Institute for Contemporary History, Munich


Marco Carynnyk is a writer, editor, translator, and historical researcher. As a writer he has published poetry and articles and essays on literature, film, and 20th century history and politics. His historical studies are concerned with the famine of 1933 in Ukraine, with Soviet and German politics in Ukraine in the 1930s and 1940s, and Polish-Jewish-Ukrainian relations.

As an editor and translator, Carynnyk has published translations of the writings of the filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko and has lectured on Dovzhenko at the Venice Biennale, Harvard University, and the Dovzhenko Studio in Kyiv. Other major translations by Carynnyk include fiction, poetry, and Soviet dissident memoirs. His latest publications include Foes of our Rebirth, a study of Ukrainian nationalist discussions about Jews between 1929 and 1947, Jews, Poles, and Other Scum, a biographical sketch of the Ukrainian nationalist leader ivan Klymiv, and The Palace on the Ikva, an account of events in Dubne in the Volhynia between September 1939 and June 1941.

Carynnyk's most recent periods of research were spent at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Archiwum Panstwowe in Przemysl (Poland), and the central State Historical Archive and the Institute of the Curch History at the Ukrainian Catholic University in L'viv. He has also worked in archives and libraries in Canada, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.

At the Intstitut für Zeitgeschichte, Mr. Carynnyk has conducted research on Ukrainians, Jews and Poles in Eastern Galicia and Volhynia in 1939-1941.