Blitz has been working with
archivists in the following archives, Kamenets-Podolski, Khmelnitsk,
Zhitomir and Odessa. At this time, due to different ongoing situations, we
have been having much difficulties working to complete searches.
The situation in Ukraine is not stable at this time. There was a disorder related to the Presidential elections about two months. Now with the new President, the structure of administration has been changing. To add to this instability, there are problems with electricity, as has been the case in the last few years. Our Blitz office in St. Petersburg has had problems with e-mail communications to our Ukrainian researchers in Kamenets-Podolski, Khmelnitsk, Zhitomir, Odessa. One of our Ukrainian researchers told us that some archival employees fear participating in commercial works at this time. However, most likely this fear will pass with time and when the political situation calms down.
We can only hope and be patient with works in this region. Blitz will post updates on this situation as they become available. For inquiries on this or research questions, please contact Elena Tsvetkova, St. Petersburg office, or Kristin Nute, California office.