Школа української мови та культури у Львові

Фотографії Львова. Панорама Львова

Ukrainian heritage and the anthropology PhD work in the GB – we are happy to introduce you Elena Liber!

Дата :Жов-7-2017 Категорія: Блог

My name is Elena Liber and I am a PhD student from London doing research in L’viv, Ukraine. My paternal grandmother lived through the Holodomor as a child and both of my paternal grandparents were Ostarbeiters taken as forced labour from Ukraine to Germany during the Second World War. After the war they moved to the UK where I grew up. Growing up I was surrounded by stories of Ukraine and the war which gave me a keen interest in the history of Ukraine and my Ukrainian heritage. This interest is what motivated me to carry out research in Ukraine.

I first travelled to Ukraine in November 2016 for several months and again in July 2017 for another few months. During my time in Ukraine I have been studying Ukrainian language, visiting many museums and historical places and doing interviews. I have learnt a great deal during my time in Ukraine and I have made some really good friends who have made me feel very welcome. L’viv is an incredibly interesting city with a fascinating history and culture and I am very glad to have had the opportunity to live here and spend time with the people I have met.

My Ukrainian grandparents survived forced labour camps in Germany during the Second World War

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