New interactive project: “Atlas of Holocaust Killing Sites in Ukraine”
The UCHS presents a new research and educational project: “Shoah Atrocities Map-Ukraine”, which is implemented by the Tsal Kaplun Foundation (USA) and the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, designed to mark forgotten and erased mass shooting sites of Ukrainian Jewish people during World War 2.
The map shows the residence of Jewish people, who later became victims of Soviet and Nazi occupation and is designed for teachers, students, researchers, and everyone else who is keen on visiting unknown places.
How much do we really know about the topography of our country? A big part of modern Ukraine remained silent for decades… Some of it still is to this day.
Every marked place includes the history of its population during the interwar period, their numerosity, the amount of their victims, documents, a video testimony of the USC Shoah Foundation, links to resources of research institutions. Another important component are the names of the saviors, the Righteous Among the Nations.
The future goal of the organizers is to include every region of Ukraine until the end of 2022. Currently, there are nearly 400 places on the territory of 4 regions of Ukraine.
In this manner the project creates a memorial space, which has been (un)consciously erased from the memories of Ukrainian citizens.
XXI All-Ukrainian I.B. Medvinsky Competition of Students’ Research and Art Works “History and Lessons of the Holocaust” Winners of the Competition
On the 14th, 16th and 17th June 2021 the XXI All-Ukrainian I.B. Medvinsky Competition of Students’ Research and Art Works“History and Lessons of the Holocaust” took place in Ukraine. This year as well, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concourse had to be held online.[More]
We are happy to present the next publication by UCHS. The manual was created for students and teachers planning to use and be guides for the real or interactive versions of the exhibition “(No)Children Stories”. This manual will explain the concept of the exhibition, ways of delivering the materials, tricks on how to prepare the exhibition for public use. Future guides will be able to read through useful advice on preparation and leading the guided tours, cooperation with each other and the visitors.[More]
The joint project of the UCHS, the German embassy in Ukraine and the Kiev City State Administration “80 Stumbling Stones for 80th Anniversary of Babyn Yar Tragedy” is to be continued. Now, a particularly important stage has begun. We are one step closer to getting all required permissions for the establishment of our stumbling stones.[More]
On 13th May 2021 the second educational event for pedagogues was held as a part of the new project: “Young people reflect about Holocaust and Second World War”. Partners of the project were the Kyiv educational center “Tolerspace” and the UCHS in cooperation with the EVZ foundation.[More]
On 6. May the online constituent assembly of the project “Memory Network” took place.
Since 2020 the project is growing, consistently adding new initiative groups, mentoring programs and experts. In total, more than a hundred people attended the meeting.[More]