Boris Czerny is professor of Russian literature and civilization at the University of Caen, member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is the author and translator of numerous books including Irina A. Khorochounova, Kyiv Notebooks, 1941-1943. Diary of a Russian librarian during the German occupation; presented, commented and translated from Russian by Boris Czerny, preface by Georges Bensoussan, Paris, Calmann-Lévy - Mémorial de la Shoah, 2018