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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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  • Seminar for history teachers in Kryvyi Rih

    On September 6th-7th, 2020, Mykhailo Marmer Museum of Jewish Culture and the Holocaust History in Kryvyi Rih hosted an educational and methodological seminar for history teachers "Ukrainian society and memories of the Holocaust". The event was delivered in cooperation between the Ukrainian Center for the Holocaust Studies (UCHS, Kyiv), Mykhailo Marmer Museum, and NGO Keter (Kryvyi Rih) supported by the Education and Science Department of Kryvyi Rih city council executive committee.

    The event also included a meeting of the school teachers with professional historians involved in researching the Holocaust history, who study the old teaching techniques and develop the new ones.

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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 20th-anniversary national Illya Medvynskyi Students Competition "History and lessons of the Holocaust". The winners

    On the 15th-17th of May 2020, the 20th-anniversary national Medvynskyi Students Competition "History and lessons of the Holocaust" took place in Ukraine. This year the competition was somehow unusual; due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions in Ukraine, we organized the competition online. All the events and defense sessions were conducted via anonline platform Zoom. This year we received around 60 students' works, including researches, artworks, literary, and video works. Thirty-eight participants made it to the final. Congrats to all the winners of the competition!

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  • Series of online webinars "Babyn Yar: memory against history’s background." are publicly available now.

    In April and May 2020, the Ukrainian Center for the Holocaust Studies conducted a series of educational webinars as a part of the online resource project "Babyn Yar: memory against history’s background." that consists of a virtual exhibition, a documentary and an Interactive guidebook for teachers. The recordings of the webinars are available on the YouTube account of the Center

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  • "Protecting memory"/ "Memory network" project is proceeding to the next phase

    We are glad to inform you about the continuation of the "Protecting memory" project in the new format and want to share the information about the initiative the Ukrainian Center for the Holocaust Studies has been working on for years.

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  • "Babyn Yar: memory against history’s background." The teachers' projects contest results

    On Remembrance and Reconciliation Day, the Ukrainian Center for the Holocaust Studies is glad to announce the results of the competition of thematic lesson plans as a part of the "Babyn Yar: memory against history’s background". We received 23 applications from 20 participants. The five jury members were divided between 6 categories (the authors of the project and academic advisers). Twenty of the works have been published in the Teachers' interactive guidebook

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  • Seminar-presentation of an online tool against discrimination “Stories that Move” in Poltava.

    On 26-27 February 2020 in Poltava lecturers and coaches of Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies and educational center “Tolerspace” worked with secondary school and vocational school teachers on a two-day seminar-presentation of an online tool against discrimination “Stories that move”. Together with coaches they found out about the tool and its potential, methods of mixed education, visible thinking education and safe space creation. Separate sessions were dedicated to direct work with educational modules

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  • Seminar-presentation of an online tool against discrimination “Stories that Move” in Cherkasy.

    The first Seminar-presentation of an online tool against discrimination “Stories that Move” was held on the December 12-13, 2019 in Cherkasy First City Gymnasia https://cutt.ly/Pe6wY3r

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  • International Project “Protecting Memory”. Opening ceremonies of the memorials (autumn, 2019)

    On 16-19 of September 2019, the opening ceremonies of nine sites of memory, information stands and open-air exhibitions about the Holocaust took place in Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia regions (oblasts). These openings summed up three-year work done in the frames of the “Protecting Memory” project. Opening ceremonies of the sites of memory and information stands were held in Berdychiv, Khazhyn, Barashi, Samhorodok, Chukiv, Lypovets, Vakhnivka and Plyskiv. Earlier this year, six more sites had been opened on the mass graves of Roma and Jews.

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  • Seminar-presentation of an online tool against discrimination “Stories that Move”

    On the 21 and 22 of August 2019 a two-day seminar-presentation of an online tool against discrimination “Stories that Move” took place in Sumy.

    School teachers of history, languages, information technology, as well as school psychologists participated in the seminar. Together with trainers they learned about the platform and its’ possibilities; blended learning approach; visible thinking routine; safe space technique.

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  • Jewish contemporary education in Ukrainian society

    From the beginning of July 2019 Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies takes part in partner project “IE-Tomus” (Jewish Traditional Education in Modern Ukrainian society) which is carried our by the Center for Jewish Education of Ukraine with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

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  • “Protecting memory” project. Opening of the sites of memory dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust and Romani genocide

    On 18-20 June 2019 opening ceremonies took place in six sites of memory out of 17 which are planned to be built in 13 localities within the “Protecting memory” project.

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  • Seminar in the frames of the “Protecting memory” project

    On 4-7 of April 2019 within the “Protecting memory” project the educational and methodological seminar for teachers took place in Kyiv. Teachers from Vinnytsisa, Volyn, Lviv and Zhytomyr regions participated in the meeting.

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  • New interactive resource for the multipliers

    We are happy to present a new interactive resource – a guidebook for a teacher about Babyn Yar and the multidimensional history of this tragic place.

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  • Presentation of Robert Kuwalek’s book in Lviv

    On the 4th of December 2018 Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies presented a new book in Lviv – the Ukrainian translation of the monograph by Robert Kuwalek “Death Camp in Bellec”. Among the participants were friends and colleagues of Robert Kuwalek, scholars, teachers, representatives of the local Jewish community.

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  • “Protecting Memory” project event in Kyiv

    On 21-23 of December 2018 Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies held the final educational event for teachers and pupils from Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia regions in Kyiv within the project “Protecting Memory”. During the three days’ seminar teachers and pupils discussed the history of Jews in Ukraine and the traditions of commemorating the Holocaust victims. Natalia Otrishchenko conducted a workshop on the work with the witnesses and oral history. Participants of the seminar visited Babyn Yar for a guided tour by Olha Limonova and they honored the memory of the murdered.

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  • “Protecting Memory” project – an advanced seminar in Zhytomyr

    On 27-28 of October 2018 Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies held an advanced educational and methodological seminar for teachers and pupils within the “Protecting Memory” project in Zhytomyr. During a three-day seminar teachers and students attended lectures on the Holocaust history, discrimination and prejudice, culture and traditions of Jews in Ukraine. The participants watched and discussed films, worked with historical sources, and learned to perform public presentations. They also visited sites of Jewish history in Zhytomyr and surroundings and continued development of their own projects.

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  • Teaching guide for the exhibition «Babyn Yar: Memory against History’s Background»

    On August 20-21 the first working meeting took place in a new project about the creation of a teaching guide for the virtual exhibition « Babyn Yar: Memory against History’s Background » ( http://memory.kby.kiev.ua/ ) Researchers of the culture of memory in Ukraine, teachers and methodologists from Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities take part in the project.

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  • “Jewish Children of Ukraine – Victims of the Holocaust” Exhibition in Kherson Region December

    The city of Tsuriupynsk, Kherson oblast, namely Tsuriupynsk School # 2 with advanced foreign language learning hosted on 7-12 December the exhibition “Jewish Children of Ukraine – Victims of the Holocaust”, a local Ukrainian constituent of the “Anne Frank – a History for Today” exhibit. 

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  • Teaching guide for the exhibition «Babyn Yar: Memory against History’s Background»

    On August 20-21 the first working meeting took place in a new project about the creation of a teaching guide for the virtual exhibition « Babyn Yar: Memory against History’s Background » ( http://memory.kby.kiev.ua/ ) Researchers of the culture of memory in Ukraine, teachers and methodologists from Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities take part in the project.

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  • Seminar in Vinnytsia in the frames of the project «Protecting Memory» (August 14-17, 2017)

    On August 14-17 the second in-depth educational and methodological seminar for teachers took place. During the seminar, the participants attended lectures about the history of the Holocaust, peculiarities of Nazi antisemitic propaganda. Also they presented their own projects, discussed the difficulties of their implementation and possible ways of overcoming these difficulties. Moreover, the participants who took part in the previous stage of the project «Protecting Memory» presented their gains, shared their experience and gave some advice

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  • Entangled history as a perspective for non-formal education

    Krzyowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe under the support of Erasmus+ have held a training for educators and multiplies under the title “Entangled history as a perspective for non-formal education”. 2 participants from Poland, Germany and Ukraine have come together to develop a number of workshops for a guidebook using the “entangled history” methodology.

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  • Local seminars within the new project on dissemination of educational materials against antisemitism and antigypsyism

    Two seminars in Kyiv on 21-23 October and 4-6 November 2016 launched the new two-year project of Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies aiming at dissemination of educational materials against antisemitism and antigypsyism for Ukrainian in-service teacher training institutions and local departments of education. It also aims to encourage cooperation and exchange between formal and informal teacher training programmes in Ukraine.

