“Protecting memory” project. Opening of the sites of memory dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust and Romani genocide
On 18-20 June 2019 opening ceremonies took place in six sites of memory out of 17 which are planned to be built in 13 localities within the “Protecting memory” project.
The project has been financed by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany since 2019 and it has an aim to show forgotten history of Jewish and Romani genocides in Ukraine as well as to protect the graves of the victims.
On 18-19 of June 2019 three opening ceremonies took place in three localities where Romani people were killed - Ivanopil town, Kalynivka village and Divoshyn village in Zhytomyr region.
On the 20th of June in the presence of the descendants of the Holocaust survivors the opening ceremony of the information steles took place in Kolodianka village and Liubar town. These were the places where mass killings of Jews occurred during the war.
The following opening ceremonies in nine other localities in eleven sites of memory dedicated to the memory of Jewish victims will be held in September 2019.
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]