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Inna Rogatchi Artistic Photography Exhibition The Route

June 20, 2013 the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine and Tkuma Institute hosted the opening ceremony of the artistic photography exhibition The Route. Family edition. 2013. Talented couple of Inna and Michael Rogatchi brought the collection from Finland to Dnipropetrovsk. She is a famous writer, president of the International Cultural and Charitable Foundation of Rogatchi family and author of the collection; he is an outstanding artist, who makes painting on the most diverse subjects, including, the paintings devoted to past and present life of the Jewish people.
The visits of Rogatchi family traditionally have become a holiday for Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. In October 2012 their family donated triptych Faces of the Holocaust (Michael Rogatchi) to the Museum. Inna Rogatchi also donated collection of art photos to the Museum. And all because of her special attitude to Dnipropetrovsk: her father, Isaac Buyanover, was born and lived in this city. The art exhibition is devoted to him, In memory of my father, Dnipropetrovsk resident, famous inventor and a talented photographer, Isaac Buyanover.
 

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Tkuma Bulletin in New Format

The world is changing and we are changing as well. Tkuma Bulletin will be published in a new, more compact and handy format. From now on bulletin will be issued on A4 paper. We have tried to make the bulletin not only more convenient but also improved the design making the bulletin visually more pleasing. Now youll learn about the news of our organization from improved, colored bulletin.
Please, have a look at the updated newspaper Tkuma Bulletin (? 117), read it: we are waiting for your feedback. We always listen to the advice of our readers. So read, discuss, write reviews, call, make comments - we are ready to change!
You can download the newspaper here:
http://tkuma.dp.ua/component/option,com_docman/task,doc_details/gid, 47/Itemid, 91/
You can also take a bulletin at the information center of the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. Or write your address on e-mail: e-mail -. Java-script and we will send you issue with mail.

 
Novelties in the Museum

Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine was opened in October 2012 and continues its dynamic development today. This applies to all spheres of Museum activity. Firstly, the Museum actively develops cooperation with the world museum complexes and research centers. Secondly, the museum is a multidisciplinary institution, where scientific, cultural, artistic and other projects are implemented. And thirdly, the exposition itself is all the time complemented by new exhibits, multimedia programs and even whole sections. Each update is worthy, and therefore we start the rubric Novelties in the Museum.
We will tell the history of the new exhibits, represent the concept of collage, and so follow the life of the exposure.
First of all we will tell you about the updates of Agro-Joint section. This section in devoted to the creation of Jewish agricultural colonies in the territory of Russian Empire. During the Soviet era Jewish collective farms were established on the basis of many of them.


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The Concert Devoted to Leonid Kogan

The concert The Magic of Music by Leonid Kogan, devoted to the famous Dnipropetrovsk violinist was held on May 30 at the museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine.
Dnipropetrovsk cultural figures have long been in favor of naming the Regional Philharmonic Hall after the outstanding violinist Leonid Kogan. According to Yevhen Tokalov, the Honored Artist of Ukraine, this idea came about when the local press had carried out a survey of readers dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Dnipropetrovsk region. During the project Vote for the great! it turned out that Dnipropetrovsk residents recognized violinist Leonid Kogan as the best-known figure in the nomination Culture.

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International Educational Seminar. Results

International educational seminar International Experience Exchange in the Holocaust Teaching has been held in the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB) in May 13-17, 2013. The heads and leading specialists of the Ukrainian museums, including Tkuma Institute and the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine research associates (Artem Eryomenko, Vladimir Kireev, Anna Medvedovskaya, Yengeniya Salamakha and Anna Khramtsova) have taken part in the seminar.
The seminar is organized by Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Jewish Foundation of Ukraine with the assistance of the Consulate General of Germany in Donetsk, as well the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine within the framework of the project Ukrainian museum staff and the culture of memory in Germany.
The seminar has taken place in one of the best Jewish museums in Europe Jewish Museum Berlin that has the great experience in implementation of interactive educational projects on the Holocaust for schoolchildren and students.

