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What Happened in Ukraine during the Battles and Holocaust of World War II?

September 17, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


The recent Russian military assault on Ukraine has evoked comparisons with the German invasion during the Second World War. The similarities and differences between these two brutal events, however, can only be understood through a careful historical analysis of how Hitler and other Nazi leaders set out to conquer Ukraine—and how the Soviet regime organized its reconquest of Ukraine. Distinguished historian Gerhard Weinberg will explain the policies and fighting that devastated the Ukrainian people and culture in the 1940s. Join us to understand why this historical legacy remains important as Ukraine now struggles against the aggressive, invading forces of another dictatorial regime.


German Plans and Hopes for the Conquest of Ukraine and Their Initial Implementation, Including the Holocaust

Fighting and Conquest in 1941–42

Soviet Reconquest and Expansion of Ukraine in 1942–45

Gerhard L. Weinberg is William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus. He is an internationally known expert on all aspects of World War II and author of numerous books, including the comprehensive, award-winning masterwork A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II.


9:30am-3:00pm, Saturday, September 17. The tuition is $125 to attend in person or $75 for virtual viewing. The optional lunch on Saturday is $20.

UNC Students can attend for free, but pre-registration is required. Discounts are available for UNC faculty, & staff. To register as a UNC Student, Staff, or Faculty, see our Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here.

*Registration for this event closes on September 16 at 3pm*

Click here to register  or call us at 919.962.1544. 

In-person registrants will receive a packet containing suggested readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. Virtual participants will receive an email with background materials about 1 week before the program and a Zoom link the day before the program.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks are recommended, but not required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


September 17, 2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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