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  • History of the Holocaust in Ukraine: Research, Education, Commemoration. Educational seminar-school

    On August 13-17, 2023, the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies held its annual educational seminar-school "The History of the Holocaust in Ukraine: Research, Education, Commemoration" in Kyiv. The seminar-school was attended by 25 teachers of history and other social studies from 14 regions of the country. 

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  • New publication: How to teach about the Holocaust after 24 February 2022

    We are glad to share the proceedings of the working group on “How to teach about the Holocaust after 24 February 2022”. Throughout most of the summer the participants have been working on recommendations for their colleagues who already teach about the Holocaust but might need advice on what should change with regard to the ongoing russian aggression war against Ukraine. Now the text is ready for wide professional audience.

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  • "How to talk about the Holocaust after February 24?" working group. First meetings.

    We held the first meetings of “How to talk about the Holocaust after February 24?” working group. The participants began preparation of the recommendations for colleagues concerning teaching the Holocaust in the context of ongoing war. The work takes place in groups, joint debates, discussions, and notes on an interactive board. This work is crucial for everybody who has taken part in first meeting, both for their own professional and personal development and sometimes emotional relief, as well as to create a useful advisor for colleagues.

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  • From the 5th to 26th July 2021 this year’s summer seminar-school “Holocaust history in Ukraine: studying, teaching, remembrance” took place

    On the 26th of July this year’s summer seminar-school “Holocaust history in Ukraine: studying, teaching, remembrance”, which has been supported by the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities (VAAD) and the Yad Vashem Memorial (Jerusalem), ended

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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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  • Educational seminar-summer school on the Holocaust history in Ukraine, Lutsk

    Educational seminar-summer school on the Holocaust history in Ukraine took place in Lutsk. As usual during the seminar participants attended lectures on the following topics: peculiarities of the Holocaust history in European context (Anatolii Podolskyi)

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  • Educational seminar-summer school on the Holocaust history in Ukraine, Zhytomyr 2018

    2-7 July 2018 in Zhytomyr the annual seminar-school took place, titled “History of the Holocaust in Ukraine: Studies, Education, Commemoration.” 

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  • Annual educational seminar-school in Holocaust studies and teaching about the Holocaust, Mykolayiv 2017

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, in cooperation with Yad Vashem (Jerusalem) and under the support of the Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine, Vaad of Ukraine and the Eurasian Jewish Congress held on 25 – 30 June 2017 the annual seminar-school in Holocaust studies and teaching about the Holocaust. This year the seminar took place in Ochakiv, near Mykolayiv.

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  • Annual Educational Seminar-School in Holocaust Studies and Teaching about the Holocaust, Chernivtsi 2016

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, in cooperation with Yad Vashem (Jerusalem) and under the support of the Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine, Vaad of Ukraine and the Eurasian Jewish Congress held on 30 June – 5 July 2016 the annual seminar-school in Holocaust studies and teaching about the Holocaust.

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  • Annual Educational Seminar-School in Holocaust Studies and Education in Ukraine Kirovohrad, 18-23 August 2015

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, in cooperation with Yad Vashem (Jerusalem) and under the support of the Eurasian Jewish Congress and the Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine held on 18-23 August 2-15 in Kirovohrad their annual seminar-school in Holocaust Studies and Education in Ukraine. The seminar gathered up to 30 participants, teachers of history and humanities from 13 oblasts of Ukraine as well as representatives from Belarus and Moldova.

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  • Educational Seminar-School in Holocaust Studies and Education in Ukraine. Chernihiv, August 2014

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem and under the support of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and the Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine held in summer 2014 its annual seminar-school in Holocaust studies and education for Ukrainian teachers of history and civics. The seminar took place in Chernihiv and gathered educators from 12 regions of Ukraine.

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  • Annual Seminar in Holocaust Studies and Education, Poltava, 2013

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UCHS) in cooperation with Yad Vashem Authority in Jerusalem and Euroasian Jewish Congress held on 30 June - 5 July 2013 the annual educational seminar in issues of Holocaust history and education for teachers of history and humanities. This year teachers from all over Ukraine and also Belarus and Moldova gathered in Poltava, Ukraine. Moreover, participants of 2013 had a chance to take part in an experiment: for the first time the annual seminar by UCHS lasted for 6 days, more than twice of the usual length.

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  • Annual Seminar for History Teachers, 2012

    This year Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies held their traditional annual educational and methodical seminar in Holocaust Studies and education in Khmelnitsky on 4 - 6 June 2012. As always, it was aimed at teachers of history and humanities of Ukrainian secondary schools.

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  • Educational and Methodical Seminar in Holocaust History for Ukrainian Secondary School Teachers, Cherkasy, Ukraine

    In 2012, after repeated invitations from our good colleagues, the annual seminar in Holocaust history was held in Cherkasy. Our friends, local educators, did a lot to help with organizing and content issues. But besides good colleagues the UCHS needed also financial support to run the event. And such came from the Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine.

