Daria Cherkaska, a PhD researcher from the Centre of Archaeology, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship for young Holocaust scholars.
Daria was selected via a competitive process to take part in the Holocaust Young Scholars Workshop “Testimonies of Neighbors as a Source for Research about Nazis Crimes”, organised by Yahad-In Unum, in connection with her research project “The application of forensic archaeological methods for Holocaust studies in Ukraine”.
On 14th of March 2019, Yahad – In Unum marked the start of the fellowship programme by holding a workshop in Paris. As part of the workshop and fellowship programme, six researchers from Ukraine, Germany, France, Poland and UK have been granted access to the unique collection of oral history testimonies of the Holocaust, collected by Yahad-In Unum throughout Europe. In addition, workshop participants will be assisted by members of the Yahad – In Unum team for the entire duration of the 8-month project. At the end of the project, the fellowship holders will present their research results at a public conference and through an exchange with specialists from different countries.
Yahad-In Unum (YIU), meaning “together” in Hebrew and Latin, was created in 2004 by Father Patrick Desbois. Starting in Ukraine, its main aim is to collect testimonies of eyewitnesses and to identify and document sites of the mass murder of Jews, Roma and others in Eastern Europe (inc. in Ukraine, Poland Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania and other locations).