Dr. Victoria Khiterer

My area of specialization is the history of Jews in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 19th – 20th centuries, and the Holocaust.

Current Activities

I am an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at Millersville University, Pennsylvania.

I am currently working on my books Echo of Babi Yar: Memorialization of the Holocaust in Kiev and Seekers of Happiness: Jews and Jazz in the Soviet Union.

The 35th Millersville University Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide will be on April 11-13, 2018. The conference theme is Holocaust and Genocide Trials.

35th Conference Program (.pdf file)

Recent Books




Jewish City or Inferno of Russian Israel? A History of the Jews in Kiev before February 1917 (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2016), 492 pp.



ISBN-13: 978-1618114761

ISBN-10: 161811476X






















Jewish Pogroms in Kiev during the Russian Civil War, 1918-1920 (Lewiston, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2015), 144 pp.


ISBN-13: 978-1495503757

ISBN-10: 1495503755






Editor, The Holocaust: Memories and History. (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), 415 pp.

August 2014 Book of the Month at Cambridge Scholars Publishing



ISBN-13: 978-1443854771

ISBN-10: 1443854778





Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Academic Program: History August 2008 from Brandeis University. Dissertation title: “The Social and Economic History of Jews in Kiev before February 1917.” Advisor: Professor Antony Polonsky.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History 1996 from the Russian State Humanitarian University, Moscow, Historical Archives Institute. My dissertation "Documents of Jewish History Kiev's Archives, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries" was published in April 2001.

1995-1996 Student at the Program for Senior Educators From the Former Soviet Union at The Melton Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora which is part of the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1991-1992. Student at the Jewish History Lecturer Training Course at the Rabbi J. H. Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora of the Bar Ilan University and the Association for Jewish Studies and Jewish Culture in the CIS.

B.A. 1992 from the Kiev State Pedagogical Institute.


I am fluent in English and Hebrew. I am a native speaker of Russian and Ukrainian.

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf file)