The idea of holding a series of lectures in the form of free visits is not a novelty for "Tkuma" Institute. In particular, Dr. Igor Shchupak, "Tkuma" Institute and the Holocaust Museum Director, conducted similar sessions in various cities and countries. Since the opening of the Holocaust Museum "Tkuma" Institute found decent platform for the Sunday Club in our hometown.
The Sunday Club is monthly classes on interesting and important issues of the Jewish past in the context of Ukrainian and World History.
The main objective of the project is the formation of tolerant consciousness and increasing social and cultural competence.
The meetings are held in the form of interactive lectures, discussions, "round tables", interviews, tours, workshops, etc., allowing us to understand the origins of xenophobia, Holocaust preconditions and understand the causes of religious strife. The sessions are held by "Tkuma" Institute research associates as well as historians, philosophers, political scientists, religious scholars from Ukraine and other countries. Among the guests who participated in the sessions as co-presenters there were Telman Mamedov, one of the leaders of the Azerbaijani Community of Dnipropetrovsk, Dr Oleh Repan, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Assistant Professor of Department of History of Ukraine of Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University and others.
The Sunday club is attended by diverse audience of different professions, faiths and ages. On average, 50 participants come to the Sunday Club.
The session of the Sunday University was conducted by Oleksandra Leonova, "Tkuma"Institute Head of Research Department, in 21 of Septebmer. The session was devoted to the beginning of World War II and the occupation of Western Europe (attack on Poland, campaign in the West, Battle of Britain).