"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 May 16-17, 2016 Riga (Latvia) hosted the 4th International Conference “Holocaust Museums and Memorial Places in Post-Communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities”, organized by “Shamir” Association, Baltic International Tolerance Center, Riga Ghetto Museum. Vladyslav Bazylevsky and Iryna Radchenko, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associates, were invited to participate in the conference and presented banners of Educational Mobile Exhibitions dedicated to the Holocaust history.

On April 14–15, 2016 the regular Zaporizhzhya Jewish Readings were conducted. The event was traditionally organized by “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine and Zaporizhzhya National University (ZNU).

The conference started with the plenary session where several welcoming speeches were made by Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Director; Prof. Fedir Turchenko, Head of Department of Modern History of Ukraine of ZNU; Prof. Volodymyr Orlyansky, Prorector on Research of ZNU; Prof. Hennadiy Vasylchuk and Prof. Volodymyr Milchev, Dean of the Faculty of History.

On January 14 – 15, 2016 in Lviv International Conference of German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians “Reconciliation in Post-Dictatorship Societies in the 20th and 21st Centuries: The Ukraine in an International Contextwas conducted.

Scholarly forum was held at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), which is one of the leading classical universities not only in Ukraine, but also in Central and Eastern Europe. The conference became possible as a result of fruitful cooperation between German and Ukrainian academic and research institutions, among which the central role was played by the UCU and the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians. “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies joined the organization of this event and was represented by Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute Director and permanent member of the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians and Dr. Yegor Vradiy, “Tkuma” Institute Research Programs Coordinator.

On November 12 Kyiv hosted panel discussion "Antisemitism in the Modern World: Academic, Social and Political Aspects", organized by Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, Ukrainian Association of Jewish Studies and Master's Program in Jewish Studies at NaUKMA. This discussion has started a series of round-tables on the issue of modern Antisemitism in Ukraine and in the world.

The participants in the discussion were Charles Small, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (New York); Zeev Khanin, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption of the State of Israel (Jerusalem); Dr Igor Shchupak, "Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum "Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine" Director. Vitaly Chernoivanenko, President of the Ukrainian Association of Jewish Studies, moderated the event.

On October 15, 2015 Kyiv hosted Scholarly Podium Discussion "The Second World War: Global Dimension - Ukrainian View". The event was organized by Institute of History of Ukraine of NASU, Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Memorial Complex "National Museum of the History of Ukraine During World War II" and the Public Committee for the Commemoration of Babyn Yar victims. The discussion was attended by 28 participants, speakers and discussants, leading the researchers. Valentyn Rybalka, "Tkuma" Institute Research Associate, was invited To participate in the discussion. He made a presentation on the topic: "Behavior in Conditions of Wars in Ukraine: Comparative Analysis of 1941-1945 and 2014 - ...".