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Kalb, Marvin L.

Summary: Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, traces how the Crimea of Catherine the Great became a global tinder box. The world was stunned when Vladimir Putin invaded and seized Crimea in March 2014. In the weeks that followed, pro-Russian rebels staged uprisings in southeastern Ukraine. The United States and its Western allies immediately imposed strict sanctions on Russia and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 KAL

Judah, Tim

Summary: "From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine. Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians fight one another on a second front--the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.086 JUD

Stalcup, Ann

Summary: Describes pysanky, the traditional folk craft of decorating Easter eggs as carried on by women in Ukraine, a country on the northern edge of the Black Sea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 745.594 STA

Higginbotham, Adam

5 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Lüsted, Marcia Amidon.

Summary: Describes the events of what scientists accept as the worst nuclear disaster in history, with emphasis on the environmental effects on the immediate area and the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.1799 LUS

Masih, Tara Lynn

Summary: "A riveting story of courage and strength in the face of Nazi terror ... about Hanna, a young Jewish girl, age 14, from a small Ukrainian village and how she and her family survived the Holocaust and eventually emigrated to America."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandel Vilar Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MAS

Summary: They are known around the world as the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems. Their weapon of choice is their bodies, which they place front and center in protests around the streets of Kiev, where the group began, and all across Europe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC I

Siegal, Aranka.

Summary: Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 1981

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943.905 SIE

Summary: Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missle advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RUS

Applebaum, Anne

Summary: "In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second Russian revolution--which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

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Humeniuk, Pavlo.

Contents: Oi ia sobi kozak lepkii = I'm a good looking Cossack -- I ia toe divcha liubliu = I love this girl -- Iak zachuiu kolomyiku = When I hear the Kolomyika -- Ukrainske wesilia, part 1 = Ukrainian wedding -- Ukrainske wesilia, part 2 = Ukrainian wedding -- Winkopletyny = Garland weaving ceremony -- Zaruczyny = Engagement celebration -- Poprawiny, part 1 = Party after the wedding -- Poprawiny, part...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Arhoolie Folklyric 1993

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/EUROPEAN HUM

Summary: This documentary follows Oksana Shachko and the activities of renowned topless female activist group, FEMEN.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2015

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Summary: A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the "tribe". (imdb.com) An undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf. It unfolds through the non-verbal acting and sign language from a cast of deaf...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TRI

Friedman, Henry

Summary: "When the family was liberated by the Russians after eighteen months in hiding, Henry, at age fifteen, was emaciated and too weak to walk. The Friedmans eventually made their way to a displaced persons camp in Austria where Henry quickly learned to wheel and deal, seducing women of various ages and nationalities, and mastering the intricacies of the black market. In I'm No Hero, he faces with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Washington Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 FRI

Menon, Rajan

Summary: The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. It has undermined European security, raised questions about NATO's future, and put an end to one of the most ambitious projects of U.S. foreign policy -- building a partnership with Russia. It also threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on issues ranging from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.086 MEN

Summary: A young American man, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly broken English, journeys to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA EVE

Heller, Fanya Gottesfeld.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Devora Publishing 2005

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Bannister, Nonna

Contents: Boarding the train -- Baby Sarah -- Before the Holocaust -- Move to Taganrog -- Move to Rostov-on-Don -- A day in the park -- The depression in Russia: Stalin's power -- Winter vacation with babushka at the dacha -- Our journey by train -- Homecoming welcome -- Our fun time begins -- Christmas church service -- Christmas Day 1932 -- Reflections on childhood -- Back to reality: 1933 -- Troubled...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 BANNISTER, NONNA BAN

King, Charles

Summary: Describes the vibrant Black Sea port city of Odessa and the thriving Jewish population that included Alexander Pushkin, Isaac Babel, and Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky, and examines the mass murders of the Romanian occupation during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.7 KIN

Bannister, Nonna

Summary: For half a century, a terrible secret lay hidden, locked in a trunk in an attic... photos, official documents, and scraps of a diary written by a young girl. The time has come when I must share my life story... some facts from the past that could make a contribution, however small it may be, to the history of mankind. The Secret Holocaust Diaries is a haunting eyewitness account of Nonna...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Oasis Audio 2009

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Pinkham, Sophie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "This captivating and original narrative blends politics, history, and reportage in a street-level account of a vexing and troubled region. In the tradition of Elif Batuman and Ian Frazier, Black Square presents an evocative, multidimensional portrait of Ukrainian life under the shadow of Putin. In vivid, original prose, Sophie Pinkham draws us into the fascinating lives of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 PIN

Summary: After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EAR

Summary: Leopold Socha is a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day he encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IN

Summary: In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO