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  • Jack Glotzer. I Survived the Holocaust Against All Odds. A Unique and Unforgettable Story of a Struggle for Life

    Jack Glotzer was born into a family of assimilated Jews in Rohatyn in early 1925. He was the eldest of three children, part of a large family that included his parents, uncles, aunts, and five cousins who lived together. Between the ages of 16 and 19, Jack witnessed the murder of almost the entire Jewish community of his hometown by the Nazi occupiers and their accomplices. 

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  • Clara’s War: One Girl’s Story of Survival

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies is glad to announce the Ukranian edition of “Clara’s War: One
    Girl’s Story of Survival” by Clara Kramer.

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  • A New Edition of Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies: Michael Hauptman «Forgotten Tombs»

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies is pleased to present a new edition of the «Library of the Holocaust Memoirs» series. «The Daughter we have always wanted. The story of Marta» is the first edition of the Center, which has been adapted for readers over 10 years old. The original book was created by Yad Vashem and the Ukrainian version appeared upon the initiative of the NGO «Helsinki Initiative-XXI» – localized in Chortkiv, Marta’s birthtown. Thanks to Tigran Sogoyan, this story talks to us not only through text and family photos, but also through wonderful illustrations. A new publication within the «Library of the Holocaust Memoirs» series appeared.

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  • A new edition in the «Library of the Holocaust Memoirs» series: The Story of Marta

    Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies is pleased to present a new edition of the «Library of the Holocaust Memoirs» series. «The Daughter we have always wanted. The story of Marta» is the first edition of the Center, which has been adapted for readers over 10 years old.

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  • New publications by Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies

    In the series “Library of the Holocaust Memoirs” of UCHS the Ukrainian edition of the diary by Michael Diment, a native from the village Svynyuhy (now Pryvitne, Lokachy region, Volhyn oblast) who survived the Holocaust in Volhyn, was published. In the 1970s and 1980s the diary was translated from Yiddish into English by his son Shmuel Yahalom. “The Lone Survivor: A Diary of the Lukacze Ghetto and Svyniukhy” , edited by Shalom Yahalom (Diment), Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, 2016, 200 p.

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  • It Was Here That I Felt a Human Again...

    «Тільки тут я відчув себе людиною...». Історичні та методичні матеріали до документального фільму «З Галичини до Ааргау». – К.:Український центр вивчення історії Голокосту, 2014. – 92 с. (It Was Here That I Felt a Human Again… Historical and methodological materials to the documentary film “From Galicia to Aargau”)

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  • New edition to start the UCHS series “Library of the Holocaust Memoirs”

    New edition to start the UCHS series “Library of the Holocaust Memoirs” The book “Light in Darkness”, by Phyllis Sterling Jacobs is, as said in subtitle “as survivor’s story by Simon Sterling as told to Phyllis Sterling Jacobs” – the moving and deep dialogue between the daughter and her father, who only in 1980s could find strength and courage to tell his story of survival in Ukrainian-Polish borderland during the events of the Holocaust and the following return to life in Germany and the USA. Around 2000 the daughter found strength to share this story.

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  • Studying the history of the Holocaust tragedy in the Academy of the State Penitentiary Service: Relevance, Opportunities and Challenges

    On 2 May 2024, the Penitentiary Academy of Ukraine in Chernihiv hosted a roundtable discussion "Studying the History of the Holocaust Tragedy in the Academy: Relevance, Opportunities, and Challenges", which was joined by scholars and students of the Academy, Director of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, PhD Anatolii Podolskyi; Head of the Jewish Community of Chernihiv Oleksandr Chevan; and representative of the Jewish Museum in Krakow Viktoria Mudrytska.

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  • The Modern Russian-Ukrainian War as a Conflict of Values and Ideologies

    On 2 May 2024, the I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies hosted the VI panel discussion "The Modern Russian-Ukrainian War as a Conflict of Values and Ideologies". The event was organised by the I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

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  • Rava-Ruska: the Life and Death of the Jewish Community

    Rava-Ruska: the Life and Death of the Jewish Community/ Petro Dolhanov. — Kyiv : Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, 2023. — 94 p.

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  • Public lecture at H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

    On April 25, 2024, Anatolii Podolskyi will give an online public lecture at the Educational and Methodological Centre of the Faculty of History and Law of H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University on the topic "Threats of Totalitarianism Today. Theoretical and methodological aspects" 

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  • The banality of evil: from Auschwitz to Mariupol

    The YouTube channel "10 Questions to a Historian" featured an interview about the history of the Auschwitz death camp, which has become an undisputed symbol of Nazi crimes in World War II. This is the story of how some people (including educated and seemingly mentally healthy people) killed other people on a scale and systematic basis that had never been seen before. The "banality of evil" was that the virtue of loyalty turned bureaucrats into committed genocide performers.

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