The meeting was organized by Nataliia Horbach, Head of the Department of Ukrainian Literature and Valentyna Nikolaienko, Deputy Dean in educational work for students of all courses and masters with a historian, candidate of historical sciences and a translator from Polish Yehor Vradii.
The historian Yehor Vradii presented to the students of the philological faculty a book of artistic character “Apte: The Unfinished Tale”. It is based on the history of the life of the Jewish youth Ryszard Apte (1925-1942), which he translated from Polish, who, together with his mother and father, was hiding in a local ghetto during the Nazi occupation. In the west, they noted that the tragedy of the Jewish people does not need to be told only in numbers, it is appropriate to include the stories of individuals here, in order to show the scale of the tragedy with specific examples.
The book “Apte: The Unfinished Tale” by Polish writers Potra Hlukhovskoho and Martyna Kovalskoho is an attempt at an artistic and documentary reconstruction of the last four years of this talented guy Apte from Krakov, who suffered the tragic trials of World War II, Nazi occupation and the Holocaust. Yehor Vradii not only made the book available for reading, but also opened to the Ukrainian reader the little-known pages of the past, which partly concern him.
At the end of the event, the translator and professional historian Yehor Vradii discussed with students who had already read the book, answered their questions and presented three copies of the book to active listeners.