Sunday, July 25, 2010
Ukraine Taras Hunczak The Global Museum on Communism Event
The Global Museum on Communism Opens Ukraine Exhibit
The Global Museum on Communism has officially opened an exhibit devoted to Ukraine under Communism. Ukraine's suffering at the hands of Stalinism represents one of the most infamous chapters in the history of communism. From 1932-1933, the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin attempted to exterminate the Ukrainian people by starving an estimated 10 million people to death in what is known as the Holodomor.
The Ukraine exhibit features a timeline of events in Ukraine from the Bolshevik revolution to independence, biographies of major Ukrainian figures, and a study of the effects of communism on the people of Ukraine. Professor emeritus Taras Hunczak of Rutgers University is the author of the exhibit.
The opening of the Ukraine exhibit follows closely the first anniversary of the unveiling of the Global Museum on Communism.
The Ukraine exhibit can be visited at www.ukraine.globalmuseumoncommunism.org.
Taras Hunczak (Ukrainian: Тарас Гунчак; born on March 13, 1932 in Pidhaytsi, near Tarnopol, Poland, now Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine) is a professor emeritus at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He lectures in Ukrainian, Russian, and East-European history.
Dr. Hunczak has written extensively on Ukrainian history, the twentieth century in particular.
Early life and education
Dr Hunczak gained his undergraduate degree at Fordham University, New York in 1955. He gained his Master's Degree in 1958, also at Fordham. In 1965, he earned his Ph.D. at the Vienna University.
Dr. Hunczak began lecturing at Rutgers University in 1960. Between 1960 and 1984 he was a member of the Rutgers University Senate. He became Professor Emeritus in 2004.
From 1991, Dr. Hunczak has also been a professor at the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv.