On February 23, Ukraine and Dnipro commemorates the tragic death of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, the first Prime Minister of the Crimean Democratic Republic Noman Çelebicihan (1918) and the memory of the victims of the Soviet deportation of the Vainakh people (1944). It was on this day in 1944, that Operation NKVD launched Operation “Chechevitsa”, during which approximately 600,000 Chechens and Ingush were deported to Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

On February 16, a group of museologists and librarians from Dnipro have visited Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” and “Tkuma” Institute. A good friend and partner of “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Dmytro Kayuk – director of municipal enterprise “Ethnographic Parks of Dnipro” initiated the meeting.

Recently, the head of the research department at “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Dr. Iryna Radchenko, was a guest at one of the episodes of the “Alef” weekly Jewish TV program. Together with the host of the program Oleh Rostovtsev, they discussed the activities of various humanitarian organizations to rescue Jews during the Holocaust.

Yesterday, May 14, was marked as the Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who rescued Jews during World War II. The memorial date was set by a special Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as a sign of respect for Ukrainian rescuers, their compassion and solidarity.

We sincerely congratulate Iryna Radchenko, Researcher of “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” for successfully defending her dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences! The topic of her dissertation is ‘Models of activity of humanitarian organizations for rescuing Jews of Europe during the Holocaust (1939-1945)”.