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The Sunday University. Jews in Medieval Europe

The regular session of the Sunday University was held. For uninitiated person it may seem that there is nothing more to say about it. The session, which has become traditional, was held in appointed day the third Sunday of a month, in traditional place, in traditional time.
But nevertheless each session is different from the previous one. And this time, the changes were radical. Firstly, the leaders of the sessions have changed. Dr. Ihor Shchupak, Tkuma Institute and Museum director, traditional speaker and moderator of the Sunday University, handed over his duties to Lyudmyla Davlyetova, the head of Tkuma Institute Educational Department, and Anna Medvedovska, head of Research Department.

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Regular Seminar for Teachers

The seminar for teachers of social sciences, which took training courses in the Dnepropetrovsk Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education (DRIPPE) was held on the 14th of May. The session was conducted by Dr. Igor Shchupak, Tkuma Institute and Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine director.
The purpose of the seminar is to improve professional qualification and pedagogical skills of teachers of history and social sciences. The seminar was attended by about 20 teachers from Dnepropetrovsk region. The main task of such seminar is to draw attention of the teachers to the Holocaust studying and introduction of this topic into school program.
The program of the workshop, as usual, consisted of classes, guided tour in the Museum, and the presentation of Tkuma books.

 

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International Educational Seminar. Day 2

We are continuing the blog of the international educational seminar International Experience Exchange in the Holocaust Teaching (Berlin) participants. And now we present the second day report.
Alina Gromova from educational department conducted a workshop devoted to the work with groups. We worked out the methods of establishing communication in a group before viewing the temporary exhibition, special sessions for emancipation were held as well (this sessions can be immediately identified the photos).
The temporary exposition The Whole Truth about the Jews was very impressive and memorable. The viewing of the exposition was followed by a discussion during which participants could express their impressions and comments. Also as part of the seminar, we had a meeting with the curator of temporary exhibitions Miriam Goldman. This time the conversation was devoted to questions regarding the organization of Jewish Museum in Berlin temporary exhibitions in general and discussion the impressions after the exhibition. The experience gained will promote high-quality temporary exhibitions in a special fourth hall of the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine.

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International Educational Seminar. Day 1

May 13-17, five employees of Tkuma Institute and the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine took part in international educational seminar International Experience Exchange in the Holocaust Teaching (Berlin). Inspired by the workshop program, our members have decided to write a small blog. In this blog the staff of the Institute and the Museum highlights the brightest events of each day of the workshop.
So, we present you the first day report.
We were on a tour in the Jewish Museum Berlin, which was conducted by the education department employee Alina Gromova. She presented us the general concept of the museum, spoke about the educational projects of the Jewish Museum Berlin, which are held for different age, ethnic, and religious groups. While studying the installations Alina Gromova told about the details of their use in working with groups.








 

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Round Table in Regional State Administration

April 23 Round Table The Moral, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Prevention of Xenophobia and Discrimination in Ukraine and in the World was conducted in the Conference Room of Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration.
The event was organized by the Ukrainian National Expert Commission on Protection of Public Morality, Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Association of Ukrainian Lawyers (Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regional organizations). Representatives of religious organizations, leaders of regional NGOs, scholars, educators, youth and students, officials of the state administration and the City Council, as well as the media were invited to the Round Table.

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Tkuma Institute established the Semen Orlyansky Award

April 14-15 annual scientific-practical conference The Zaporozhye Jewish readings took place. This is a series of annual, unique in form and content scientific and practical conferences, which, for nearly two decades, are held in Zaporozhye. Hundreds of historians, philosophers, philologists, psychologists, social scientists from different parts of Ukraine, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Russia and other countries can call themselves participants of the Readings.
This project is being implemented by Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Zaporozhye National University, and is traditionally held on the basis of ZNU. This year the organizers have decided to break with tradition. The official opening of the Readings took place in Zaporozhye and the plenary sessions were continued already in Dnepropetrovsk.


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Press Conference Between Hitler and Stalin: the Residents of Dnipropetrovsk during the Second World

April 9 the media center Dnepr POST hosted a press conference with Dr. Victor Brekhunenko, professor, the head of department of the Institute of Ukrainian Archeology and Source Studies of NAS of Ukraine, Dr. Alexander Nickilev, professor of the Ukrainian history department, Dnepropetrovsk National University, and Dr. Igor Shchupak, Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine director.
The press conference was held within the visit of Dr. Victor Brekhunenko to Dnepropetrovsk. In the morning he held several lectures at the Dnipropetrovsk National University and talked with students. During the lecture, he presented books from a series About Ukraine with Pride and Humor and World War II. Ukrainian Dimension.


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International Educational Seminar International Experience Exchange in the Holocaust Teaching in G

International educational seminar International Experience Exchange in the Holocaust Teaching will be held in the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB) in May, 13-17.2013. The heads and leading specialists of the Ukrainian museums, including Tkuma Institute and the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine research associates will take part in the seminar. 

The seminar is organized by Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Jewish Foundation of Ukraine with the assistance of the Consulate General of Germany in Donetsk, as well as with the financial support of the following organizations: the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference), Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund (Dutch Fund), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (Joint)and the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine within the framework of the project Ukrainian museum staff and the culture of memory in Germany.


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The Ceremony Devoted to the Memory Day of Holocaust Victims and the Heroism of European Jewry


The ceremony devoted to the Memory Day of Holocaust victims and the heroism of European Jewry took place in the prayer hall of the Central Synagogue Golden Rose. It was organized by JAFI Dnipropetrovsk branch with the assistance of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish youth center Hillel and fund Shiurey Lubavitch Torah. The book exhibition of Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies was presented in the hall of the synagogue, where everyone could read the literature on the Holocaust, as well as get handouts of the Institute and the Museum.
The ceremony began with the reading of a memorial prayer Kaddish and El Male Rachamim.


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Visiting Conference My, Different, Strange


Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies together with the Krivoy Rog museum Museum of Mikhail Marmer held a conference for history teachers, students and professors on the 21st of March. Some aspects of history teaching in educational institutions of Ukraine were discussed at the conference. Peculiarities of the methods were illustrated by Dr. Igor Shchupak, Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine director, and Dr. Oleg Repan, Associate Professor Ukrainian History department, Oles Gonchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, director of the Institute of Social Research.
A rich program of the day included a lot of activities. At the beginning of the conference new historical literature for the program Bookshelf, which comes out at the regional TV channel Rudana was presented. Dr. Igor Shchupak introduced to the public new publications of Tkuma Institute, as well as book by publishing house Tkumah.






 

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Vitaly Nakhmanovich: Historical Memory is a Projection of the Desirable Future into the Past


On the 18th of March the session of Dniprovsky Historical Club has been held on the base of Tkuma Institute and the Museum Jewish memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. The event was organized in cooperation with the Institute of Social Studies. Dr. Igor Shchupak, the moderator of the session, has had a great point that all the participants of the historical club are different people, but what unites them is one thing, they are very interesting persons and talented historians.
This time the guest of the club has been Vitaly Nakhmanovich, famous historian, leading Research Associate of the Museum of Kyiv History, Executive Secretary of the Public Committee for the Commemoration of the Victims of Babi Yar. Dr. Shchupak has introduced him as the man who is probably the most engaged and involved in the field of Babi Yar on the professional level as well as the author of the monograph devoted to Babi Yar, with lots of factual, photographic and documentary evidence.

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The Sunday University. Islam in the Past and in the Modern World

The regular session of the Sunday University has been held on the 17th of March. As it was stated in the announcement, the topic of the session has been Islam in the Past and in the Modern World. However such board question can be the subject for the whole training course. That is why, Dr. Igor Shchupak, permanent lecture and moderator of the Sunday University, has proposed to those present to outline the range of interesting questions in this theme.
Mr. Ahmed Zubairaev, representative of Dnepropetrovsk Muslim community, former imam of regional Muslim community (let us remind that he had taken part in the previous session), promised to give full answers. Mr. Ahmed has also explained the purpose of his presence here: We are not able to convince each other or to make someone follow somebody elses religion. My mission here is, on the basis of the knowledge the Highest gave me, to try to melt the ice of distrust towards Islam and destroy the stereotypes that have been established towards Muslims.


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The Lesson of Tolerance for the Children from The Planet of Happiness


On the 18th of February the pupils of the 7th form of the educational complex The Planet of Happiness (? 148) were learning how to be tolerant. The lesson of the tolerance was conducted by Dr. Igor Shchupak, Tkuma Institute and Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine director. This lesson showed that, Igor Shchupaks great pedagogical experience allows him to find the way to the people of different age. The lesson was conducted in the form of interactive communication with the children. Igor Shchupak always shifted to pupils life experience??? and didnt let them feel bored.

 

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Open Debate Tournament "Dnepr Open"

Regular annual debate tournameny Dn?pr Open is finished. The event was organized by NGO New Vision with the support of Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. According to the organizers, Dn?pr Open is not only spectacular event, where everyone can become the participant learn how to offer argument and persuasion strategies. This is an opportunity to hear different points of view on current issues of democracy and human rights, which are traditionally the subjects tournament. Moreover, its not just friendship and debate traditions, which emerged recently. Dn?pr Open is a unique chance to combine all above mentioned benefits with the learning process, because that debate are recognized as worldwide technology that provides endless opportunities for personal development, improvement of critical thinking skills and knowledge of the world. And all this is conducted in a form of an open discussion.
 

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Regular Session of the Sunday University

The regular session of the Sunday University was held on the base of Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. It continued the session line devoted to connection between Judaism and other religions. The topic of this session was Judaism. Christianity. Islam. Regular and the only lecturer of the Sunday University by now Dr. Igor Shchupak shared the lectern with the experts on Islam, representatives of Dnepropetrovsk Muslim community Telman Mamedov, the head of Dnepropetrovsk Azerbaijani community, and Ahmed Zubairaev, who had been the imam of Dnepropetrovsk Muslim community quite recently.


 

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Pedagogical Seminar

The seminar for teachers of social sciences, which took training courses in the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education (DRIPPE) was held on the 14th of February. The seminar program included Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine tour, interactive session with Dr. Igor Shchupak and the report of Swedish Prof. Paul Levine with further discussion.

Prof. Levine, Associate Professor, Ph.D, Senior Lecturer.in History of Uppsala University, during his visit to Dnepropetrovsk attended Tkuma Institute and after communication with Dr. Igor Schupak decided to take part in events organized by the Institute.

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Secondary school of Goryanovskoe village on the tour in the Museum


Goryanovskoe village secondary school pupils came to see the exposition of Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine.
The tour was conducted by Tatiana Selyutina, Research Associate of Scientific Department of Tkuma Institute. She told about the history and traditions of Jewish people in the context of the Ukrainian and World History, revealed touching stories of exhibits, drew attention to the most valuable and important artifacts in the Museum collection.
 

 
Charity Found Blessing on tour in the Museum

The members of charity fund Blessing were on excursion in the Museum. The excursion was held by Anna Medvedovska, the Head of Scientific Department of Tkuma Institute.
The visitors brought so much enthusiasm and vitality that charged Tkuma staff with positive emotions for a long time. The group consisted only of twenty people, but we felt like there were much, much more of them. Some of them made photos, asked questions, and others looked more closely at the artifacts. The group was so friendly and so genuinely interested in what they saw that the atmosphere of the tour was very friendly almost family.
At the end the participants thanked Anna Medvedovska for very informative tour.


