Russia's war against Ukraine and the memory of World War II
On May 8-9, Ukraine will mark the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation and the Day of Victory over Nazism and the end of World War II in Europe. This year we will remember the catastrophe of the Second World War in the conditions of full-scale military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
It will be harder for us than ever to talk to children about those times and events. We will never be able to talk only about the Second World War without drawing parallels with modern tragic events. Each of us has his own story, his own memories, his own pain and a common goal and dream
We have decided to make some useful links for you, which we hope will help you prepare for the memorable days.
Information and pedagogical bulletin "Lessons of the Holocaust", № 1 (69), January-March, 2022
Online guide "Babyn Yar: memory against history’s background". The "Dates" section contains ready-to-use materials for teachers.
Presentation of the Ukrainian translation of the book "Clara's War"
Presentation of the Ukrainian translation of the book "Hitler's Furies"
Webinar "Everyone has their own? Inclusive memory of the victims of Babyn Yar"
Webinar "Memory of" Babyn Yars" of Ukraine"
In the comments, you can share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for holding the educational front! Together to victory!
“Network for Help to Victims of National Socialist Crimes”, set up in Germany, is organizing offline and online events from 18th to 29th June. In particular, the online discussion “Help during the war” will take place on June 20, where Ukrainian, Polish and German colleagues will share their experiences. Anatolii Podolskyi, scholar and director of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, will be among the participants in the discussion. The discussion will be conducted in German and English. The organizers believe that such events will unite people in support of the Network.[More]
The XXII. All-Ukrainian competition of student works on "History and lessons of the Holocaust" I.B. Medvinsky.
Important message!!! In these difficult and tragic times we are pleased to inform that there are events in our world that even the war cannot cancel!!![More]
On June 28-29, 2022, the final part of All-Ukrainian competition "History and lessons of the Holocaust" named after I.B. Medvinsky will be held online.
We wish aspiration, success and inspiration to the esteemed participants and members of the jury!!!
The “Connecting Memory” project presents and distributes the book-catalogue “Mass shootings. The Holocaust from Baltic to Black Sea 1941-1944”.
The book-catalogue “Mass shootings. The Holocaust from Baltic to Black Sea 1941-1944” was published within the framework of the international German-Ukrainian project “Connecting memory”. This catalogue was created as a part of the exhibition organized by the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” and “The Topography of Terror” foundations. This is a powerful result of joint research work of German, Ukrainian and Belarusian historians.[More]
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (MFJC), which promotes the development of Judaica academic research and supports scholars and leaders of Jewish communities around the world, has announced the launch of a special program to support scholars studying Jewish history and who are currently in Ukraine. Only researchers can apply for this grant.[More]
On May 12, 2022 the director of UCHS Dr. Anatolii Podolskyi gave a lecture dedicated to Ukrainian resistance during the war in Ukraine and russian aggression that has been going on for more than 3 months. It was an online conference held in French cultural centre in Tokyo. Approximately 200 university and high school students together with their teachers participated in such an important event. Colleagues and their students represented 7 countries of the Pacific region: Japan, Australia, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.[More]