Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Reserch Associate of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science, chief of the Center of Jewish History and Culture, chief of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (www.holocaust.kiev.ua)
Born in 1968 in Kyiv. Studied, worked, served in Army, then resumed his work. In 1993 graduated with honors from History Faculty at Gorky Kyiv Pedagogic Institute (now Dragomanov Ukrainian Pedagogic University). Since very 1993 works as a Research Scientist in the Department of Theory and History of Political Sciences at I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethno-National Research of NAS of Ukraine. In 1996 defended the Candidate dissertation, for the fist time on Ukrainian lands dedicated to History of Holocaust (“Genocide of Nazis against Jews in Ukraine in 1941-1944”). Author of more than 70 publications, devoted to issues of Jewish history and history of Holocaust. Participant of numerous international conferences and seminars on Jewish studies in Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Great Britain, Poland, Belarus, Germany, Moldova, USA.
Pedagogic activities started in 1989. During these years A. Podolskiy taught courses of general history, history of Ukraine, history of the Jewish people, history of Holocaust in various educational institutions of Ukraine (schools, colleges, University).
In 2000 – 2001 worked in Dnipropetrivsk on invitation of the local department of American Jewish Distribution Committee “Joint”, where he headed the first in Ukraine scientific educational center studying history of Holocaust – “Tkuma”.
From March 2002 with support from I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of NAS of Ukraine and Jewish Communities Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine (JCDF, New York), he opened the Ukrainian Center of Holocaust History Studies.
Scientific interests: history of the Jewish people, history of Jews in Ukraine in the 20th century, history of Holocaust.