The final of XVII Creative Works Contest for teachers, school and university students “Lessons of War and Holocaust – Lessons of Tolerance” which took place in Dnipro from September 29 till October 1 is over! 50 finalists from all over Ukraine presented their works online and offline. Pedagogical seminar for teachers, interactive classes for students, presentation of the documentary “Kalinindorf”, guided tours in the Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and “Bet Hana” International Humanitarian and Pedagogical Institute tours – everything was held according to the quarantine sanitary requirements. All participants, jury members and organizers were supposed to have extremely fruitful and interesting work for the whole 3 days of the Contest.

Creative works were rated by competitive jury. Rayisa Yevtushenko, head of the Department of Education, Language Policy and Education of the National Minority of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Dr. Yehor Vradii, Nataliia Ostrovska, associate professor of the Department of Journalism at ZNTU, Iryna Piskarova, head of “Tkuma” Institute educational department and Dr. Igor Shchupak.

We truly thank everyone who was with us, and, of course, congratulations to the winners!



3rd place:

Kateryna Zourab, Anastasia Ishu, Stanislav Suprun, Bohdan Lomaka (Poltava) – quest tour “Jewish Poltava”;

Vladislava Pavlivska (Kharkiv) – telegram bot “Facts about the Holocaust”;

2nd place:

Yana Kostrygina (Dnipro) painting “Fatal Years”;

Tatiana Shmalko (Dnipro) painting “On the other side of the wire April spring”;

1st place:

Sofia Nesterenko, Daria Merzla (Dnipro) painting “Blood and tears in metals and stones”


3rd place:

Yevhen Ashortia (Kharkiv) “Digital marks (badges) as elements of formulaic assessment in the study of the history of World War II, the elective”History of the Holocaust”;

Tetyana Lanevska (Kharkiv region) “Lonely in the Crowd: A Living History of the Holocaust”;

Serhiy Fontalin (Sumy) creative work “Look into the future”;

2nd place:

Oksana Hryvnyak (Lviv) “Family Stories of World War II”;

1st place:

Oleksandra Bykova (Kropyvnytskyi) methodical development of the national educational game “Millennium File” based on the book by Y. Petrovsky-Stern and P. Magochi “Jews and Ukrainians: Millennium of Co-existence”;

School students:

3rd place:

Natalia Yakina (Luhansk region) research work “Who did not know the tests he could not understand others”;

Mykhailo Minyailo (Bila Tserkva, Kyiv region) a poem “In the world of a distant express”, dedicated to the deportation of Crimean Tatars;

2nd place:

Vladislava Kizimova (Odessa) animated film “Odessa Anna Frank Lucy Kalika. 820 days of the dungeon”;

Nadiya Poltavets (Dnipro) literary and artistic collection “Geulla” (“Liberation”);

1st place:

Vitaly Gait (Dnipropetrovsk region) research “Holocaust outside Europe: genocide in North Africa”;

Diploma for the best creative work:

Student Volodymyr Pereima (Ternopil) – “You can't bloom without the roots of the garden” (graphics);

Program for a new format of creative work:

Student Kateryna Kasyanova (Dnipro) The power of good (burning on a tree);

Diploma for the original formation of a creative idea:

Student Maksym Masenko (Dnipro) Children in front of everyone (art-historical album);

Diploma for the original formation of a creative idea:

Teachers Iryna Matkovska, Svitlana Yaroshenko (Vinnytsia “Modernist depiction of the Holocaust tragedy in the work” Fugue of Death “by Paul Celan” (lesson of history and foreign literature);

Diploma for the original formation of a creative idea:

Pupil Victoria Frantsuz (Chernihiv region);

Two works:

1. Echo of the past (artwork);

2. The road to nowhere (poem);

Diploma for the original formation of a creative idea:

Kateryna Sydorchuk (Poltava region) “Tango of death is the pain of weaning” (color graphics);

Distribution for introduction to the scientific department of new historical sources:

Student Karina Boldin (Vinnytsia region) “Jewish Samgorod region in the national occupation” (research work);

During the Contest, we announced that the best work of the participants will be published in the publication of “Tkuma” Institute, and the finalists will be participants in our educational and scientific programs.