A Book Discussion | The Pacification of Galicia in 1930: A New Interpretation from the Sources

20 December 2021

TIME 10:00 AM (MST, UTC-6) | 12:00 PM (EST, UTC-4) | 7:00 PM (EET, UTC+2)
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The book discussion will be also live-streamed on the CIUS Facebook page 

We are pleased to announce a next in our series of book discussions and launches of recent publications in Ukrainian studies organized by the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research and the CIUS Press. The series concentrates on books in English and Ukrainian sponsored by the Centre, including its Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society in Lviv, and/or published by the CIUS Press. The organizers of this series are Professor Frank Sysyn, director of the Centre, Professor Yaroslav Hrytsak, director of the Program, and Dr. Marko R. Stech, director of the CIUS Press and Scholarly Publications. 

This event will be devoted to the discussion of the “Pacification,” a campaign of repression conducted by the Polish authorities against the Ukrainian population of Galicia in the summer and autumn of 1930, based on the recently published Ukrainian-language book ‘The Pacification of Galicia in 1930: Documents’. The book was edited by Roman Wysocki and published in the series Ukraine. Europe: 1921–1939 with the support of the Peter Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society at the CIUS. 

Based on the documents he has assembled, Roman Wysocki has proposed a new approach towards the subject. He maintains there was no planned OUN “sabotage action.” On the contrary, the “Pacification” was an action planned by the Polish government in order to gather more support before parliamentary elections that were held in October 1930. 

The discussion will be conducted by Professor Yaroslav Hrytsak. He will interview Professor Roman Wysocki (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland) who compiled and edited this collection; Myroslav Czech (Warsaw, Poland) the coordinator of the series Ukraine. Europe: 1921–1939; and Dr. Roman Skakun, author of the Ukrainian-language “Pacification”: Polish Repressions in Galicia, 1930” (UCU, 2012).

The discussion will be held in English and Ukrainian with simultaneous translation. 

For a limited time, the book Пацифікація Галичини 1930 року: Документи. Том 1 is on sale at a 25% discount on the CIUS Press website.