„Wir haben sie lange gesucht“: Drobizki Jar, 1941–2016

This article pursues a twofold goal: Based on the recent interdisciplinary theoretical approaches that emphasizes spaces of the Holocaust, it reconstructs the history of Drobytsky Yar as the site of the extermination of Kharkov Jews and as a place of remembrance in the Soviet era and in the last three decades. Secondly, the article analyzes the representation of the Holocaust in Kharkov in Jan Himmelfarb’s novel Sterndeutung and contextualizes his work in post-Soviet literary space. This double epistemic movement makes it possible to work out the complexity of Drobytsky Yar as a Holocaust and post-Holocaust space.

Author(s): Natasha Gordinsky

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