Clara’s War: One Girl’s Story of Survival
After the Nazis captured Zhovkva, the life of a 15-year-old Jewish girl, Clara, changed forever. When the killings and deportations began, Clara's family and two other families hid in a purpose-built bunker. The Beck’s family is living above them.
Mr. Beck is a drunkard, a self-proclaimed anti-Semite, thoroughly an unusual character to play the heroic role in a story, risks his life by protecting the family from the Nazis. Life under his supervision was unpredictable and sometimes, the danger from Mr. Beck resembled the threat from the Nazis themselves. Sixty years later, Clara wrote this extraordinary testimony. Clara's War is a lyrical, dramatic and, despite the worst of circumstances, a true story of hope and survival.
Dear colleagues! The fresh issue of information-pedagogical bulletin of UCHS «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 4 (64), October-December, 2020 has been published.[More]
We would like to present guidelines for teachers, students and anyone wishing to contribute to commemorate Ukrainian Jews and Roma, who were cruelly murdered during WWII. The book aims to help organize educational trips to local memorial sites and mass graves. It is based on the experience of the Protecting Memory Project and its participating teachers and local activists.[More]
Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies is glad to announce the Ukranian edition of “Clara’s War: One[More]
Girl’s Story of Survival” by Clara Kramer.
Reminder of the project: “Babyn Yar, memory against history’s background” We want to draw your attention to four special days in December and our Teacher’s interactive guidebook.[More]
We already wrote about the UCHS‘s new project
Now we will finally tell you more about it: Our project “(No) Child History“, which is also a travelling exhibition, tells the stories of 11 children and young adults (Jewish people, Sinti & Roma, Ukrainians) during World War 2 and Holocaust. The characters are describing their experiences with persecution, discrimination, resistance etc...By following the exhibition, you will learn about their lives, personal views and relations.[More]