"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.


During September 21 – October 05, 2017, Iryna Radchenko, research associate of "Tkuma" Institute and the Holocaust Museum, was on inyernship at Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the holocaust (Bucharest, Romania). Established in 2009 by the Romanian Government, the institute has a large amont of documents on the Holocaust from the state archives of Romania, and due to its contacts with international scientific institutions -  from the USA, Canada, Germany and other countries as well. Having a national status, the Institute holds a series of scholarly conferences, methodological seminars for teachers to study the role of Romania in the Holocaust. The Library of the Institute contains many books devoted to both the Holocaust itself in Romania and other topics (anti-Semitism, inter-ethnic relations after the Second World War, etc.).

During October 5-6, 2017 Berlin hosted workshop “Rescue of Jews During the Second World War in Contemporary Museums”, organized by Center for History Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin, German Resistance Memorial Center and European College Jena. Dr. Igor Shchupak, director of “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum, was invited to take part in the workshop.

During August 30 – September 14, 2017 Iryna Radchenko, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Research Associate, was undertaken internship at Memorial de la Shoah (Paris, France) as EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) scholarship holder.

On June 05–06, 2017 Kyiv hosted International Public Symposium “Empires, Colonies and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective”. The event was organized by Holodomor Research and Educational Consortium of Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (HREC), led by Prof. Frank Sysyn (Canada), Holodomor Ukrainian Research Center, led by Prof. Liudmyla Hrynevych together with partners: Institute of history of Ukraine of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Charitable Fund “Ukrainian Jewish Encounter”, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, project “Study of the Holocaust in Ukraine for the formation of an atmosphere of tolerance”, etc.

On May 16-17, 2017 Mechnikov Odesa National University hosted scholarly seminar “Strategy of Representation of Different Voices in the Urban Space” within project “Strategies for Working with Urban Voices: Regional Judaica in Odesa”.