"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 13, an online conference “Zaporizhzhia Jewish Readings-2021” was held at the Faculty of History of Zaporizhzhia National University. The event, organized by “Tkuma” Institute, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and Zaporizhzhia National University gathered scientists, students and graduate students.

The International Scientific Conference ‘National Minorities of Soviet Ukraine in the Holodomor Era: Losses, Trauma, Memory” was held online on December 14-16. The organizers of the scientific event are Holodomor Research and Education Center in Ukraine (HREC), “Tkuma” Institute, Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium and the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission.

On December 7, International Conference “Forward and don’t forget: Writing and Teaching about the Holocaust today” was organized by “P. A. Levin Library” Initiative, Indiana University, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and “Tkuma” Institute in terms of joint project of “Tkuma” Institute and Yad Vashem “Holocaust studies in Ukraine for the formation the atmosphere of tolerance”.

On October 22, All-Ukrainian round table “UKRAINE AND GERMANY IN WORLD WARS: IMAGES AND APPROACHES TO MEMORY POLICY”; “BRIDGES OF MEMORY: MODERN UKRAINIAN-GERMAN DISCUSSION ON WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST” was held at Dmytro Yavornytskyi National Historical Museum. The event was organized in conjunction with “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro Development Agency with support of Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Donetsk / Dnipro office and project “Holocaust studies in Ukraine for the formation the atmosphere of tolerance”.

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”.