 
The Children from Sinelnikovo Had Visited the Museum

If you visit Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine one way or another you will meet the school excursion. The children from different schools of the city, region and whole Ukraine are a significant part of our exhibition visitors. We are pleased to note that having seen the Museum once boys and girls come back here again, and their teachers brings new groups of the pupils.
It was the first time children from Sinelnikovo comprehensive school had come to our museum. But we are sure they will come again. The proof of this is their genuine interest.
The excursion was held by Anna Medvedovska, the Head of Scientific Department of Tkuma Institute. She told the children, in laymans terms, about Jewish traditions and about the biggest tragedy in the history of Jews - the Holocaust. Despite the different age of the pupils (5-11 forms), guides professionalism kept the attention of children throughout the tour.

 
Dniprovsky historical club with Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak

The International Scholarly-Pedago gical Conference dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, held on January 27-28 in Dnipropetrovsk Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine has come to an end.

The regular meeting of Dniprovsky historical club became a bright event of the second Conference day. Duringprevious club sessions the participants had an opportunity to meet and talk to Prof. Vladyslav Hrynevych and Prof. Ivan Patrylyak. This time Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak was invited to be a guest of Dniprovsky historical club. He is a rare visitor of our city, so for an average citizen a challenge to talk to him could be called a true luck.

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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked in Dniprtpetrovs'k

On January 27-28, 2013 in Dnipropetrovsk the events dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day have been held.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked annually on the 27th of January according to the decision of the UN General Assembly dated November 1, 2005 (resolution ? 60/7). On this day in 1945the Soviet army liberated prisoners of the largest death camp Auschwitz-Birken au in Oswiecim (Poland), which has become the terrible symbol of the Holocaust and Nazi crimes during World War II. Having declared January 27 the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UN General Assembly called onmember-countries for developing of educational programs for next generations to preserve the memory about this tragedy in order to prevent future acts of genocide. Verkhovma Rada of Ukraine made a decision to mark the International Holocaust in Ukraine on January 27 on the state level (Resolution of Verkhovna Rada ? 8605, dated July 5, 2011).

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The actors of Gorky theatre have visited the Museum

Jean Melnikov, art director of Gorky theatre and Peoples artist of Ukraine, is constant guest of the Museum. It was he, who has put a lot of efforts to make unit Theatre in the third hall look like it does now. Part of posters and advertisements, exposed in this unit, is his gift to the Museum.
This time Mr. Melnikov has visited the exposition with his friends and colleagues, such as Lyudmila Vershinina, People's Artist of Ukraine; Lyudmila Voronina, Honored Artist of Ukraine; Leonid Fursenko, theatre director and honored worked of culture of Ukraine; Tatiana Kruchinina, Deputy director of the theater.

 
The lecture of the Sunday University

The regular session of the Sunday University that continued the previous lecture topic The ideological premise of the Holocaust. Judaism and Christianity" was held in the Menorah Center. And it was devoted, in particular, to attitude of Christians and Jews to Jesus Christ, and to the first steps of Christianity development and the impact of events of two thousand years of history on the modern inter-religious and inter-ethnic relations as well.
We are pleased to note that the audience of the Sunday University is constantly growing. It was the first visit for the significant part of the Sunday University audience, and our regular listeners invite their friends, relatives and acquaintances to join the lectures.
This time the lecture was held in the Sinai concert hall of the Menorah Community Center that made possible to accommodate all who wanted to listen to Dr. Igor Shchupak.

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Members of Kokhavim club in Museum

The members of womens club Kokhavim visited the Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine. Sergey Ponurko, staff scientist of Tkuma Institute and Museum, held the general sightseeing tour for them. Charming ladies listened attentively and asked some interesting questions. We can say it for sure that the excursion was successful, the listeners were complimentary about the guide's professionalism and thanked him a lot.

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Site for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2013, The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem has developed a special website with a variety of educational materials on this topic. The site contains lesson plans, testimonies and other materials. In line with the global significance of this day, as well as large-scale events of the International School, the material are presented in several languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Arabic and Chinese.

To check out the site materials go to the page using the link: www.yadvashem.org

 
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