Research

Prof. Dr. Olga Radchenko

Since November 2022 Fellow at the Dubnow Institute.

Studied German at the Mikhail Lomonosov State University, Moscow. Doctoral studies at the Bohdan Khmelnitski State University, Čerkassy. Dissertation topic: »Intourist in Soviet Ukraine: structure, personnel, focus of activity (1960/80).« Interpreter, translator, scholarship holder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Research stays at the Institute of Contemporary History, Munich (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure EHRI), the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder (Erasmus-Mundus program) and the German Historical Institute Moscow (DAAD). Olga Radchenko was involved in the research work for the development of a new permanent exhibition of the history of Buchenwald Concentration Camp and the exhibition »Dimensions of a Crime« (Berlin-Karlhorst, 18 June to 3 October 2021).

Research interests

  • Holocaust in the Central Ukraine
  • Jewish refugees in the Ukraine, 1939–1941
  • Ukraine in German-language travel literature

Publications

Monographs

Polski gromadiany – biženzi v URSR, 1939–1941. Istoryčni narysy[Polish Citizens – Refugees to URSR, 1939–1941. Historical essays],Čerkassy: vyd-vo Čabanenko, 2018 (Ukr.) (together with Victor Bilous).

Intourist v Ukraine 1960/80: Mezdu krasnoi propagandoi i tverdoi valutoi [Intourist in Ukraine 1960/80: Between the red propaganda and hard currency], Čerkassy: vyd-vo Čabanenko, 2013 (Rus.).

Essays and Articles

The NS-Policy of “Endlösung der Judenfrage” and the Soviet Medical Staff among the Jewish Prisoners of War in Central Ukraine, in: The Holocaust in Ukraine – EHRI Document Blog Special Thematic Series [Weblog], 26 January 2023.

Getrennte jüdische Familien dies- und jenseits der deutsch-sowjetischen Demarkationslinie 1939–1941, in: Wiebke Lisner et al. (eds.), Familientrennungen im national-sozialistischen Krieg. Erfahrungen und Praktiken in Deutschland und im besetzten Europa 1939–1945, Göttingen 2022, 280–307.

Nichtjüdische Frauen und der Holocaust in der Ukraine (1941–1943). Wahrnehmung und Handlungsoptionen, in: Vincent Streichhahn/Riccardo Altieri (eds.), Krieg und Geschlecht im 20. Jahrhundert. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven zu Geschlechterfragen in der Kriegsforschung, Bielefeld 2021, 165–186.

Ethnic Tourism from Canada and the United States to Ukraine in the Context of the Cold War, 1950s–1980sm, in: Russian Studies in History, 59 (2021) nr. 3, 226–247.

VOKS-Travel Guides 1925–1929. From Classic Baedeker to Bolshevik Propaganda, in: Slavonic Review, 2 (2021), 315–339.

»My zyvem v strashnoie vremia«. Sudba semii Igielnik po materialam ličnoi perepiski i arkhivnogo sledstvennogo dela [»We live in a horrible time«. The fate of Igielnik Family after the personal and archive investigation files], in: Zeev Levin (ed.), Evreiskie beženzy i evakuirovannye v SSSR,1939–1946. Sbornik statei, dokumentov i svidetelstv, Jerusalem 2020, 125–136 (Rus.) (together with Victor Bilous).

Jüdische Nisko-Deportierte in der Sowjetunion, in: Christine Schindler (ed.), Nisko 1939. Die Schicksale der Juden aus Wien, Wien 2020, 229–249.

Memorials of the »Great Patriotic War« in Soviet Ukraine as a Resource of Tourism, in: Narodopisne revue, 2 (2020), 142150.

Jewish Forced Labor on Road Construction between Uman and Kirovohrad, 1942–1943, in: Holocaust and Modernity. Studies in Ukraine and the world, 17 (2019), nr. 1, 48–74 (Rus.).

Rodstvenniki i znakomye kollaborantov v Zolotonoše – svideteli ili součastniki Holokosta? [Relatives and friends of collaborators in Zolotonoša – witnesses or bystanders in Holocaust?], in: Proceedings of conferences 2015/16. Association »Šаmir«, Riga 2016, 337–349 (Rus.).

Ukrainische Kriegskinder. Gespaltenes Gedächtnis im Spiegel der Zeit, in: Francesca Weil/André Postert/Alfons Kenkmann (eds.), Kindheiten im Zweiten Weltkrieg, Halle (Saale) 2018, 374–393.