November 11, 2016 “Tkuma” Institute organized and conducted regular session of Dniprovsky Historical Club dedicated to the peculiarities of Historical memory and World War II and the Holocaust in Ukraine and Germany at the beginning of 21 с. The session was moderated by Prof. Guido Hausmann (Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany) and Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Director. The session was also joined by participants of the second German-Ukrainian Writers’ Meeting “A Paper Bridge” (in particular, Oksana Zabuzhko, Yuri Andrukhovych, Katharina Raabe, Sergei Zhuk, Natalka Snyadanko), Dnipro university students, and mass media.
Participants of the session took active part in discussion on several questions related to the memory of the Holocaust: how the memory of World War II and the Holocaust was formed in post-war Germany? What is the current German politics of memory of the Holocaust? What was the fate of Jews of USSR after the end of war? How the memory of victims of “the final solution of Jewish questions” is preserved in Ukraine? These and other questions aroused a lively discussion during the meeting of the Historical Club.