s first museum of Ostarbeiters is to be opened on October 15th in the town of Shostka, Sumy region. The ‘Rodynna Pamyat’ (‘Family Memory’) memorial and educational complex was created within the ‘Zabuti Zhertvy’ (‘Forgotten Victims’) German and Ukrainian project. The exposition with a total area of 430 square metres will be demonstrated on two floors. Anatoliy Haydamaka, a People's Painter of Ukraine, developed and embodied an artistic conception of the museum, prostir.museum. informs.
Svetlana Alexievich, a writer born in Ivano-Frankivsk, became the first Belarusian Nobel prize in literature winner. She was awarded ‘for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time’. She is a non-fiction prose writer.
An alternative modern history lesson for pupils of the 10th grade of Lviv high schools is taking place in October and November. The first part of a documentary entitled ‘The Chronicles of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army 1942–1954’ is being screened for schoolchildren in cinemas of the city. ‘Memory Lesson’ has already started for high school pupils of Halytskyi district.
The successful development of educational programs for children and youth is possible in Ukraine. It was proved by the organizers of ‘Arsenal of Ideas’, an innovative educational project (‘Mystetskyi Arsenal’ Charitable Foundation and ‘Mystetskyi Arsenal’ National Cultural Art Museum Complex). The presentation meeting was held at the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv.