"Holocaust Studies: a Ukrainian Focus". International peer-reviewed annual academic journal on Holocaust studies and other genocides of the 20th century.

Founded in 2002, the journal aims to serve as an academic platform for the publication of original research on the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine. The mission of the journal is to contribute to the scholar understanding of the tragedy of Ukrainian Jews during the Second World War. The specific tasks of the journal are to publish:

  • high-quality original research;
  • translations of important for Ukrainian studies texts focused on Holocaust issues;
  • sources and comments on them;
  • reviews on actual scholar works;
  • reviews of the most important scholar events.

The journal is included in the List of scholar professional publications of Ukraine category B (historical specialties - 032). Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 09.02.2021 No. 157 (Appendix 4).

We are pleased to invite for cooperation historians and representatives of other humanitarian disciplines. The main criterion for the Editorial Board is the scholar quality of the proposed texts. The journal accepts materials not only from Doctors and professors, but also from Masters, doctoral students, independent scholars.

Languages of the journal: Ukrainian, English, German. Russian. Details about the submission procedure and design of materials you can find on this page

Publication in the "Holocaust Studies: a Ukrainian Focus" is free for authors.

Focusing mainly on Ukrainian issues, we aim to study them in the broad context of Ukrainian and European history, as well as the genocides of the 20th century. That is why the Editorial Board encourages authors to submit materials that concern such problematic and thematic areas:

  • various aspects of the Holocaust on Ukrainian lands (1941-1944);
  • comparative studies of Nazi policy towards the Jewish population in Ukraine and other regions of Europe; comparative analysis of the situation of Jews and other groups of discriminated population during the Second World War; comparison of the Holocaust and other genocides;
  • political, social, cultural conditions of Eastern European Jews before and after the Holocaust;
  • studies of Holocaust memorialization, memory politic and its public reception in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and the world;
  • historiographical and source reviews.
The journal publisher is the "Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute of Holocaust Studies.
Publication of the journal is available thanks to the support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). By returning the assets of Holocaust victims, Claims Conference allows organizations from all countries to study the history of the Shoah and preserve the memory of the victims.

We are committed to an Open Access policy for the publications of the journal. The journal is licensed by  Creative Commons Attribution  International CC-BY. After the issue release, all its articles are available on this website. They are open for reading, download, copy, distribution, and quoting. However, when distributing our materials, you should consider the copyright and always indicate the author and publication place.

The journal is distributed to more than 50 Ukrainian and foreign scholar, educational and cultural institutions, libraries, and specialized institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada, and Israel.