World War II was the largest armed conflict in the history of humankind. Two military-political blocs - the Axis powers and the United Nations (Allies) opposed to each other. Europe and East Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the Atlantic, and the Pacific were involved in combat actions. Ukraine was one of the battlegrounds where the hottest fighting of the World War II took place. Until the last day of the war, September 2, 1945, Ukrainians fought on various fronts of the global conflict.
The exhibition "Ukrainian Second World War 1939-1945" for the first time represents the Ukrainian dimension of the World War II - from September 1, 1939, when the Ukrainians in the Polish Army began to fight Hitler's aggressors, until the last shots in the Far East - in the war with Japan. The focus of the exhibition is, first of all, Ukraine and the role of Ukrainians in the World War. And most importantly: the contribution of the Ukrainian people to the victory over nazism. On all fronts: from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
The exhibition "Ukrainian Second World War" was created by joint efforts of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory and the Center for the Study of the Liberation Movement.
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