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  • Travelling exhibition “Jewish Children of Ukraine – Victims of the Holocaust”

    In September-November 2016 the travelling exhibition “Jewish Children of Ukraine – Victims of the Holocaust” visited gymnasiums in Goshtscha (Rivne oblast), Cherkasy and Mishkovo-Pogorilove (Mykolayiv oblast).
    While the schools ordered and hosted the exhibitions, the students from these schools tried themselves in the role of guides for their peers and outside visitors.

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  • Exhibition on the genocide of Roma in Transnistria

    During 2015-2016 the German organization Bildungswerk für Friedensarbeit (Education for cooperation) was carrying out a project focused on the history of Roma genocide in the so called “Transnistria” – the region between the Dniester and the Southern Bug rivers that was occupied by Romania during the Second World War.

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  • Mobile Exhibition “Jewish Children of Ukraine – Victims of the Holocaust” Travelling the Country in January – April 2016

    An educational mobile exhibition “Jewish Children of Ukraine – Victims of the Holocaust” prepared by Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with Anne Frank House Museum is travelling Ukraine again.
    The exhibition tells about the fate of Jewish children on the territories of Ukraine occupied by German and Romanian armies during WWII. The schedule is coordinated by N. Kolpachenko, a history teacher.

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  • “Tolerance – Lessons of the Holocaust” Program: A Seminar in Minsk

    On 27-30 October Minsk hosted a seminar on teaching about the Holocaust within the framework of a programme by Eurasian Jewish Congress “Tolerance – Lessons of the Holocaust”. Among the participants were 29 schoolteachers, museum associates, educators, college teachers from all over Belarus.

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  • “Tolerance – Lessons of the Holocaust” Program: A Seminar in Bishkek

    A seminar within the EAJC programme “Tolerance – Lessons of the Holocaust” took place on 17 – 20 February in Kyrgyzstan. It was organized by Kyiv bureau of Eurasian Jewish Congress under the support of the Claims Conference. The seminar gathered teachers of history and humanities from local schools, methodologists and education officials, informal educators. Traditionally, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies was a partner in organization and conduction of the seminar.

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  • “Protecting Memory”: project activities in 2014

    The project “Protecting Memory: Protection and Memorialisation of WWII Jewish Mass Graves in Ukraine” started in our country several years ago and successfully continues into 2014. Owing to the support of German Federal Foreign Office the educational component of this project is also developing.

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  • Continuous cooperation within the programme "Tolerance - Lessons of the Holocaust" (September - October 2012)

    Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) in cooperation with Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies and local partners have held a series of educational seminars for teachers within the EAJC programme "Tolerance - Lessons of the Holocaust". The seminars were held for teachers of history and humanities of secondary educational establishments of Moldova and Georgia and Armenia.

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  • Minsk hosted a seminar within the programme "Tolerance - Lessons of the Holocaust"

    On 17-19 August 2012 Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) in cooperation with Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies and Union of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Belarus have held an international educational seminar in Minsk. The seminar was a part of the EAJC programme "Tolerance - Lessons of the Holocaust" and gathered teachers of history and humanities of secondary educational establishments of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

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  • Educational study trip for Swedish teachers

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with and under the support of Swedish Committee against Antisemitism (SKMA) and in partnership with the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv) have held an international educational study trip for Swedish, Polish and Romanian teachers and researchers on the Holocaust. The seminar dealt with the history of Ukrainian Jews and the Holocaust in Ukraine. Main focus of the two-fold seminar was on the history of Jewish communities of Eastern Galicia. Ukrainian part of the seminar took place on 29 July – 3 August around Lviv region. After that the participants went off to Poland, where they are to explore the memorial sites of Majdanek and Belzec.

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  • «Fair play» - a seminar for youth against racism in football

    26 – 27 May 2012 Kyiv is hosting a seminar under the title “Fair Play”, which concerns combating racism in football.
    The seminar is aimed, specifically, at representatives of EURO 2012 volunteer organizations, fan clubs and relevant journalists. It has been organized by Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with the No Borders Project and under the financial support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine and the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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  • The Holocaust History and Human Rights.

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with the All-Ukrainian educational programme “Understanding Human Rights” and under the support of Matra Foundation and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine announced the conducting of a new project for 2011/2012.
    The project “The Holocaust history and human rights” is aimed to research the possibilities of integration of teaching Human Rights and the Holocaust History. The First educational-methodical seminar within the scope of the project took place on the 25-27th of November 2011 in Kyiv.

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  • Project Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance

    Teaching tolerance in multicultural Europe and world is one of the challenges posed by modernity. In 1995 the UNESCO General Conference Resolution passed the Declaration on the Principles of Tolerance and the first decade of the XXI century was pronounced by the UN "The International Decade for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the Earth".
     

