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  • The official position of the UCHS on the «Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center»
  • School-seminar "The Holocaust history in Ukraine: research, teaching, memories"
  • The new publications of the Center
  • Ukraine's cultural and scientific community's appeal on the ...

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  • Bulletin «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 2 (62), 2020

    Dear colleagues! The fresh issue of information-pedagogical bulletin of UCHS «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 2 (62), April-June, 2020 has been published.

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  • Memories of the ongoing war

    On the 7th of August 2020, the Educational Human Rights House in Chernihiv hosted a discussion on the importance of remembrance culture nowadays. It has been seven years since the military conflict in Ukraine started, and it has already become a part of our history. The knowledge of these events is contributing to the national heritage and political culture. How to preserve the memories of the events that happened in the past and are happening right now? What can we learn from the examples of the Holocaust remembrance and commemoration of other horrible events that took place in the twentieth century?

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  • News from the project "Babyn Yar: memory against history’s background.

    We are glad to introduce the new chapter of the Teachers' interactive guidebook "Memorable dates". Now there are more than 66 materials available for teachers, including readymade lessons, practical and educational sessions, quests, etc. that concern memorable dates. The activities we offer can be applied to classes dedicated to those dates. We will monthly post notifications about the upcoming dates to be commemorated with regards to the Babyn Yar history materials.

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  • "The Holocaust and city: space of murders – space of destruction"

    The first issue of the urban studies journal "City: history, culture, society" has been published. The issue is called "The Holocaust and city: space of murders – space of destruction" and covers the topic of the Holocaust in urban spaces.

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  • The official position of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies on the «Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center» (BYHMC) activities and projects

    Dear colleagues,

    During July and August, the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre has been sending out the information of their cooperation within a shared project with the pro-Russian foundation Babyn Yar Memorial Center.

    The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies takes a stand against the activities of this organization in Ukraine. All of you are conscious citizens who are capable of making their own decision on whether to participate in the project or not (as well as the other projects of this organization). However, we at the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies find it important to remind the alumni of our projects and events of our position to boycott the private foundation projects financed by Russian donations

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  • Annual Education school-seminar "The Holocaust history in Ukraine: research, teaching, memories", 2020

    On the 15th-29th of July 2020, the first part of the Education school-seminar "The Holocaust history in Ukraine: research, teaching, memories", an annual project held by the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies, took place. This year we received more than 70 applications from teachers, university professors, museum workers, and educators from 14 oblasts of Ukraine; 24 of them were chosen to participate in the seminar. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the seminar happens in two steps: the first online part was conducted in July, and the second one will happen in Autumn, either online or in Kamianets Podilskyi.

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  • The new publications of the Center

    We are glad to present the two new issues published by the Center that were earlier announced at the 20th Medvynskyi National Ukrainian competition for school students "History and lessons of the Holocaust":

    "Let us remember. History and lessons of the Holocaust. The works of young researchers"

    "Let us remember. History and lessons of the Holocaust. The works of young artists"

    The winners of the competition this year will receive the issues by post, as well as the researchers and artists who contributed to the creation of the issue.

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The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UCHS) was established in 2002. It is a non-governmental organization founded in partnership with I. Kuras Institute for Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The main directions of the UCHS's activities embrace Holocaust research and Holocaust education. The research direction comprises regional aspects of the Holocaust on Ukrainian lands; reflection of the Holocaust in the mass-media of the Nazi-occupied Ukraine; Nazi ideology and the mechanisms of its implementation, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, comparative research of the Holocaust and other cases of genocide. The UCHS holds scholarly conferences and seminars on these issues. In frames of the educational activities the UCHS consults Holocaust history teachers of secondary schools and higher educational establishments, promotes the creation of curricula and manuals on the Holocaust, organizes annual competitions of students' research and art works. Alongside with the main working directions the UCHS is actively involved into publishing and has its own periodical editions: semi-annual scholarly journal "Holocaust and Modernity" and bi-monthly informative-pedagogical bulletin "Lessons of the Holocaust". The UCHS also participates in international projects in alliance with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

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