On June 27, 2023, within the framework of the project “Youth Reflects on the Holocaust and the Second World War”, a scientific and methodological webinar (online) was held for university teachers, teachers of history and social sciences of secondary general educational institutions of Ukraine on the topic “Commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust today: key themes and the need for change”.
Anatoliy Podolskiy, a leading researcher of the Department of Ethnopolitics of our Institute, candidate of historical sciences, gave a lecture at the webinar.
Anatoliy Podolskiy is speaking
The conversation focused on changes in traditional approaches to commemorating Holocaust victims as a result of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. The lecturer paid special attention to the discussion of new commemorative trends. A. Podolskiy proposed the following questions to the audience for discussion.
- How is our vocabulary changing?
- What topics are gaining special importance and relevance?
- How to identify new manipulations or outdated clichés and abandon them?
- What forms of commemorative events should change and how?
During the work of the webinar
35 participants of the webinar – scientists, lecturers, teachers, public figures from 13 regions of Ukraine – joined the discussion and actively participated in the discussion of the proposed issues.
The webinar was held on the initiative of the Kyiv Educational Public Association “Space of Tolerance” in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for the Study of the History of the Holocaust and with the support of the German Foundation “Memory. Responsibility. Future”.