of the international research project
“Frieden braucht Mut”
in L’viv, Ukraine 7-11.12.2006
Topic of research – II World War
Objective – understanding of the global essence of the human being
(objects of research) – 1. Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyc’kyj (1865 – 1944);
2. Academic Ihor Jukhnovs’kyj (b. 1925).
Participants 1. Kleines privates Lehrinstitut Derksen (Munich, Germany) – co-ordinator E. Wolf
2. Zespól Szkól Spolecznych im. Hetmana Jana Zamoyskiego (Krasnystaw, Poland) – co-ordinator E. Triuminska
3. L’viv Ukrainian Private Gymnasium (L’viv, Ukraine) – co-ordinator H. Sofins’ka
staff of gymnasium – N. Marko; N. Protsykevytch; W. Shumylo; O. Hablevytch; O. Klymash; A. Bowshek; Ja. Khimka; L. Mykhal’tchenko; M. Desjats’kova; M. Bilyj
7.12.2006 – “Peace needs fair”
After having breakfast and little conversation German and Ukrainian groups began their work in the frames of the project by visiting of the historical places, which are the witnesses of the crimes during the II world war:
1. memorial place, where L’viv professors were shot (Sakharova str.; responsible D. Butyter, 10th form);
2. monument to the victims of the Soviet terror (Bandery str.); prison (Lons’koho str.) responsible D. Butyter, 10th form);
3. place, where Ukrainian hostages were shot by fascists in 1941 (Doroshenka str.; responsible M. Kholodylo, 10th form);
4. prison “Brygidky” as a place, where a lot of L’viv citizens were shot in June 1941 (Horodots’ka str.; responsible D. Butyter, 10th form);
5. monument to ghetto’s victims (Tchornovola str.; responsible M. Kholodylo, 10th form);
6. memorial sign to the victims of the Soviet terror (Zamarstynivs’ka str.; responsible Z. Tchajkivs’ka, 10th form).
In the afternoon began an official meeting in the L’viv city council.
There were presentations of the participant’s groups and officials, which opened the project.
Among them where the followings:
- N. Oksentchuk – chief of the educational department of the L’viv city council;
- H. Sofins’ka – headmaster of the L’viv ukrainian private gymnasium;
- E. Wolf – teacher of history in Kleines privates Lehrinstitut Derksen;
- Je. Hryniw – head of the L’viv regional historical and educational organization “Memorial” named after V. Stus;
- S. Holubka – candidate of economical science, head of the chair of the international economy at the L’viv institute of the economy and tourism.
8.12.2006 – “Peace needs charity”
Meeting with researchers of the Ukrainian Catholic University, which was founded by Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyc’kyj, on the topic “Andrej Sheptyc’kyj as a giant of the human spirit”.
Participants took part in the conversation with A. Mykhajlek (Doctor of theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University) and S. Hurkina (co-worker of the Institute “History of Church”).
The topic of the research was connected with main dates of the personal and activity of the Sheptyc’ki’ family and the most famous of them – Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyc’kyj (conversation,
articles and video film).
Ukrainian group presents their researches:
- students of the 11th form:
Ì. Ivanets’ – “Social and civil activity of the Andrej Sheptyc’kyj”;
Kh. Ivantsiv – “Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyc’kyj and his influence on the formation of the of the youth’s consciousness”;
U. Pokhodsjajeva – “Testing by life and death”
- students of the 10th form:
S. Got’ – “Andrej Sheptyc’kyj and his contribution in the L’viv’s development”;
S. Zajtchenko – “Andrej Sheptyc’kyj and art school in L’viv”;
N. Fedyshyn – “Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyc’kyj and Jewish people” .
Although such students of the 8th and 9th forms as S. Halyts’ka; P. Katcharaba; R. Kernyts’kyj ; R. Gedz; Ja. Korol’; S. Rever and R. Tchytchers’kyj prepared and presented their interesting researches in the frames of the project.
