How Could This Happen?

8232How could Buczacz, the European town that was home to Jews, Poles and Ukrainians for hundreds of years, be turned into a community of genocide in the early 1940’s? Using eyewitness reports, documents, and memoirs from that period, historian Omer Bartov answers this question in chilling detail as he describes how the Nazis recruited the Ukrainians to assist in annihilating their Jewish and Polish neighbors. As painful as this is to hear, it’s vital that these stories be told so that future generations don’t repeat the horrors of the past. Bartov’s talk, The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: The Murder of a Town in Eastern Galicia, is the latest presentation of the Holocaust Living History Workshop at UC San Diego.