Tarik Cyril Amar. The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015.

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Alexandra Wachter

Keywords

Ukraine, Lviv, Memory Study, Urbanism, Nationalism

Abstract

Present-day inhabitants of Lviv often combine a certain nostalgia for their city’smultinational past under Habsburg rule with a stress on its Ukrainian nature. ThatUkrainian Lviv was created at the expense of the Jewish population murdered by theGerman occupiers and their local collaborators during World War II and the Polishpopulation expelled by the Soviets afterwards, is not part of the city’s official identity.And reflections on the Soviet period are often reduced to black or white narratives—either presenting Soviet rule as a criminal occupation committed by externalperpetrators or celebrating Soviet victory over fascism, Polish bourgeois oppression,and backwardness.
DOI: 10.25285/2078-1938-2018-10-1-135-138
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