Tetyana Pastushenko

PHD in History, leading researcher at the Institute of History of Ukraine under the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, chief of interdepartmental lab at the Centre of oral history of the History Department under the Kyiv National University, and member of the Ukrainian Association of Oral History. 

Graduate of the Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

In 1989-2004 worked at the National History Museum dedicated to the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 (currently the WW2 Ukrainian history museum).

In 2007 Pastushenko defended her PHD thesis titled “Ukrainian Ostarbeiters: recruitment, forced labour, and repatriation (historical and social analysis based on the data from the Kyiv oblast).”

In 2004 Pastushenko started working at the WW2 Ukrainian history museum. She mainly focuses her research on the following, the Nazi occupation regime, international forced labour in the Third Reich, life of prisoners at concentration camps, Soviet POWs, Stalin’s purges during WW2, culture of remembrance of WW2, and oral histories.

She has authored a number of research articles and popular science publications, organised exhibitions and museums displays, supported internet sites, and coordinated scientific workshops and lectures which popularise oral history.