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Interviews conducted in Ukraine


(includes testimonies in the process of being integrated into the Visual History Archive)

Regional Consultant(s)

  • Anna Lenchovska

Ukrainian-language Portal

Educational Programming

  • 2016: Educators from Ukrainian conflict areas attended two seminars led by USC Shoah Foundation Ukrainian consultant Anna Lenchovska and author Olexander Voitenko in Sloviansk
  • 2016: Teen interns lead Babi Yar IWalk
  • 2016: The office of the Ukrainian ombudsman conducted a seminar for teachers on human rights education using USC Shoah Foundation’s multimedia teaching guide, Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches.
  • 2016: IWitness activity “Arrival at Auschwitz” was piloted in Ukrainian.
  • 2015: USC Shoah Foundation regional consultant Anna Lenchovska and educational expert Oleksandr Voitenko hosted an educational seminar on Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933: The Human Dimension of the Tragedy, a multimedia teacher’s guide, in Kyiv.
  • 2015: Ukrainian teens use artwork inspired by testimony from the Visual History Archive in their applications to participate in the Sources of Tolerance summer school.
  • 2015: USC Shoah Foundation regional consultant Anna Lenchovska uses testimony to teach tolerance and non-discrimination to newly trained Ukrainian police officers. 
  • 2015: Teacher seminar "How to use video testimonies about war in a classroom with teenagers that witnessed war" in Kyiv.
  • 2014: Application for Ukrainian children's summer camp Sources of Tolerance asks applicants to create artwork about tolerance inspired by testimony from Visual History Archive.
  • 2014: Training on Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches organized by Czech Association for International Affairs for social science and humanities teachers of the Crimean Tatar ethnic group.
  • 2013: Three-day seminar in Kyiv on Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches
  • 2013: A workshop for secondary school students and teachers of Troeschyna district of Kyiv on the Institute’s multimedia teacher guide Great Famine 1932 – 1933: a human dimension of tragedy.
  • 2013: International research symposium Holodomor 1932-1933: Personal Dimension of Tragedy, organized by the Public Committee on Commemoration of Holodomor vict
  • 2013: Sixth Annual Roundtable Ukrainian Society and Holocaust Remembrance: Research and Educational Aspects presentation to diplomats, scholars, teachers, principals.
  • 2013: Presentation at the Ombudsman Office on Encountering Memory; decision-makers.
  • 2013: International research symposium ʺHolodomor 1932-1933: personal dimension of tragedyʺ ; Public committee on commemoratoin of Holodomor victimms.
  • 2013: Training for teachers at the Educational-MWork with the text of UN Convention on children rights - work in groups and discussion.
  • 2013: Training for students at Rivne University.
  • 2013: Mykolayiv educational and methodical center for teachers.
  • 2013: Presentation at Instute for Teacher Qualification Advancement.
  • 2013: Seminar at the Methodical and Educational Center for teachers.
  • 2013: Training for students at Yalta University.
  • 2013: Training of Trainers for EVZ Project.
  • 2013: Workshop at the Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Tkuma.
  • 2013: Presentation at the Goethe Institute.
  • 2013: Presentation at the Ombudsman Office in Kiev on Encountering Memory, for decision-makers and NGO leaders.
  • 2013: All-Ukrainian seminar for chairs of local methodical cabinets of history of the Ministry of education of Ukraine Problems of studying events of the World War 2.
  • 2012: Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development workshop in Prague for Ukrainian educators. Follow-up seminar in August 2014.
  • 2011-2012: Pain of Memory training program in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk. Training program is funded by U.S. Department of State, US Embassy in Ukraine; training conducted in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies.
  • 2010: training seminar in Kyiv on the use of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33: Human Dimension of the Tragedy lesson.
  • 2007-2008: Encountering Memory national training program in Ukraine: 3,200 teachers trained.

Academic Programming

  • 2015: Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow Jared McBride conducts research in Visual History Archive to identify Holocaust perpetrators in Wolyn, in present-day Ukraine.
  • 2013-2014: Institute Fellow Douglas Greenberg researches the Holocaust in Wolyn, in present-day Ukraine.

Conferences and Workshops

  • 2016: National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War uses Institute’s educational resources for a conference on the fate of the Roma during the Holocaust
  • 2013: Event in observance of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide presentation for NGO activists, teachers, students, journalists, and general public

Additional work in Ukraine

  • 2015: Anna Lenchovska incorporates testimony into her training course on tolerance and non-discrimination for police officers in Kyiv. The course is part of Ukraine's overhaul of its police force.
  • 2013: Publication of comprehensive multimedia teacher's guide Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches. The project was initiated by USC Shoah Foundation in cooperation with VAAD and the German foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ)'s "Teaching Human Rights" program and approved by Ukraine's Ministry of Education and Science. The guide is composed of 10 modules highlighting the rights guaranteed by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights along with historical reviews of human rights violations in Nazi Germany and Stalin's USSR and also analyses of recent cases from the European Court of Human Rights. The resource includes testimony of survivors of totalitarian regimes from USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive.