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In addition to oral testimony dealing with Ukrainians who assisted Jews during the Second World War, the UCRDC has a collection of photographic and textual records concerning this issue.  This includes memoirs and original documentation from Ukrainians who were involved in safeguarding Jews, as well as press and journal articles related to the topic, and bibliographies listing relevant material compiled by the UCRDC.

Examples of the materials available at the UCRDC include:

1. The Shkilnyk Archive

Dr. Michael Shkilnyk was actively involved in the rescue of Jews during the Second World War. His family donated files documenting his story and the story of others who were involved in such heroic acts

2. Saved by Sheptyskyj

During the Second World War, Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytyskyj helped dozens of Jews find refuge in his monasteries and even in his own home.

3. Bibliographical Resources

A collection of bibliographies compiled by UCRDC researchers on the topic of Ukrainians and Jews, and on the historical and current connection they share.

There are other resources available beyond the UCRDC's holdings such as a documentary filmed in Poland, Ukraine, and Israel that relates the story of Holocaust survivor Shimon Redlich. In the film, he returns to places from his childhood and reflects on his struggle to survive during the Second World War. The English-lamguage film also features archival footage from the 1948 Yiddish film “Unzere Kinder”, where Shimon plays a small role as a child actor.

The film, “Shimon Returns”, can be viewed online at https://www.kanopy.com/product/shimons-returns

Since Yad Vashem began honouring non-Jews who helped save Jews during the Holocaust, many Ukrainians have found themselves the recipients of this honour. A list of the Righteous Among the Nations from Ukraine, honoured by Yad Vashem, can be found at https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/pdf-drupal/ukraine.pdf . Also see https://www.yadvashem.org/righteous/statistics.html .

More Ukrainians than those listed in Yad Vashem assisted their Jewish neighbours. An explanation why they were not listed on Yad Vashem, as well as more information about  Ukrainians who helped Jews during the Second World War, can be found in the talk by Dr. Igor Shchupak, Director of Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Museum of Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine.  The talk, “They Saved Other People's Children Risking Their Own”, can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFpZW8AZ_k&t=7s .

4. Ukrainian - Jewish Relations links

  1. Newspaper Articles

  2. Links

  3. Others Publications

Textual and Photographic Records