Krystyna Shapovalova

Krystyna Shapovalova | Photo: private
Krystyna Shapovalova | Photo: private

"Protection of the military hospital" (2016)

In October 2016, twenty-four award winners from EUSTORY competitions met at a History Camp in Georgia. For this occasion they prepared posters about their projects and findings which were displayed in the National History Museum in Tbilisi.

My competition entry was about the protection of monuments of culture in Ukraine. I was a volunteer and helped the team from the Dnipro to protect the investigation concerning the protection of the military hospital, where during the Second World War doctors saved the lives of the soldiers who defended their homeland from invaders.

How did you decide on your topic?
I chose this topic because I care about the history of my country, especially during the Second World War. The Dnipro area is the place where I was born, so it’s very important for me. Also, I was interested in this topic because there is a large number of abandoned and ruined monuments of culture in Ukraine, which we strive to restore.

How did you react when you came upon surprising points during your research?
A surprising discovery for me was that this hospital  was single in the city, and a large number of wounded from the whole region was delivered there. Difficulties faced by the group, was the fact that the hospital needs a lot of cost for its reconstruction. But we specifically conducted this action and appealed to local authorities and to the concerned citizens. And thanks to the volunteers  work on the restoration of the building will be started in the near future.

Take a closer look at Krystyna’s poster here.

For her project about the protection of the military hospital, Krystyna was awarded in the Ukrainian history competition.

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