“Day 2 of the Congress is off to a wonderful and interesting start with a fascinating presentation by Mr. James Temerty C.M. about the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative.
Mr. Temerty explained the desire to strengthen and build Ukrainian-Jewish relations. He explained that the initiative is looking into the common elements of Ukrainian-Jewish history, and seeking to examine the intricacies of Ukrainian-Jewish historical relations.
The initiative is looking into numerous historical incidents such as Khmelnytsky, Petliura, the Holodomor and the Holocaust.
As Mr Temerty said,
“There can be no history of Ukraine without Jews, and no Jewish history that doesn’t involve Ukraine. This initiative will put a modern European face on Ukraine and will help neutralize Moscow’s trouble-making initiatives between Ukrainians and Jews.”
Posted by Taras Zalusky
Ukrainian Canadian Congress