"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.

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.

On August 02–04, International Youth Seminar “Confronting Anti-Semitism”, organized with the help of “Drzewo Oliwne” and “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies was held in Warsaw (Poland). Young people from Poland, Ukraine and Belarus became participants of this year seminar.

XIV International inter-religious youth seminar “Ark-2019”, which lasted from July 18-26, is over. Representatives of Ukrainian, Jewish, Polish, Crimean Tatar youth traditionally became its participants.

On July 1st-4th Summer scientific studies of “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies for history teachers was held in Ternopil. Teachers from 16 regions of Ukraine became the participants of this event.

During June 23–26, summer school for student members of Dnipropetrovsk department of Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was held in Chornomorsk (Odesa region). “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” were invited to participate in the implementation of the educational part of the program.


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.