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"TKUMA" UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES PROFILE

 

The history of Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies creation goes back to 1999. At that time Tkuma Scholarly-Educational Center (Revival) was registered; it was the first national center for studying and teaching the history of Ukraines Jews and the Holocaust. Tkuma is widely known in Ukraine and abroad due to published scientific monographs and textbooks, conducted scientific conferences and educational seminars, devoted to Jewish history in Ukraine, the Holocaust, the problems of international relations etc.
An important achievement of Tkuma is the creation of the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. The date of the official opening ceremony of the Museum was the 16th of October 2012. This date matches the reorganization of Tkuma Center into Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies.

Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies MISSION:

- forming and strengthening of Jewish national identity;
- improvement of Ukrainian-Jewish relations in Dnipropetrovsk and in Ukrainian society as a whole.

Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies GOALS:
- Forming of the leading research center for the Holocaust studies in Ukraine.
- Creation of advanced educational-methodological center for teachers.
- Further development of educational system on Jewish history and the Holocaust problem.
- Organization of inter-national, inter-religious, inter-confessional dialogue.

Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies FIELDS OF ACTIVITY:

-    research programs;
-    educational programs and activity;
-    publishing of scientific, educational and methodological literature on Ukrainian Jewish history and the Holocaust.

Research programs

As a research center for Holocaust studies, Tkuma conducts international scholar conferences, publishes scientific literature (monographs, scholarly journals, collections of documents and memoirs etc.), and provides important research projects.
The most important Tkuma research topic is the phenomenon of Righteous Among the Nations, who were saving Jews from Nazi genocide, risking their own lives and the lives of their families. Studying the mechanism of the Nazi final solution of Jewish question in occupied Ukraine, problems of international relations during the Second World War, resistance to the Nazi genocide, etc. hold important place in Tkuma research work. A large international scientific conference on Righteous Among the Nations is planned by Tkuma on 2014.
Among the scientific publications, prepared by Tkuma Institute there are issues of scholarly journal Holocaust studies (? 6) and collections of memoirs Memory Revival (? 5), collective monograph on the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine, research of the regional aspects of the Holocaust in the Odessa region, Bucovina etc.

Educational programs and activity
Tkuma Institute has a great experience of educational work with teachers, pupils and students. System of seminars on training courses for teachers was organized together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and regional institutes of postgraduate pedagogical education. Tkuma has unique experience in textbooks creating. School history textbooks, prepared by Tkuma staff, won All-Ukrainian State competitions and the hundreds of thousands of copies were published; every third schoolchild in Ukraine studies by this textbooks.

Tkuma Institute implements public cultural and educational projects, including:
- Dniprovsky historical club,
- Sunday University,
- International youth seminar The Ark,
- Debate tournament for senior schoolchildren,
- Intelligentsia Club etc.







 

 
 
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