"Tkuma" Institute has experience in organization and conduction of educational events for school and university students, school teachers. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, regional institutes of advanced teacher training, "Tkuma" Institute organized special system of seminars for improvement of teachers' skills.

"Tkuma" Institute has unique experience in creating textbooks. School History textbooks created by "Tkuma" Institute won All-Ukrainian State Contests and were released in hundreds of thousands of copies.

"Tkuma" Institute effectively cooperates with regional office of Junior Academy of Sciences. On the base of "Tkuma" Institute winter and summer sessions of JAS are conducted. During this events school students have an opportunity to work with the Holocaust museum holdings, consult the Institute and Museum research associates and meet famous Ukrainian and foreign scholars.

On October 08, the next educational seminar for history teachers of Dnipropetrovsk region organized in cooperation with Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” was held at “Tkuma” Institute.

On September 26 the Final stage of XVІ International Contest of creative works “Lessons of the War and the Holocaust – Lessons of Tolerance”, organized by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and «Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies has started in Dnipro. This year more than 250 creative works were sent to the Contest, they were not only from all over Ukraine, but also from neighboring countries – but only the best works reached the Final stage.

During August 27– September 01, youth summer forum, organized by Hillel International Youth Camp was held in Mykolaiv region. About 150 young people from Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, and Ukraine participated in the event. Traditionally, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” have participated in the implementation of the educational part of the program.

On August 27, August meeting-webinar of leaders of history, law and civic education teachers' associations was held at the Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education. The topic of the event is “Features of subject competences. Methods of attracting informational, educational channels / platforms for perception of visibility in the learning process”. Liudmyla Basilevskaya, head of educational and methodological laboratory of social and humanitarian disciplines of the Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education was the moderator of the webinar.

During August 01–04, educational seminar for teachers organized by “Tkuma” Institute was held in Warsaw. 13 history teachers from different cities of Ukraine became participants of the event. The main part of the educational program was implemented on the basis of Polin, the Museum of History of Polish Jews.


History of the Holocaust ("Catastrophe", "Shoah"), which became one of the greatest tragedies in human history, is part of the history of Europe and Ukraine. "The Shoah fundamentally challenged the foundations of civilization. The unprecedented character of the Holocaust will always hold universal meaning" - states the Stockholm Declaration of 2000. During the Stockholm Forum it was decided to recommend the Holocaust Studies to the countries of the Council of Europe and Ukraine became the first country in the former Soviet Union that integrated the Holocaust history course to school history education. Since 2011 Ukraine  marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the state level.

Holocaust history learning makes it possible not only to remember the tragedy of war and the suffering of the peoples of Europe, but heroism in resistance, examples of mutual aid between peoples, spiritual heroism for rescuing human lives. The Holocaust history should be learned in the context of world history and the history of Ukraine, so the topics for this Contest include the history of the Ukrainians and Russians, the tragedy of the Holodomor, the Nazi genocide against Roma, etc.

Ukraine suffered the greatest losses during World War II. That is why we appeal to citizens, public organizations and state bodies of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and other countries to join 12 International Creative Works Contest for Pupils, Students and Teachers "Lessons of War and Holocaust - Lessons of Tolerance". This competition on the base of understanding the lessons of history should promote ideas of humanism and tolerance, rejection of chauvinistic and xenophobic ideologies, violence and totalitarian ideology.