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  • Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies announces education-methodical seminar in Holocaust history

    UCHS in cooperation with Yad Vashem Authority (Jerusalem) announces for summer 2011 an education-methodical seminar in the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine and issues of Holocaust education in Ukrainian schools. The seminar is aimed at teachers of history and civics of Ukrainian secondary schools. During the seminar exchange will take the form of lectures, discussions, trainings and guided tours to cover various aspects of the Holocaust history on Ukrainian lands and in Europe, specially focusing on policies of totalitarian regimes towards Jews, Nazi genocide against Jews, resistance movement, Ukrainian-Jewish relations in pre-war time and during the Holocaust, ideology of Nazi anti-Semitism etc. Part of the discussions will also touch upon methods of Holocaust education in the secondary school

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  • Seminar for History Teachers in Kremenets, 2010

    On 22- 23 August 2010 Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies held an educational and methodical seminar on the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine and issues of teaching about this topic. The seminar was organized for teachers of history and humanities of Ukrainian secondary educational establishments.

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  • 2nd Educational-methodical Selective Seminar for Ukrainian History Teachers

    From 20-22 August 2009 the second "Educational-methodical Selective Seminar for Ukrainian History Teachers" took place in Yaremche, Ivano-Frankivsk region due to the financial support of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF).

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  • Scientific-methodical seminar for history teachers from the Eastern Ukraine

    15-16th of August 2008 Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies with the support of the International Task Force, in cooperation with the Yad-Vashem Authority (Jerusalem) All-Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History, Civic Education and Social Studies "NOVA DOBA" organises in Kharkiv a scientific-methodical seminar for history teachers on Holocaust studies and education. Teachers from 6 eastern regions of Ukraine (Chernigiv,Sumy,Donetsk,Lugansk and Kharkiv) will take part in this seminar totaling to 25-30 participants. Lectures, workshops and round-table discussions on the history and modern historiography of the Holocaust on the territory of Ukraine, comprehension of this topic in literature and philosophy, modern methodology of teaching the Holocaust will be included in the programme of the seminar.The lectures will be delivered by the best teachers of this topic, scholarls and teachers-methodists

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  • “Educational-Methodical Seminar on the History of the Holocaust for Ukrainian Schoolteachers” from 26th to 28th August

    The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust studies announces the “Educational-Methodical Seminar on the History of the Holocaust for Ukrainian Schoolteachers” in Mukachevo. The main tasks of this seminar are to explain the reasons for the Holocaust, why it happened, its terrifying content, consequences and to give a guideline to the teachers, what and how to teach, if they are teaching about the Holocaust at their lessons.

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  • All-ukrainian teachers' seminar

    On February 9-11th, 2006 Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies under the support of the Yad Vashem - the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority (Jerusalem), Fund ICHEC and International Task Force are conducting an educative-methodical seminar on Holocaust History in Ukraine in Lviv. 45 teachers from various cities of Ukraine have been chosen as participants. Lectures and workshops were given by specialists from Ukraine, Great Britain, Israel, and Germany.

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  • International Seminar for Educators in Lublin (Poland)

    On 16.06-21.06 2024, the international seminar Unveiling "Aktion Reinhardt": A Multi-Perspective Exploration, at which the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies was represented by Anastasiia Mikheieva and Lesia Yurchyshyn.

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  • Research and methodological seminar for educators in Lviv

    On 15-16 June, we met with more than twenty participants - mostly teachers from Lviv - to discuss the memory of the Holocaust, other cases of genocide on Ukrainian territory, and the current challenges of working with these topics.

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  • History of genocides in Ukraine: studying the experience and challenges of the present. Seminar in Kyiv

    On 12-13 June, a research and methodological French-Ukrainian seminar History of genocides in Ukraine: studying the experience and challenges of the present was held in Kyiv. It was organised by the Shoah Memorial (Paris) and the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies (Kyiv) with the support of the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies.

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  • Educational Materials “Nazi Genocide against Roma in Ukraine, 1941-1944”

    The tragic fate of Roma people during WWII still remains largely unknown in Ukraine and generally in Europe. The new educational materials play an important role in returning Roma history and culture into the history and culture of modern Ukraine, unveiling Roma cultural heritage and the tragic events of WWII genocide against them.

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  • (No) Children’s Stories Exhibition returned to Chernivtsi

    In May-June 2024, Chernivtsi once again invited the interactive exhibition (No) Children’s Stories. This time, it was hosted by Chernivtsi Gymnasium No. 17, and initiated by history and law teacher Varvara Bodnariuk. The students of 7-9 grades volunteered to host the exhibition and during the month of the event, they gave tours to more than 400 people, including students from their school, other schools in the city, and even the mayor of Chernivtsi and a foreign delegation from Dusseldorf (Germany) with the mayor of the city.

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