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Photo Exhibition and Talk: 24/02. An Event to Commemorate the War against Ukraine

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On February 24, 2023 – marking one year since Russia's full-scale invasions of Ukraine – Deutsch Amerikanisches Institut Sachsen (DAIS) will hold a panel discussion in cooperation with the American Space of the Leipzig University Library to consider the social and cultural disruptions wrought by the war. Women in war will be one thematic focus, as women's perspectives on war often remain underexposed. Furthermore, panelists will discuss experiences of displacement, changing notions of security, and how the war and its ramificitaions are perceived in regions such as eastern Germany.


  • Lisa Füchte (Moderatorin, GWZO Leipzig)
  • Prof. Dr. habil. Anna Gaidash (Visiting Professor from Borys-Hrintschenko-University/ Leipzig University)
  • Olena "Lucy" Zoria (America House Kyiv/ Odessa)
  • Alona Biriuk (American Studies Student from Ukraine, DAIS Alumna)
  • Julia Hozakowska (Consul, US Consulate General Leipzig)

After the panel discussion, the photo exhibition "Ukrainian Portraits" will be shown. Although we see the terrible images of the war in Ukraine almost daily, the people who had to flee from the war are often not represented. Almost eight million people have fled the war in Ukraine since then, and almost 10,000 of them are now living in Leipzig. Each of these people has their own view of the war, their own history, family, friends and dreams. The photo exhibition sheds light on five individual stories of Ukrainian refugees in Leipzig. The refugees can also be heard in detail in the podcast called "Ukrainian Voices" from 24 February.

The event is in English, registration is requested via DAIS's Website.

February 24, 2023

7 pm

Bibliotheca Albertina
Beethovenstr. 6
04107 Leipzig

Entrance is free, registration is requested

Panel with: Prof. Dr. habil. Anna Gaidash, Alona Biriuk, Julia Hozakowska, Lisa Füchte und Olena "Lucy" Zoria

The event will take place in English.