Yuri Radchenko

Yuri Radchenko is the director of the Center for Research on Interethnic Relations in Eastern Europe (Kharkiv, Ukraine). He is currently working on his project "Andrii Mel’nyk: the OUN Leader’s Life History and the Memory of Him and His Movement".

Yuri was a post-graduate student at the History of Ukraine Department at the V. Karazin Kharkiv National University. His dissertation dealt with “Nazi Genocide of the Ukrainian Jews in the Military-Administered Area (1941-1943)”.

He was granted numerous fellowships, among others: Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies, L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundation post-doctoral fellowship.

Yuri has recently completed his monograph Hilfspolizei, Self-government and the Holocaust in Ukrainian-Russian-Belorussian Borderland: Motivation, Identity, Collective Portrait and Memory (forthcoming).

His academic interests include history of the Holocaust, Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the years 1920-1940, collaboration with Nazis in Eastern Europe and history of radical right-wing movements in Europe in the interwar decades (1920s-1940s).

During his five-month GEOP Research Fellowship, Yuri will continue to work on his project devoted to Andrii Mel’nyk and OUN (m) during WWII and afterwards.

Yuri Radchenko will be in residence at POLIN Museum and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute from April to July 2020.


The GEOP Research Fellowship is offered by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in cooperation with the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute within the framework of the Global Education Outreach Program. This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

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