The Khmelnytsky Uprising, the Image of Jews, and the Shaping of Ukrainian Historical Memory

  title={The Khmelnytsky Uprising, the Image of Jews, and the Shaping of Ukrainian Historical Memory},
  author={Zenon Eugene Kohut},
  journal={Jewish History},
This article traces how a stock image of the Jew developed in the early modern Ukrainian historical narrative. According to this image, the Jew was a rapacious, deliberate, and, at times, even independent exploiter of the Ukrainian people who lorded over them controlling and openly mocking the one true Orthodox faith. Elements of this image were present in the seventeenth century, but it solidified only in the late eighteenth, in the wake of a renewal of the Uniate problem, the continuing… Expand
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