Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History

Nataliia Ivchyk

Nataliia Ivchyk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at Rivne State University of Humanities in Ukraine. Since May 2022, she has been supported by the Neuron Endowment Fund at the Department of Russian and East European Studies of the Institute of International Studies, Prague, Czech Republic.

As a fellow of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, Dr. Ivchyk works on the project Disgraced Worlds: Jewish Families during the Holocaust”. She has held a few international fellowships. She has been a fellow of the Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2017-2018). She has conducted her research project, “Ghettos in the General District of Volhynia-Podolia in Memories of Jewish Victims and Neighbors”, at the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, Yad Vashem (2018); the research project: Life and Agony of the Jews in the Rivne Ghetto: Reconstructing Women’s Experiences”, at the Institute of International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Prague Civil Society Center and Charles University in Prague); the research project: “Holocaust in Volhynia and Podolia General District”, at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (Germany, 2021); and she has worked on the research project “Gender and Everyday Life in Volhynia and Podolia Jewish Ghettos”. 

Dr. Nataliia Ivchyk is the author of the monograph Insulted Otherness: Ethno-Confessional Policy of the Russian Empire in Right-Bank Ukraine, 1850-1880 (Rivne, 2020). Also, she is a co-author of the book The Town of Memory – The Town of Oblivion: the palimpsests of the memorial landscape of Rivne (Rivne, 2020). Also, Nataliia Ivchyk is a member and project manager of the NGO Center of Studies of Memory Policy and Public History “Mnemonics” (, Rivne, Ukraine.