"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 February 01, final II (regional) stage of All-Ukrainian contest-defense of research works for Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine students in the section “History” was held at historical faculty of Oles Honchar Dnipro National University.

On January 30, educational lessons dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day у was held at secondary № 128 (Dnipro). Iryna Piskarova, “Tkuma” Institute head of educational department and researcher Dr. Olena Ishchenko held an interactive lecture for high school students.

During January 26-27, all-Ukrainian scientific-practical seminar, dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was held for teachers. The event was organized by “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Educators from all regions of Ukraine became participants of the educational program. Reports on the role of contemporary museums in national memory shaping (Dr. Igor Kocherhin, Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance), the display of the Holocaust in museum exhibitions and general issues of historical memory (Dr. Igor Shchupak); practical lesson on the methodology of working with sources during the preparation of museum exhibitions on World War II and the Holocaust history (Iryna Matkovska, Vinnitsa); guided tour at Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” waited for this event participants.

On January 24, traditional “Christmas readings” for high school students was held at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. The conference participants presented the results of their own research activities in various fields of knowledge: linguistics and sociology, mathematics and computer science, geography and literature, philosophy and, of course, history. After a short report, each participant received a series of questions from peers, teachers, scientists, to find out the level of the topic mastery, as well as the beginner's contribution to solving his or her chosen research problem. The abstracts were previously published in the “Nartex” collection.

On January 16, next educational seminar organized by Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education and “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies was held for educators of Dnipropetrovsk region. An interesting and rich program waited for teachers:


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.