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  • Gratitude to the UCHS partner institutions for their support during the war
  • The UCHS appeals to all our colleagues:  “We will defeat the enemy. We are on our own land!”
  • „Stumbling Stones“ in Kyiv
  • Summer seminar-school “Holocaust history in Ukraine: studying, teaching, remembrance” took place

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  • Online discussion “Help during the war”

    “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.

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  • 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!!!
    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!!!

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  • 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.

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  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture supports Ukrainian researchers.

    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.

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  • Video conference for teachers and students of the Asia-Pacific region

    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.

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  • Remembrance Day for Ukrainians who rescued Jews during World War II

    On May 14, 2022, Ukraine for the second time honoured the Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Second World War. Today, 2,673 Ukrainians have been awarded this high title by the State of Israel. At the same time, thousands of rescuers remain unrecognized and unknown.

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  • 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.

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The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UCHS) was established in 2002. It is a non-governmental organization founded in partnership with I. Kuras Institute for Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The main directions of the UCHS's activities embrace Holocaust research and Holocaust education. The research direction comprises regional aspects of the Holocaust on Ukrainian lands; reflection of the Holocaust in the mass-media of the Nazi-occupied Ukraine; Nazi ideology and the mechanisms of its implementation, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, comparative research of the Holocaust and other cases of genocide. The UCHS holds scholarly conferences and seminars on these issues. In frames of the educational activities the UCHS consults Holocaust history teachers of secondary schools and higher educational establishments, promotes the creation of curricula and manuals on the Holocaust, organizes annual competitions of students' research and art works. Alongside with the main working directions the UCHS is actively involved into publishing and has its own periodical editions: semi-annual scholarly journal "Holocaust and Modernity" and bi-monthly informative-pedagogical bulletin "Lessons of the Holocaust". The UCHS also participates in international projects in alliance with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

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