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Remembering My Grandmother from Ukraine

Today we are all Ukrainians

Grandma Sarah from Rozhyshche, Ukraine in 1996. Photo by Author.

I wanted to title this article, “Remembering My Ukrainian Grandmother.” But that would have been whitewashing a complicated history.

My grandmother was born in Rozhyshche, in what is now western Ukraine. It’s a small town about 15 miles north of Lutsk and about 50 miles from the Polish border.

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