In July 20, 2016 Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies welcomed the group of public activists, journalists and bloggers from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Bryansk and Kazan. The meeting started with the guided tour through the Museum exhibition conducted by Research Associate Vladyslav Bazylevsky. Visitors reviewed not only halls dedicated to the culture and history of Jewish people but also new exhibitions “Tragedies of the 20th c.” devoted to Euromaidan, Revolution of Dignity, ATO and Russian aggression against Ukraine. The guests were impressed by the quality of museum exhibitions and the level of the Museum development.
After the guided tour participants met Ukrainian public activists and volunteers to discuss the wide range of issues regarding modern political situation in Ukraine and Russia. In particular Russian activists were interested in decommunisation in Ukraine, the attitude of Ukrainians to Russians, the presence of Russian military units in the east of Ukraine, etc. The discussion was very active and successful due to our guests – Dr. Oleh Repan, ATO member, Associate Professor of History of Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk National University; Oleg Rostovstev, Advisor to the Mayor, Board Member of Dnipro Jewish community; Pavlo Khazan, Deputy of Dnipro Regional Council, “Fund for National Defense” Chairmen of Board; Olha Itkina, The Holocaust museum Employee and Dmytro Itkin, who two years ago were forced to leave their home in Donetsk and move to Dnipro, as well as “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum research associates.