Marci Shore is Associate Professor of History at Yale. Her most recent book is The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe. (June 2014)


Rescuing the Yiddish Ukraine

Shloyme Skliarskii, Bershad, Ukraine, 2009. Marci Shore writes, ‘With a bullet in his left arm, Skliarskii climbed a fence and ran through fields of wheat, leaving a trail of blood’ to escape the massacre in his village in 1942.

In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

by Jeffrey Veidlinger
A quarter-century after the end of the cold war, Europe finds itself facing a moment of truth with Russia. At stake most immediately is Ukraine. Once again, as during Nazism and as during Stalinism, the European periphery has become the center of European history. In February we saw a climax …