Lunchbox Lecture: Resisting Repatriation: Redefining National Belonging in Ukrainian Displaced Persons Camps, 1945-1951
Hall of Democracy Auditorium

By Jennifer Popowycz, Leventhal Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of War and Democracy
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

Watch on Vimeo, or for the first time since our re-opening, attend the lecture in person in the Hall of Democracy Auditorium!

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Following the conclusion of World War II, an estimated 200,000225,000 Ukrainian displaced persons (DPs) refused to return home despite considerable pressure by occupation forces, national governments, and international agencies. This presentation will examine the ways in which Ukrainian DPs resisted involuntary and voluntary repatriation and will explore how the process challenged postwar resettlement policies, altered international definitions of citizenship and refugeedom, and redefined Ukrainian national belonging.

This program is free and open to the public; however, registration is required to attend in-person at the Museum and is limited to 50 people. The program will also be livestreamed to Vimeo and Facebook with no capacity limits, and recordings will be available to re-watch at the conclusion of the program.

If you have any questions, please email Maggie Hartley, Assistant Director of Public Engagement, at

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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