"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.

From February 16-24, a seminar for Ukrainian educators, organized with participation of “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies was held at the International School for Holocaust Studies Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, Israel). Not only schools’ history and universities teachers were the seminar participants, but also historians, museologists, archivists from different parts of Ukraine.

Rich educational program waited for the seminar participants. Lectures on Jewish history and tradition, history and pedagogical concept of Yad Vashem, interdisciplinary aspects of the Holocaust history teaching, as well as about contemporary aspects of the topic told Noa Sigal (Yad Vashem), Dr. Illia Lurie (Jewish University), Dr. Arkadii Zeltser (Yad Vashem), Masha Polak-Rozenberg (Yad Vashem) and Dr. Mordehay Yushkovsky (Bar-Ilan University). Workshops on the Holocaust history teaching, considering the age peculiarities, the Holocaust study without eyewitnesses, aspects of honoring the memory of the younger generation were useful, as well as the topic “Polish Jewry in the interwar period”, held by Yad Vashem staff – Noa Sigal, Olha Duk, Miriam Ben Sandler, Faina Mushinska. Guided tours to the Yad Vashem Museum were extremely interesting (Dr. Aharon Shneer, Yad Vashem), The Children's Memorial and the Museum of Art (Ilona Angert, Yad Vashem), Yad Vashem archive (Alex Zengin), photo exhibitions “Memory flashes”, as well as Theodor Herzl Interactive Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) – founder of the World Zionist Organization. None of the seminar participants left indifferent to the meeting with Ms. Martha Goren, the Holocaust witness.
For their part, the seminar participants also prepared reports and presentations. Stanislav Kulchytskyi, Ph. D., professor read a lecture on: “The Holocaust reflection in higher and secondary school textbooks. Holocaust and Holodomor comparative analysis”. The following presentations were also made: “Interactive methods of the Holocaust history teaching. Participation in the project IwalkDnipro’ (Vlasova Natalia, Dnipro), “Study and research of the Holocaust history in Poltava region” (Tetiana Tatarina, Poltava), “The Holocaust studies in Kamianske Lyceum of new information technologies in the educational process and after-school work with students” (Anna Lebedeva, Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk region), “Online textbook “Genocides of the first half of the 20 th century. The Holocaust”” (Alina Dyachenko, Khmelnytskyi), “The Holocaust history teaching in Ukrainian education system”, “The use of the Holocaust artwork during the lessons and after-class work” (Tetiana Sayyapina, Kharkiv region), “Disclosure of the Holocaust topic by theatrical means on the example of the play “Kaddish: Street to the sky …” (Valerii Nehmatov, Severodonetsk, Luhansk region), “The Holocaust topic in the projects of the National Museum of History of Ukraine in the Second World War” (Volodymyr Simperovych, Kyiv), “A program for teaching the history of genocide in higher education institutions: “Political and legal aspects of the 20 th century genocides” (Olha Golovina, Dnipro), “Project “Ukrainian-Jewish dialogue” (Taras Antoshevskyi, Lviv).
By the end of the seminar, participants received official certificates.

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On February 11, regional educational seminars for history teachers and methodologists, organized by “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies with the support of Luhansk Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education were held in Severodonetsk and Lysychans'k (Luhansk region).

On February 09, consultations for young researchers – participants of the Dnipropetrovsk branch of the Junior Academy of Sciences was held at “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”. Recently, they have won the regional contest and are already preparing to represent the Dnipropetrovsk region in the national contest round of the Junior Academy of Sciences in Kyiv.

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.


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.