"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 December 12–13, scientific seminar “Cossack Myth in Eastern Europe in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries” was held in Berlin. Dr. Denys Shatalov – head of Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” scientific department, researcher on “Cossack myth” in the public opinion of Ukraine and Eastern Europe as a whole became the main initiator of this scientific conference, held with the assistance of the Transregional Studies Forum and Germany leading Ukrainian Studies Center “Prisma Ukraїna”.
On December 5-6, scientific and practical conference “The modern museum as a source of identity formation” was held in Dmytro Yavornytskyi National Historical Museum on the occasion of Museum’s 170th anniversary.
On September 05, Fifth Annual Conference of the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission “Memories of the Second World War in Germany and Ukraine since 1945”, organized jointly with “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies started in Dnipro.
On May 04, 2019, scientific conference “‘Sobornist’ Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the ‘Great Re-Unification’ of Ukrainian Lands” was held at the Ukrainian Museum (New York, USA). The conference was hrld in a series of “Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series” events the main initiators and organizers of which were Center for US – Ukraine Relations, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian Harvard Studios etc.
During November 22-23, the Ukrainian House hosted scholarly symposium within the framework of the International Forum “Ukraine Remembers. The World Acknowledges!” (dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor 1932-33), which gathered hundreds of Ukrainian and foreign scholars studying the Holodomor, teachers, school and university students.
The project “The Tragedy of Roma People and the Memory of It in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany” provides for scholarly research of Porajmos history in Ukraine and Moldova and as a result creation and presentation of the mobile exhibition in Ukraine, Moldova, Germany and Poland as well as development of permanent exhibition in Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in Dnipro.
The research, in addition to direct collecting and processing the information about Porajmos, involves the development of a methodology that will enable us to tell about this tragedy both scientifically in content and vividly and visually in form.
The research is relevant as today the topic of Porajmos is hardly disclosed in school and university history courses. It is virtually absent in the media as well and the general public often do not even know about this genocide.
The project goal is to spread knowledge about Nazi crimes during World War II and promoting tolerance in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Germany.
The results of the project are:
- the increment of factual knowledge about the genocide of Roma people and drawing attention to this problem of scholarly and public figures;
- creation of mobile exhibition “The Tragedy of Roma People: Past and Present”;
- further musefication of acquired knowledge in the form of creating an appropriate exhibition devoted to Porajmos at Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”.
Creation of both permanent and mobile exhibitions dedicated to Porajmos, will disseminate knowledge about this tragedy among the general population and will be a powerful news hook to draw media attention to the issues of inter-ethnic tolerance. We plan further use of research results in educational, cultural and social programs aimed at creating an atmosphere of tolerance.
Below you can download the banners of the mobile exhibition:
The project is possible due to support of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance