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», № 3 (67), July-October, 2021 has been published.[More]
From October 28 to November 1 in 2021, the five-day seminar-school “Learning from the Past -Acting for the Future” took place in Pushcha-Vodytsia. Twenty-five educators from all around Ukraine participated in the program. The seminar-school aims to improve the level of learning about the history of the Holocaust and human rights in Ukraine. It provides an opportunity to combine Ukrainian and international experience in teaching these topics and the relevance of historical events in the present.[More]
On 30th September 2021, the first „stumbling stone” was installed on the sidewalk of Frolovska street, 3 in Kyiv. This first small memorial plaque made of brass honors Liudmyla Tkach who was lucky enough to survive the crimes of Babyn Yar as a five-year-old child.[More]
Memory of Babyn Yar and the Holocaust: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of murders in Babyn Yar
As the first real-life conference after a long period of online events, on 23-24 September 2021 the seminary about the memory of Babyn Yar and the Holocaust took place in Taras Shevchenko University Kyiv.[More]
Dear colleagues! The fresh issue of information-pedagogical bulletin of UCHS «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 2 (66), April-June, 2021 has been published.[More]