On May 14, for the second time, Ukraine celebrated the Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who rescued Jews during World War II. The memorable date of the last, pre-war year was introduced by the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Read more: TV programs dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who rescued Jews during World War II
“Tkuma” Institute took an active part in numerous TV programs dedicated to the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation and Victory Day. Among them are:
Igor Shchupak’s dialogue with well-known journalist and political commentator Yevhen Kiselyov, presenter of “Ukraine 24” TV channel;
interview with a Canadian journalist Yurii Klufas on his TV channel Kontakt (Toronto, Canada);
program of a new Ukrainian Russian-language project designed for Russians – “February morning”, where together with journalist Roman Chaika discussed the effectiveness of Nazi propaganda – and modern Russian; on the parallels between World War II and the current Russian-Ukrainian war, on the Holocaust and the killings of civilians in Ukraine;
participation in a telethon UAtogether on 1+1 TV Channel, where the conversation about World War II and the price of the Victory over Nazism took place; about the Holocaust and other genocides; about the anti-Hitler coalition, etc.
Read more: TV programs dedicated to the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation and Victory Day
“Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies conducts classes not only with educators and scientists, but also with groups of people who are interested in history.
One of such classes was an interactive lecture by the director of “Tkuma” Institute, Dr. Igor Shchupak, which he gave online on April 19, for participants in the Kollel Torah project.
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Meeting of the Working Group of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on updating curricula
“Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies continues seminars with Ukrainian educators. It is clear that under the conditions of Russia's full-scale aggression against Ukraine, educational work takes place mostly online.
Scientists and educators who have found themselves in different parts of Ukraine and the world take part in online conferences and zoom meetings. However, the work does not stop, which is especially important in the face of the challenges of modern war, which is part of the struggle to preserve the true historical memory.
Staff of “Tkuma” Institute also take an active part in all-Ukrainian educational forums and meetings. One of such important events on April 22, was a meeting of the Working Group of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to improve existing state history curricula. The meeting was initiated by Raisa Yevtushenko, Chief Specialist of the Department of General Secondary and Preschool Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and Liudmyla Hrynevych, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Ukrainian History, Director of the Ukrainian Holocaust Research and Education Center (HREC in Ukraine).
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In the context of Russia's large-scale war against Ukraine, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies is trying to continue its activities online and work in different directions.
An online symposium for educators and teachers of the Holocaust history was launched on March 9 to reflect the tragedy through the prism of Nazi crime scenes. The program was initiated by Wolfgang Schmutz and Paul Salmons and organized by the Claims Conference.