Whether you choose to explore some of our 264 Ukrainian interviews online (which range from 15 to 35 pages), or would like to read the five interviews we offer in edited versions, allow us to make a few points about oral history interviews in Ukraine.Special thanks to of our interns, Anne Godard of Lyon and Nils Braune of Munich, who did the editing, and thanks to staff member Lauren Granite for reviewing their work.Extra special thanks to those who conducted these interviews between 2001-2007: Ella Levitskaya, Ella Orlikova, Zhanna Litinsksaya and Natalia Fomina.We begin with what makes an oral history interview in the former Soviet Union different than one conducted in other European countries.All of Centropa’s interviewees (1,320 of them) were born between 1918 and 1935. Those who grew up in the interwar Baltic states, in Central Europe and in the Balkans had this in common: they could live religiously observant lives. Some grew up in orthodox homes, some were moderately observant, others not observant at all. They had a choice.Not so in the Soviet Union. Founded in 1922, one of the key tenants of the USSR was to create an atheist society, and with this fact in mind, let us now summarize the events, themes and dates that you will find mentioned in most, if not quite all, of our Ukrainian interviews.