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The Heretics' Hour: Hitler and the Slavs, 6

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Ukrainians and their relationships with their neighbors through the centuries. How did Ukraine become Slavic? Just how extensive was Hitler's role in the sufferings of Ukrainians in 1941-44?

  • The Goths, the Huns and the Khazars all settled in the area at different times;
  • The Varangians (Scandinavians) arrived around 880 and created the most powerful state in Europe: Kievan Rus;
  • It was devastated by a 13th Century Mongol invasion and eventually succeeded by the state of Galicia-Volhynia;
  • Lithuanians and Poles controlled vast estates in Ukraine, the Cossacks led an uprising and Russians moved into the Crimea;
  • Hitler reunites Eastern Galicia and Volhynia with Ukraine
  • What led to the violent ethnic cleansing between Poles and Ukrainians in Volhynia 1943;
  • Why the spirit of extreme nationalism contradicted the concept of the Slavic nations and National Socialist Germany fighting the Soviets together.

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