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Andrii Bolianovskyi

Senior Fellow (03/2023 – 08/2023)


Structural Genocide and Instrumentalization of Anti-Semitism: SS, Police, Security Services of the National Socialist Germany, Their Auxiliary Structures and the Holocaust in Ukraine, July 1941-July 1944


Andrii BolianovskyiThe main subject of the project is the occupation police structures of National Socialist Germany in Ukraine 1941–1944. Special attention is paid to the comparative analysis of the use of Ukrainians, Russians, so-called ethnic Germans and persons of other nationalities in the police structures of the Third Reich in the National Socialist occupation policy.

The aim of the research is to examine the organisational structure, leadership, numbers, functions and powers of the German police and their auxiliary forces in the system of preparation and implementation of the Shoah in Ukraine. Numerous previously unknown documents from archives in Ukraine, Germany, Israel, the United States, Poland, Russia and Austria are used for the study for the first time.


Andrii Bolianovskyi, research associate at the Ivan Krypyakewych Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the National Academy of Sciences in Lviv. He specialises in (Western) Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Russia in the first half of the 20th century, and his research interests include Holocaust studies, nationalist movements, mass violence and genocide, interethnic conflicts, and war crimes.


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