Acquaintance with the personality of Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyc’kyj was continued in the St. George Cathedral.
There Sister Wolodymyra made an excursion in the capital place of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and spirit centre for the L’viv citizens, pearl of the classical architecture in Ukraine.
In the afternoon all participants visited the Univ Lavra (Peremyshljany distict), where they had interactive workshops “Traces of the Sheptyc’ki’s family”.
Univ Lavra (Dormition Monastery of the Studite Order of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) was chosen not by chance.
It was here in Univ during the II World War where priests and monks of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church were rescuing Jewish children from the flame of Holocaust, giving help to Ukrainian and Polish children.
They were doing it from the bottom of their heart, with the blessing and will of one of the Ukrainian nation ecclesiastical leaders in the 20th century – Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyts’kyj and his brother Archimandrite Klimentij Sheptyts’kyj.
In the evening participants continued the cultural acquaintance with L’viv city by visiting the L’viv academic theatre of opera and ballet named after S. Krushelnyts’ka and watching the opera of G.Verdi “Rigoletto”.
9.12.2006 – “Peace needs courage”
In the morning was held a meeting with the witnesses of the II World War on the topic “Dialogue of the generations: let preserve the memory of the heroes” in the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics.
First of all there were a presentation of the video film about life of I. Jukhnovs’kyj , made by A. Protsykevytch (10th form student).
There was a meeting with:
O. Ivankiv, chief’s assistant of the State committee “Institute of the national memory”
He represent the life and activity of the I. Jukhnovs’kyj as a hero of Ukraine and read a greeting’s letter of him to all participants of the project.
Ja. Hirnyk, secretary of the All-ukrainian veterans organization;
The topic of his interview caused his observations and feelings as a witness of the II world war.
A. Kulykivs’kyj, soldier of the Ukrainian Insurrection Army
He stressed the will of the Ukrainian to get the independence and to struggle against the oppressors.
L. Poljuha, soldier of the Ukrainian Insurrection Army, personal guardian of the General R. Shukhewytch
The key note of his interview was connected with special things of the foundation and activity of the Ukrainian Insurrection Army.
Ukrainian group presents their researches, which were dedicated to the global theme “Preserve a memory of heroes”:
- student of the 11th form:
S. Shpak – “First Ukrainian division “Halytchyna””.
- students of the 10th form:
M. Kholodylo – “Ghetto in L’viv city”;
Z. Tchajkivs’ka – “The map of fascists concentration camps”;
A. Nitefor – “L’viv under the fascist’s oppression”;
Ju. Hrab – “L’viv in the years of the II World War”.
Although such students of the 8th and 9th forms as N. Woznjak; Ju. Djakuntchak; S. Kujbida; O. Lenkovs’kyj; W. Syrotjak and K. Khrystosenko prepared and presented their interesting researches in the frames of the project.
In the afternoon all participants were divided into several groups, which main task was to prepare a collected information:
- to produce the schemes and maps, dedicated to the settlement of the fascist’s concentration camps, places, where civil people were shot;
- to produce the posters, dedicated the title and key note of the project;
- to produce the newspaper about the project’s activities and their results.
Workshops were held by such teachers of the L’viv ukrainian private gymnasium as I. Koval’; O. Kosartchyn; Kh. Skljantchuk and Ja. Khimka.
10.12.2006 – “Peace needs wisdom”
In the morning all participants made an excursion in the centre of L’viv city. The main task of this excursion was to make an acquaintance with the history and culture of the city and its central part, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has many architectural wonders and treasures.
In the afternoon all participants presented the results of the “ukrainian” part of the project, played different integrative games (moderator – S.Shpak, 11th form student), which were connected with such themes as “Personality of Metropolitan Andrej Sheptyts’kyj”;“L’viv city” and “II World War”, and watched a little performance, prepared by students of L’viv ukrainian private gymnasium.