On January 26-28, an All-Ukrainian scientific and practical seminar dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was held in Uzhhorod, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies. The participants of the educational event were history teachers and scientists from all over Ukraine.
Raisa Yevtushenko, chief specialist of the Directorate of Pre-School, School, Out-of-School and Inclusive Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Honored Educator of Ukraine (Kyiv); Roman Ofitsynskyi, doctor of historical sciences, professor of the department of socio-humanitarian and ethical-aesthetic education of the Transcarpathian Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education (Uzhhorod); Kostyantyn Bakhanov, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor of the Department of Social Science Education, Lviv Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education (Lviv); Igor Shchupak, candidate of historical sciences, director of “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, postdoctoral student at the University of Toronto, member of the International Council of Auschwitz, Honored Educator of Ukraine (Dnipro) made welcoming speeches for the event participants.
During the three days seminar, a wide range of issues related to the history of the Holocaust and its commemoration, the lessons of World War II and genocides in the context of russia's modern full-scale war against Ukraine were considered during the course of interactive lectures, mini-workshops, and practical sessions on the exchange of experience. Lively discussion was caused by the lecture-conversation of Dr. Yuri Slavik “Holocaust in Zakarpattia: prerequisites, course and consequences”, Dr. Igor Shchupak “Holocaust and other genocides in Ukrainian history education under the conditions of war” and other equally interesting classes. Particular attention was paid to the discussion of the problems of teaching history in the conditions of martial law, psychological support of the educational process and the vital potential of history lessons.
During the seminar, educators shared their experience of teaching history under martial law, as well as their plans to participate in the educational projects of “Tkuma” Institute, in particular, in the 20th International Creative Works Contest “Lessons of War and Holocaust – Lessons of Tolerance”, online seminars “How to teach history in the conditions of the russian-Ukrainian war” and other programs. So, it will continue.