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300 students‘ essays published online | Photo: NOVA DOBA
300 students‘ essays published online | Photo: NOVA DOBA

What Do Young Ukrainians Associate with War? Insights into a Pedagogical Project to Expand Historical Narratives

NOVA DOBA, the All-Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History, Civic Education and Social Studies, launched the project »(No) War Heroes. Reinforcement of the history of Ukrainian Forced Labourers and Prisoners of the World War II in the historical narrative of Ukraine«. It aimed at providing occasions as well as teaching material for a multiperspective reflection of the topic including notions of Holocaust, flight, collaboration, resistance as well as nationalisms and ethnic conflicts, starting from individual biographies.

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Krystyna Shapovalova | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Krystyna Shapovalova | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Helping to Restore an Old Military Hospital

As a volunteer Krystyna helped in the preservation of historical monuments in the Ukraine. The city of Dnipro, where she was born, once was a hub for the Soviet military industry. Nowadays, heritage buildings like the military hospital which Krystyna is helping to preserve, are crumbling away.

Take a look at what Krystyna said in her competition entry.

Yuliia Pidluzhna | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Yuliia Pidluzhna | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Ukrainian Example of Historical Research

As a volunteer Yuliia helped in the preservation of historical monuments in the Ukraine. She found that buildings of German colonists in Donetsk are still in excellent condition. Take a look at what Yuliia said in her competition entry.