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  • Guide-training sessions

    On 8 September - 3 October Kyiv dwellers and guests will be able to see the exhibition "Shoah by Bullets: The mass shooting of Jews in Ukraine in 1941-1944". The exhibition, created by Memorial de la Shoah following the research by f. Patrick Desbois, is presented in Ukraine owing to the support of Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
     

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  • Seminar in Holocaust Education for History Teachers of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Moldova

    June 28-30, 2009 in Kyiv Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with Euro-Asian Jewish Congress held an international seminar in frames of the EAJC programme "Tolerance - Lessons of the Holocaust". The seminar embraced advanced history teachers from secondary schools of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Moldova and aimed at experience exchange between educators in Holocaust studies. The three days of the meeting effectively combined practical work, lecturing and round-table discussion. Most of the time was given to workshops and presentation by the participants of their plans and ways of teaching the Holocaust at school.

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  • International Seminar on Methodologies of Holocaust Education for History Teachers of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Moldova

    From June 28 - 30, 2009 the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UCHS) together with the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) and in cooperation with the Russian Fund "Holocaust" conducted an international seminar on methodologies of Holocaust Education for history teachers in Kiev, welcoming participants from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Moldova. It was held in frames of the program "Tolerance - Lessons of the Holocaust", initiated by EAJC

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  • BETol Educational Seminars

    In the late June 2009 Kherson and Uzhgorod hosted educational-methodical seminars in frames of all-Ukrainian Project "Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance", officially launched in Ukraine in April 2009.The seminars were devoted to methodology of using newly published project books in tolerance education and in combating anti-Semitism, xenophobia and discrimination. The series embraced seminars for five target groups: teachers, school administration, students, librarians, journalists.

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  • European Days at the Gymnasium of Oriental Languages in Kiev

    Tuesday, 12th of May 2009 was one of the so-called "European Days" at the Gymnasium of Oriental Languages in Kiev. As the name suggests, those days were devoted to the promotion of knowledge about the European Union. During this week every day the pupils are given the possibility to get to know the separate member states of the EU, their peculiarities, as well as their interaction and relations by creating several posters or making exercises, for example, connected to this topic. Of course, it was also thought to foster the understanding of multiculturality and societal heterogeneity, in general generating awareness of how important it is for Ukraine as a state, as well as a whole society to be geared to the European Union and its values, respectively. 

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  • Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance

    April 14, 2009. The Center for Civic Education in cooperation with the Association of Headmasters of Ukraine under the support of MATRA programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Kingdom, Anne Frank House and Central and East European Book Publishing Fund (Amsterdam) and in alliance with Ukrainian partner-organizations, among which is Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, launched an official presentation of the project "Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance".

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  • Summer school as the part of international project "Encountering Memory"

    On the 5-8th of August 2008 All-Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History, Civic Education and Social Studies "NOVA DOBA", Institute for Visual History at South California University, Victor Pinchuk Fund in cooperation with Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies organised a summer school for history teachers from all the regions of Ukraine in frames of the project "Encountering Memory". 

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  • Ukrainian Version of Anne Frank Guide

    The Dutch multi-lingual Anne Frank Webguide, which is an interactive educational complex comprising information on the history of Anne Frank and the national wartime history of the countries-participants of the project as well as a number of activities for students' independent work, will be launched in Ukrainian. 

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  • Teachers' Seminar in Ternopol

    A new cycle of teachers' seminars was launched in Ternopil on January 26, 2008 in frames of the third phase of the project "Tolerance and Holocaust Education in Ukraine (2007-2009)" under the support of Anne Frank House and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands Kingdom. 

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  • Meeting of Ukrainian and European students

    On the 30th of September a meeting between pupils of the Browari gymnasium and the international winners of Eustory history competition from Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and Rumania together with the executive director of Eustory, Gabriele Woidelko took place in the assembly hall of the Institute for Political and Ethno National Studies. 

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  • Summer School “The Holocaust in Khmelnitzkiy region: “Survivors and witnesses, Oral History practice” from 16th to 23rd August

    The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies is proud to announce the seminar “The Holocaust in Khmelnitzkiy region: “Survivors and witnesses, Oral History practice”, which will be held in Kamenets-Podolsky. Head of the project is Tatyana Velichko. This summer school is dedicated to deepen knowledge of Holocaust history, find out peculiarities of the holocaust in Khmelnitsky region and learn to use the potential of oral history in holocaut studies.

