"Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies conducts international scholarly conferences, releases scholarly literature (monographs, scholarly journal, textbooks, manuals, collections of documents and memoirs, etc.), coordinates and implements important research projects.

One of the main "Tkuma" Institute research topics is the feat of Righteous Among the Nations who rescued Jews during the Holocaust risking their own lives and lives of their families.

The mechanism of the Nazi "final solution of the Jewish question" in occupied Ukraine, problems of international relations during the World War II, the Holocaust, resistance etc. hold the important place in "Tkuma" Institute research.

Among "Tkuma" Institute publications issued in the first half of 2015 there are: new issue of the scholarly journal "Holocaust Studies", collection of memoirs "Reviving Memory", Proceedings of the International Scholarly Conference "Righteous and Other Rescuers during the Holocaust: Ukraine's Example in Comparative Context", album of photographs and documents "Nazi New Order in Ukrainian Cities" and others. We plan to release books on the Holocaust in Ukraine, the phenomenon of Righteous Among the Nations, research on regional aspects of the Holocaust.

"Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies closely and effectively cooperates with research, museum and archival institutions from Ukraine, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Germany, Israel, Moldova, Polans, Russia, the USA, Sweden, etc.


On March 23, at the invitation of Prof. Anna Sternchys, Head of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, Dr. Igor Shchupak, director of “Tkuma” Institute spoke at an online conference with scholars, students, educators from Canada, as well as the United Kingdom and Poland. In total, the audience was more than 100 people.

On October 02, “Ukrainian-German historical dialogues” organized by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and its partners in Ukraine and Germany was held in online format. Within the framework of the project, four meetings-dialogues (seminars) on “Ukraine in World War II: Unspoken History” during September-October 2021 are planned.

During September 17-18, sixth Annual Scientific Conference of the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission ‘The Holodomor in Academic and Public Debates: Ukrainian and European Perspectives” was held in Berlin. The event took place in a hybrid format: some scientists gathered live in Berlin, some – online. The conference was moderated by the co-chairs of the Commission, Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Lviv) and Prof. Martin Schulze-Wessel (Munich).

On September 17, the International Scientific Conference “30 years. How we are creating the history of modern Ukraine”. Dr. Igor Shchupak was the speaker of the conference.

On June 2, the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission held a webinar entitled “German War in Ukraine: Victims and Guilty. In memory of the German attack on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941”.