"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 March 1-2, 2017 Dnipro hosted the 1st All-Ukrainian Scholarly and Practical Conference “Jewish Heritage and Modernity”, organized by “Beit Chana” International Humanitarian and Pedagogical Institute, “Tkuma” Institute, Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine and others. The conference was aimed at discussing new scholarly and practical results in various directions of Jewish studies.

September 30 – October 2 International Conference “Contested Memories of the Difficult Past. Eastern Europe and Its History of the 20th Century” was conducted in Kyiv. The event was organized by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. The conference gathered leading Holocaust and the Second World War researchers from around the world. Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum director, was also invited to participate in the event.

During his speech within the section “The Topicality of the Holocaust” Dr. Igor Shchupak noted that the Holocaust should be considered in the context of international (European), national (Ukrainian) and Jewish history and described how this topic is presents in Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in Dnipro. 


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During September 20-23, 2016 University of Hamburg (Germany) hosted the 51st meeting of German historians. In the framework of this event the regular meeting of the Ukrainian-German historical commission was conducted with participation of Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum director.

June 26-28, 2016 Ukrainian Catholic University hosted summer convention of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) and International Association for the Humanities (MAG). The event was attended by more than 500 participants from all over the world.

In June 8-10, 2016 POLIN Museum (Warsaw) hosted International Conference “Jewish Cultural Heritage: Projects, Methods, Inspirations”. Dr.Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Director, was invited to participate in the Conference.