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  • Second Field School on Oral History “The Holocaust through Non-Jewish Testimonies”

    On 16-23 August 2007 Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies held the Second Field School on Oral History “The Holocaust through Non-Jewish Testimonies” in Khmelnitskiy oblast. The participants were chosen among pupils, students, graduates of Ukrainian universities on the competitive basis. Participants represented Dnipropetrovsk National University, Zhitomir Economic-Humanitarian University, National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, International Solomon University, Kyiv State Institute for Art and Design named after M. Boychuk.
    The aim of the field school was to gather source material on the Holocaust in Khmelnitsky oblast using the oral history method

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  • Educational Travel Seminar on the History of Ukrainian Jews and the Holocaust in Ukraine

    From June 11th until the 21st of June the Swedish Committee against Anti-Semitism in cooperation with the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies conducted an educational travel seminar on Jewish history and the holocaust in the Ukraine. The target audience were Swedish history teachers and people interested in the history of the Ukrainian Jewry. The seminar followed the route Kyiv – Poltava – Simferopol – Bakhchisarai – Sevastopol – Odessa.
    In advance of the travel seminar in Ukraine a preliminary seminar took place in Stockholm on 11th -12th May, 2007. The participants-to-be had a chance to meet the associates of the Centre and to discuss the programme of the future visit. The associates of the Centre as well gave several lectures on history and culture of Ukrainian Jewry before the Holocaust and on the fate of Jews in Ukraine during the Holocaust. Along the idea of the organizers, such a preparatory seminar was fostering a better understanding of the issues to be raised on the seminar in Ukraine. The seminar took place in the office of the Swedish Committee against Anti-Semitism in Stockholm

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  • A Group of Ukrainian Guides in Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam!

    The project “Holocaust and Tolerance Education in Ukraine” initiated by Anne Frank House Museum has been an integral part of Ukrainian society for the past five years. One of the elements of the project is the traveling exhibition “Anna Frank: a History for Today” traveling around Ukraine for the five years with guides being students of secondary schools of Ukraine.
     

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  • Route of the exhibition “Anne Frank: a History for Today” in Spring 2007

    The project “Holocaust and Tolerance Education in Ukraine” initiated by Anne Frank House Museum in the Netherlands in co-operation with Ukrainian scholarly and educational organizations, among which Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies takes its place, continues this year as well outside Ukrainian territories. Its constituent part – a traveling exhibition “Anna Frank – a History for Today” – in March was on the territory of Moldova in Rybnitse (it is the second time the exhibition is in Moldova: in January 2007 it took place in Chisinau), in April the exhibition opened in Belgorod-Dnestrovsky in Odessa region, and in April – May 2007 the dwellers of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia will have it at their disposal.
     

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  • Project of Anne Frank House Museum in Moldova!

    Project “Holocaust and Tolerance Education in Ukraine” that has successfully worked for four years in Ukraine expanded to Moldova. On December 15-17, 2006 in Chisinau the first educational seminar for teenagers-guides on the “Anne Frank: a History for Today” exhibition took place. Anne Frank House Museum under the support of the Ministry of Health, Sports, and Welfare of the Netherlands Kingdom decided to continue the project on Moldavian territory. The partners in the project are same five Ukrainian organizations: All-Ukrainian Association of History Teachers “Nova Doba”, Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies, Institute for Jewish Studies, Jewish Foundation of Ukraine, Centre of Jewish Education of Ukraine. These organizations will lead the project in Moldova.

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  • Lessons of the Holocaust – Lessons of Tolerance

    Under such a title a one-day educational-methodical practical seminar for teachers took place in Kyiv Gymnasium for Oriental Languages on December 12, 2006. During the seminar guests (history teachers and methodologists from Kyiv schools) had a chance to see several interesting presentations. The first presentation I believe very effective and emotional was an English lesson for 7th grade dedicated to Theresienstadt and the efforts to understand the known poem of Paul Friedman, a dweller of the “exemplary ghetto”, about the butterfly that cannot live in ghetto…

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  • Opening of “Anne Frank: a History for Today” in Nikolayev

    On December 4, 2006 the exhibition “Anne Frank: a History for Today” was opened in Nikolayev in the museum “Underground and Partisan Movement in Nikolayev region during World War II. 1941-1944”.
    The exhibition was organized by Jewish Foundation of Ukraine, Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies, Nikolayev Jewish Culture Community, Anne Frank House (the Netherlands). 

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  • Tolerance and the Holocaust

    On 12 October in Uzhgorod at Transcarpathian Pedagogical Postgraduate Studies Institute a regional seminar for history teachers. It was dedicated to the Holocaust history and Tolerance issues. The seminar took place owing to the support of the Department for Press, Education, and Culture of the USA Embassy in Ukraine. It was organised by the Uzhgorod State Community “Centre for Romology” and personally Ms. Y.Navrotska – teacher of Roma history and culture.

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  • Living History of the Testimonies All-Ukrainian Field Summer School on Holocaust Studies took place in the Crimea

    The participants of the all-Ukrainian Field Summer School “The Holocaust through the Eyes of the non-Jewish Population (Russians, Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars) on the Example of the Crimean Peninsula” attempted at recreation of the tragic pictures of the WWII in the Crimea basing on the witness’ statements. Field research by the associates of the Crimean Ethnographic Museum, university students, and senior high school students was done at August 4-12th, 2006 in Krasnogvardeyskiy region (former Kurman-Kemeltchinskiy) and Razdolnoye village (former Ak-Sheikh), where before the War lived a large Jewish population and existed Jewish national kolkhozes.

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  • Project "Holocaust and tolerance education in Ukraine"

    It is the fourth year that this project has been running in Ukraine owing to the support of the Netherlands Kingdom and "Anna Frank House" museum. It is a great honour for Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies to take part in this project alongside with other academic and educational NGOs. As it is known, one of the complement parts of the project is travelling exhibitions. On January 23rd, 2006 in Zhytomir the exhibition "Anna Frank: a History for Today" was opened for public; and the beginning of February 2006 will give a possibility to visit "Sources of Tolerance" exhibition to the dwellers of Gadyach. As in other cities, youngsters -students of 9-11 grades - make guides for the both exhibitions mentioned under the controlling and helping hand of Yulia Smelyanskaya.

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  • A Meeting with Teachers of Ukrainian Schools

    On December 27th, 2005 Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies with the help of Kyiv Jewish Community (they granted the premises) held a working meeting with history school-teachers from Kyiv, Kryvyi Rig, Bila Tserkva, Brovary. Owing to the Internet capabilities, our colleagues from Lviv, Simpheropol, Hizhyn also took part in the summit. The main point was preparation and conduction of the following, Sixth All-Ukrainian Competition of Pupils' Research and Art Works "History and Lessons of the Holocaust". Everybody agreed that in the nearest future the Terms of the Competition, highlighting conditions and terms for applications, should appear on the Centre's web-site. Actual conduction of the Competition will take place in May 2006.
     

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  • Anne Frank exhibition visit to the Jewish historical camp “Shorashim”

    The Anne Frank exhibition was exhibited on June 25-28 in the Jewish historical camp “Shorashim” in Nikolaevka, Crimea. There were 105 teenagers 12-17 years old from 24 Ukrainian regions, Moldova and Byelorussia and 15 adults participating in the camp program. Teenagers from Moldova and Byelorussia had the unique possibility to visit the exhibition. Among non-Jewish participants there were 3 winners of the All-Ukrainian Holocaust studies’ competition organized by Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies and 2 Anne Frank guides (Sergei Stepanov and Katia Poliakova). Trainer of the exhibition Tatyana Velichko participated in program’s composition and gave consultations to the guides and tutors.
     

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  • Anna Frank – a History for Today in Cherkasy

    In Cherkasy the exhibition stayed in the ethnographic museum. 23 pupils-guides gave 127 excursions for over 2728 visitors. After the end of the exhibition the director of Cherkasy Jewish school held a competition “The Best Essay on Anna Frank Exhibition”.

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  • Anna Frank – a History for Today in Kirovograd

    The well-known exhibition “Anna Frank – a History for Today” continues its journey around Ukraine. Just now the project has come to an end in Kirovograd – the city with numerous signs of former flamboyant Jewish life. Before the revolution Yelisavetgrad was one of the largest industrial centres within the so-called “boundary of settlement”. 

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  • "Anna Frank: a History for Today" exhibition in Poltava

    The project "Holocaust and Tolerance Education in Ukraine", conducted in Ukraine by Anna Frank House Museum in co-operation with Ukrainian non-governmental educational organisations and under support of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports of the Netherlands Kingdom, goes on and on. Since November 21st till December 21st the exhibition "Anna Frank: a History for Today" will take place in Poltava. As usual, besides the exhibition itself seminars for teachers and pupils will be conducted. In October the panels were exhibited in Sumy. Poltava is already the 16th city of the project in Ukraine.

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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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