The Institute of History and Memory Landscape of Babyn Yar was established to manage, support and popularize interdisciplinary scientific research into the history and memory of Babyn Yar as a symbol of the Holocaust and other tragedies.
The institute is under the jurisdiction of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Charity Fund, reports to the Board and CEO and works in business communication with the Fund’s Scientific Council.



Generalized analysis of systematized, conceptually organized and verified information on the history of Babyn Yar as a symbol of the Holocaust and other tragedies.
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Babyn Yar in space and time: Annotated bibliographic index.
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Babyn Yar. Chronicle of the occupation of Kiev (jointly with the Institute of Holocaust History in Ukraine and Eastern Europe).


Historical analysis and digital media come together to explore the Babyn Yar mass shooting.
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Vladyslav Hrynevych (born 1959 in Kyiv, Ukraine) is a well-known Ukrainian historian, who is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the history of World War II and remembrance policy in Ukraine. He also studies ethnic history of Ukraine and the history of Jews in Ukraine. Particularly, he co-authored an article "Jews in Ukraine" in a multivolume Encyclopedia of the History of Ukraine. Doctor of Political Science, PhD (History). He defended his doctoral dissertation "Social and Political Sentiment of the Population of Ukraine During the Years of World War II" in 2008 at the Ivan Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

He also did internships at leading academic centers of North America and Europe: SEFER Center for Jewish History and Culture, Central European University, Harvard University, Kenann Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, George Washington University, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta, Amsterdam University. Scholarship holder of Fulbright, Kennan, Carnegie, Yatsyk and Kolyska Programs.

Vladyslav Hrynevych has authored and co-authored more than a 100 monographs and academic works in Ukrainian, Israeli, Canadian, Latvian, German, Polish, Russian and American editions.


«Бабин Яр. Історія і пам'ять» (Київ, вид-во «Дух і Літера», 2016. - 352 с., іл.; редактор і співавтор)
«Червоний імперіалізм. Друга світова війна і громадська думка в Україні. 1939-1941» (Київ, вид-во «HREC-PRESS», 2019 - 492 с.)


Anatoliy Pohorelov (born 1981 in Khrystoforivka, Mykolayiv region, Ukraine) is a PhD (History) and a Research Fellow at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. Since 2005, he is also a science editor at the Mykolayiv regional center for Basic Research and Editorial and Publishing Activities. In 2006-2009, he was a lecturer at the Department of Ukrainian Studies of the Illya Mechnikov Odesa National University’s Mykolayiv Educational and Scientific Institute. In 2009-2018, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Source Studies and Special Historical Disciplines and at the Department of History and Archeology at the Vasyl Sukhomlynsky Mykolayiv National University’s Educational and Scientific Institute of History, Political Science and Law.

His field of interest and research includes World War II and mass political repressions against Ukrainians in 1917-1991.

Anatoliy Pohorelov did an internship at the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen and held a DAAD fellowship, and a fellowship at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta. He also took part in international conferences and congresses in the UK, Germany, Ukraine and Japan.


Historical Consultant
Martin Christopher Dean (born 1962 in London, UK) received his PhD in European History from Queens’ College, Cambridge in 1989. He worked from 1990 to 1992 for the Australian Special Investigations Unit and then from 1992 to 1997 as Senior Historian for the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit in London. From 1998 to 2016, he was Applied Research Scholar at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC), where he also works as a historical consultant. Among his other recent consulting clients are the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Small Footprint Films, and Indiana University, PA.


"Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-1944" (London: Macmillan, 2000)
"Robbing the Jews: the Confiscation of Jewish Property in the Holocaust, 1933-1945" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
The USHMM Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945, vol. 2: Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012)


Vladlen Marayev (born 1988 in Kyiv, Ukraine) is a PhD (History) and a Research Fellow at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. In 2014, he was a Senior Researcher at the Research Center for Humanitarian Problems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since 2015, he is a Leading Researcher of this institution.

His field of interest and research includes military history, history of WW2 in Ukraine, history of the Ukrainian War of Independence (1917-1921), history of international relations and conflicts of the late 19th and early 20th cen., history of Kyiv, Biographic Studies.

Vladlen Marayev is a participant of numerous international and Ukrainian conferences, and an author of more than 300 printed and digital publications, including scientific articles in such academic publications, as the Encyclopedia of the History of Ukraine, Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, The Great Ukrainian Encyclopedia. He also co-authored 7 textbooks, and is an author and co-author of collections of information and analytical materials on Ukrainian military history, history of WW1 and WW2 in Ukraine.


Historical Consultant
Mykhailo Kalnitsky (born 1958 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine) is a renowned modern historian of Kyiv. He graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 1981 and has been working as an engineer until 1997, when he fully dedicated himself to studying the history of Kyiv. In 1997-2008 he was a Research Fellow at the Kyiv Jewish Studies Institute. Since 2008, he has been working as a journalist and as a historical consultant at a number of architectural and design bureaus.

He has been a regular author of various articles in Kyiv municipal press since 1983. He also authored and co-authored more than 30 books and more than 2000 articles on issues related to history of Kyiv and to history of Ukraine. His field of interest and research includes the history of areas and neighborhoods of Kyiv, city planning and the history of Kyiv’s urban development, the city’s religious buildings and famous people in/of Kyiv, the history of entrepreneurship and legal institutions in Kyiv, the history of Jewry in Kyiv, the history of Kyiv necropolises and issues, related to preserving the city’s cultural heritage.

Mykhailo Kalnitsky is a member of the Kyiv City Major’s Municipal Toponymic Commission and Commission on Commemoration. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Kyiv City State Administration’s Department of Cultural Heritage and Member of the Board at the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture. He has been repeatedly elected as a member of the Council of the Kyiv Jewish community.


«Еврейские адреса Киева: Путеводитель по культурно-историческим местам» (Київ: Дух і літера, 2012)
«Храми Києва» (2-е вид., Київ: Видавничий дім Дмитра Бураго, 2013)
співавтор: «Бабин Яр. Історія і пам’ять» (Київ: Дух і літера, 2016)
«Лук’янівське єврейське кладовище. Повернення із забуття» (2017)
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