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  • Bulletin «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 3 (63), 2020

    Dear colleagues! The fresh issue of information-pedagogical bulletin of UCHS «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 3 (63), July-September, 2020 has been published.

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  • Series of webinars on the topic: Memory of Babyn Yar

    We´re excited to announce that the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies begins a new series of webinars on 29th October 2020. As the first webinar of eight, it offers information about the Memory of Babyn Yar, such as new methods for teachers using the possibilities of distant and mixed learning.

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  • “Hitler´s Furies. German Women in the Nazi Killing fields”

    The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies published an Ukrainian edition of Holocaust scholar Wendy Lower´s Book “Hitler´s Furies. German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields”.

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  • 80 Stumbling Stones for 80th Anniversary of Babyn Yar Tragedy.

    The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies invites teachers and students, non-formal education institutions, NGOs working with young people and educational centers from Kyiv to join our commemorative project dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar Tragedy “80 Stumbling Stones for 80th Anniversary of Babyn Yar Tragedy.

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  • Webinar "Work of memory. Working with memorials"

    September 25, 2020, the webinar "Work of memory. Working with memorials" dedicated to the 79th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy was organized for teachers from Kyiv.

    The webinar was held by the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies and supported by Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University Postgraduate Studies Institute.

    The head of the Historical and Social Studies department, prof. Felix Levitas and the head of the UCHS, Dr. Anatolii Podolskyi delivered speeches on essential matters concerning working with collective memory.

    The host of the meeting Olha Limonova (the Formal Education department coordinator) involved the participants in a discussion regarding the Babyn Yar memorialization and shared different teaching techniques the participants could use with their students to commemorate the victims of Babyn Yar.

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  • An additional call to participate in the 2nd workshop "Learning from the past – acting for the future. Studying the Holocaust history and human rights

    The workshop is organized by the Olga Lengyel Institute (New York) and the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, and co-financed by the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund (the Hague). The workshop aims at improving the level of Holocaust history teaching and human rights education in Ukraine.

    The participants are expected to have experience in teaching Holocaust history together with motivation to continue teaching the Holocaust history and human rights after the workshop.

    Participation in all events of the workshop is mandatory! The workshop will be held online.

    The registration deadline is October 16, 2020.

    We will confirm the acceptance of all participants by October 20, 2020.

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  • Educational conference in Zaporizhzhia

    September 10, 2020, the Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Studies of the Zaporizhzhia regional council, in cooperation with educational space InschoollHub hosted "Lifetime studying as a condition for developing a competitive personality" Zoom-conference as a part of the Adult Education Week. Researchers, officials, and educators had spoken on different opportunities and resources of formal and nonformal education for teachers.

    The opportunities and resources provided by the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies were presented by Olha Limonova, Formal Education Department coordinator.

    The conference involved more than 70 educators (heads of educational institutions, educators, and teachers of social studies) from all over Ukraine.

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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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