The Preservation of Holocaust Memory during the War in Ukraine

  • Anika Luteijn


On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation illegally invaded the free and democratic nation of Ukraine. Amidst the devastating destruction and bloodshed, Ukrainian civilians and officials have been fighting hard to preserve their nation’s culture and history from the invaders who wish to erase all trace of Ukraine’s unique identity. This fight includes the preservation of Holocaust memory in Ukraine. After a missile strike severely damaged the Drobytsky Yar Holocaust monument in Kharkiv in March 2022, the question has been raised of how to effectively preserve Holocaust memory during times of modern warfare. To attempt to answer this unprecedented question, it is necessary to refer back to the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine, the decades long fight for proper Holocaust memorialization, and what is currently being done by Ukrainians as they fight to protect their homeland, their history, and their cultural identity.

How to Cite
Luteijn, Anika. 2024. “The Preservation of Holocaust Memory During the War in Ukraine”. the Ascendant Historian 3 (June), 74-77.