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The Holodomor of 1932-1933 is the first genocide on Ukrainian lands in the tragic 20th century. According to various estimates, from 4 to 7 million residents of Ukrainian villages and cities became its victims. On the one hand, the memory of the Soviet totalitarian state crime was carefully concealed and distorted by the communist regime, and, on the other hand, it continued to dominate as often an unconscious trauma over all residents of Ukraine – and those who were directly affected by the Holodomor and their descendants.
Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” concept provided for the consideration the Holocaust, the main Museum topic, in the context of other genocides. Therefore, in our Museum, the Holodomor history topic was developed as an integral part of the common memory of all Ukrainians, regardless of their ethnic or religious affiliation. A group of specialists from both the Museum researchers (Dr. Igor Shchupak, Valentyn Rybalka, Dilfuza Hlushchenko) and scientific consultants – leading Holodomor history researchers both from Ukraine (prof. Liudmyla Hrynevych, Ukrainian Holodomor Research and Education Centre) and from abroad (Valentyna Kuryliv, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canada) worked on the corresponding thematic block. Exhibition “The Famine in Soviet Ukraine. The Holodomor of 1932-1933”, opened to visitors in September 2016, was the result of many years of work. It is designed to answer to a number of important questions:
- What was the Ukrainian village before the beginning of Soviet social experiments?
- What was the fundamental difference between other famines (1921-1923, the little-known general famines of 1924-1925, 1928-1929, and the famine of 1946-1947) and the genocide of 1932-1933?
- What was the historical context in which the tragedy of Ukrainian peasantry unfolded, the end result of which was the Holodomor of 1932-1933?
- What were the consequences of the Holodomor for the life of rural national areas (Albanian, Bulgarian, Jewish, German) and others?
Thousands of people visit the exhibition every month. This year, every educational institution, as well as everyone interested, had the opportunity to attract its schoolchildren and students to free museum-topical lectures dedicated to the Holodomor tragedy. During 1,5 months, more than 500 people from 14 educational institutions, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine, as well as individual groups visited our Museum.
Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies are not only scientific and educational centers, but also, they provide opportunities for educational events aimed at the general public interested in the history of our country. In different years, the participants of Dniprovsky Historical Club meetings became famous Holodomor of 1932-1933 and other famines researchers – Dr. Gennadi Pobereżny (Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute), prof. Liudmyla Hrynevych, prof. Oleksandr Nikiliev (Oles Honchar Dnipro National University), prof. Nataliia Romanets (Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University) and others.
We would like to invite you to visit this and others exhibitions of our Museum.
Also, you can watch a video of the most interesting events conducted in Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” on “Tkuma” Institute official YouTube channel.
Recently, according to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine “On approving regulations on departmental incentive awards of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine” and for the purpose of being distinguished on the initiative, persistence, high professionalism and significant personal contribution to the development of academic historical science and education Dr. Igor Shchupak was awarded with the medal “For scientific and educational achievements”. Raysa Yevtushenko, chief specialist at the Department for the Content of Education, Language Policy and Education of National Minorities of the Department of General Secondary and Preschool Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine awarded with the medal during All-Ukrainian “Tkuma” Institute scientific and practical seminar for history teachers and methodologists in Chernihiv.
Our sincerely congratulations on the award!
On November 20, public discussion (with the participation of the heads of Jewish organizations) on Babyn Yar memorialization concept was held in the Hall of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv. The concept was created by a working group at the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine by order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and the National Historical and Cultural Reserve “Babyn Yar”. Borys Glazunov, Serhii Kot, Vitalii Nakhmanovych, Tetiana Pastushenko, Ivan Patriiak, Viktoriia Yaremenko and others were among co - authors of a working group led by Hennadii Boriak, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, deputy director of the Institute of History of Ukraine.
On November 17, a series of educational events dedicated to Global Day of Jewish Learning, which celebrates more than 500 Jewish communities, 40 countries and 6 continents this year was held in Dnipro. The topic of the education program was: “In a world of words, speeches and meanings”.
Klymentiy Sheptytsky as archimandrite of the Holy Assumption Univ Lavra, he was a constant assistant and advisor to his older brother – Andrey Sheptytsky, metropolitan of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Thanks to Sheptytsky brothers an unique system of the Galicia Jews rescue during the Nazi genocide was organized. Thanks to their efforts, the lives of more than 200 people have been rescued.