On October 19 2015 “Tkuma” Institute for Holocaust Studies Research Associates conducted mobile exhibitions for pupils of Dnipropetrovsk. The exhibitions were devoted to two dates important for our city – mass extermination of Dnipropetrovsk Jews on October 13-14, 1941, and liberation of the city on October 25, 1943. On October 19 mobile exhibitions were presented to the pupils of 9 and 11 forms of gymnasium. During the event Iryna Radchenko and Maryna Strilchuk, “Tkuma” Institute Research Associates, showing to children exhibition posters devoted to Dnipropetrovsk during the Nazi occupation and the Righteous among the Nations, talked with pupils about the World War II and the Holocaust, discussed the heroism of those who risked their own lives and the lives of their relatives while saving their Jewish neighbors

 

On January 26, Kyiv hosted the opening of the exhibition “Auschwitz Concentration Camp – Ukrainian Dimension. Research, Documents, Testimonies” dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The organizers of the event are: the National Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, the G.S. Pshenychny Central State Archive. Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies took part in creation of the exhibitions. Our Museum handed over a number of unique exhibits that would be on display at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War along with other exhibits.

The exhibition presents about 300 objects that tell the story of our compatriots – prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp and soldiers of the First Ukrainian Front, who liberated Auschwitz. Among the exhibits there are documentary materials of the participants of the liberation of a concentration camp and its prisoners: prisoners of war, members of Ukrainian liberation movement, Ostarbeiters, Ukrainian Jews.
The exhibition was opened by Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Minister of Culture; Volodymyr Vyatrovych, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and Ivan Kovalchuk, Director of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. Igor Shchupak, Candidate of Historical Sciences, “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Director took part in the opening ceremony.
The Minister of Culture said that we can draw parallels between those events and Ukrainian realities. “The conditions in which Ukrainian prisoners are now, all those mockeries only prove that between German Nazism and current Russian imperialism there is almost no difference” – Vyacheslav Kyrylenko is quoted by UNIAN site.
The event ended with a round table, which was attended by prominent Ukrainian historians 
Dr. V. Vyatrovych, Prof. A. Lysenko, V. Nachmanowych, Prof. I. Patryliak, Dr. Igor Shchupak and others.

 

On January 21, 2015 "Tkuma" Institute staff conducted the presentation of Educational Mobile Exhibitions "The Holocaust in Ukraine" and "Righteous Among the Nations" for pupils of Sumy secondary schools. During the event Iryna Piskariova, "Tkuma" Institute Educational Programs Coordinator, and Dilfuza Hlushchenko, "Tkuma" Institute and the Museum Research Associate, actualized the children's knowledge of the history of World War II and the Holocaust, on the base of exhibition banners told students about the Holocaust in Ukraine, as well as got them acquainted with some stories of Ukrainian Righteous among the Nations.

 

In October Iryna Piskariova, "Tkuma" Institute Educational Programs Coordinator, conducted the presentation of Educational Mobile Exhibition in Dnipropetrovsk schools. The series of events was dedicated to the significant date - liberation of Dnipropetrovsk from Nazi invaders.

On September 29, 2014 the official opening of the exhibition “Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremities: a Focus on European History in the XX century” took place at Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”. The event was organized by Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, supported by the German Embassy in Ukraine. 2014 happened to have some key dates: the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and 75th anniversary of the Second World War, the 25th anniversary of the fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the 10th anniversary of EU enlargement to the East. The exhibition “Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremities” is dedicated to these anniversaries. It is prepared by the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich and Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship.

Opening of the exhibition in Dnipropetrovsk was commemorated to the 73rd anniversary of the shootings at Babi Yar.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Dr. Detlef Voltaire, Consul General of Germany in Donetsk; Refat Chubarov, the Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis; representatives of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, the Dnipropetrovsk Jewish Community, public figures, academics, participants of the Final of the XI International Contest of Creative Works of Pupils, Students and Teachers “Lessons of War and the Holocaust - Lessons of Tolerance” and those wishing to come. After the official opening, the guests could look through materials of the exhibition – 26 posters representing 190 photographs from numerous archives of Europe. Tour of the exhibition was conducted by Dr. Oleksandra Leonova, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Head of Research Department. Large posters tell us about how the experience of violence of the First World War, which historians have called “disaster of a century”, contributed to the rise of totalitarian movements of the XX century, and how the new democracies which after the end of the war fought for stability, had soon gone to defense. In Russia, the Communists came to power, in Italy – fascists. In some countries of Central and Eastern Europe authoritarian regimes appeared. The ideas of nationalism, left radicalism, anti-Semitism, racism and conspiracy theory were spread not only in Germany. But it was here in 1933 where the National Socialists, who were deliberately preparing for a new war, came to power. It is impossible to understand the causes of dictatorships in Europe and explain the Second World War, without the history of World War I. 
The exhibition is donated to the Museum, so all who could not join the official opening will be able to see content at any working day of the Museum.