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Newly Digitized Recordings at the Vernadsky Library in Kiev Echo the Lost Ukrainian-Jewish Past

4 monthes ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

Historical narratives are built around artifacts-preserved and frail relics from past epochs. Mythology erupts in the absence of such relics, and it is the sort of absence that doesn't let one alone. Celebrating its first centennial this year, the Jewish Archive at the Vernadsky Library in Kiev is, perhaps, one of the oddest crossroads of history and mythology: It is filled with incredible artifacts of the Eastern European Jewish past, and yet, it hangs suspended within a cognitive void, in the absence of the community that engendered these artifacts. Growing up in Ukraine, the notion that...
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