"Tkuma" Institute implements public cultural and educational projects, including "The Sunday Club", "Dniprovsky Historical Club" and other activities.


On July 16, 2017 the session of Dniprovsky Historical Club was conducted. The topic of the meeting was “Leonid Brezhnev and His Era: Politics, Society and the Jewish Question in Ukraine”. The session was held by Prof. Donald J. Raleigh (North Carolina, USA), who presented the notes to his new book – Leonid Brezhnev’s biography. The separate attention was paid to analysis of the foreign policy of the secretary general and his attitude to the “Jewish question”. The event was moderated by Prof. Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University, США).

On June 11, 2017 within the framework of Dniprovsky Historical Club presentation of the Book “The Journey” by Ida Fink was conducted. The book was presented by author of Ukrainian translation, editor of Polish information portal Culture.pl Natalia Rymska (Warsaw). The event was organized with the help of partners – Polish Institute in Kyiv (we express special gratitude to the director of Institute Ewa Figel and Les Beley), Bookstore “Є” (art director in Dnipro Nadiia Vovk), friends from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University – Dr. Oleh Repan and Dr. Valeriia Lavrenko and all those who joined the presentation.

On May 28, 2017 within the session of the Sunday Club “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” organized presentation of the book “Breaking Stereotypes” by Dr. Eli Nacht.

On March 12, 2017 regular session of the Sunday Club, dedicated to Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the 19th – beginning of the 20th c., was conducted. The session gathered school and university students, teachers, and local historians.

The session was conducted by Valentyn Rybalka, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associate, who noted that the first half of the twentieth century was marked by a number of humanitarian catastrophes that showed the crisis of human civilization. First of all, these were World War I, the tragedy of the Armenian people, the Holodomor, World War II and the Holocaust. To some extent, the Holocaust became the result of Jewish and non-Jewish population relations in previous years, so this period is called “The Eve of Catastrophe”.

On February 19, 2017 regular session of the Sunday Club was held on the base of “Tkuma” Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”.