The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center will publish a book about the 2,5 thousand Ukrainians who saved Jews from the Nazis

The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center will publish a book about the 2,5 thousand Ukrainians who saved Jews from the Nazis

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, The Book of the Righteous Among the Nations, citizens of Ukraine” will be published; it will be dedicated to Ukrainians who saved Jews during World War II. The book was prepared by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine in cooperation with the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.  Non-Jewish Ukrainians played a major role in saving the Jews. After the Second World War, such heroes were awarded…

Read More

The Holocaust Memorial will be built in Kyiv: the concept of memorialization of Babyn Yar was presented

The Holocaust Memorial will be built in Kyiv: the concept of memorialization of Babyn Yar was presented

The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center presented the creative concept of the Memorial and the results of its work for 2020. On January 14, the concept was presented to the Supervisory Board and on January 21 to the Public Council of the Memorial Center. During the presentation, the site of the Memorial Center was subjected to a powerful hacker attack, because of which we were forced to close our on-line archive. An international group of…

Read More

At least 4 dead in terror attack near Vienna synagogue

At least 4 dead in terror attack near Vienna synagogue

Police shot and killed one of the suspects, who authorities said was an Islamist terrorist. At least four victims were killed and 15 others injured in a series of shootings that started near the Stadttempel synagogue in central Vienna on Monday night, which Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said were connected to the Islamic State terror group. The shooting began at about 8 p.m. local time at six different locations by multiple gunmen armed with rifles,…

Read More

Norman Naimark joined the Scientific Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Norman Naimark joined the Scientific Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Norman Naimark, a well-known American historian and Professor at Stanford University, joined the Scientific Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. Norman Naimark is a Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford University and specializes in the Region’s recent history. In particular, Professor Naimark is recognised as one of the leading American and world experts in the history of the Soviet era. His academic interests include genocide and ethnic cleansing in Eastern Europe, the…

Read More

Nearly 80 years after the Babyn Yar massacre, Ukrainian researchers lift victims out of anonymity

Nearly 80 years after the Babyn Yar massacre, Ukrainian researchers lift victims out of anonymity

(JTA) — For most of his life, all the information Igor Kulakov had about his paternal great-grandparents was their picture, their names and the fact that they had been murdered during the Holocaust. The assumption in his family had always been that Sheindle and Mordechai Sova were shot at Babyn Yar (often spelled “Babi Yar”), a ravine on Kyiv’s outskirts where German troops massacred at least 33,000 Jews in September 1941, in one of the…

Read More

Names and Numbers of Righteous Among the Nations – per Country, as of January 1, 2020

Names and Numbers of Righteous Among the Nations – per Country, as of January 1, 2020

The numbers of Righteous are not necessarily an indication of the actual number of rescuers in each country, but reflect the cases that were made available to Yad Vashem. Albania 75 Japan 1 Armenia 24 Latvia 138 Austria 112 Lithuania 916 Belarus 669 Luxembourg 1 Belgium 1,767 Macedonia 10 Bosnia 49 Moldova 79 Brazil 2 Montenegro 1 Bulgaria 20 Netherlands 5,851 Chile 2 Norway 67 China 2 Peru 2 Croatia 120 Poland 7,112 Cuba 1…

Read More

The President and the Supervisory Board of the Babyn Yar agreed further partnership

The President and the Supervisory Board of the Babyn Yar agreed further partnership

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a video conference with the members of the Supervisory Board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.  The participants of the online meeting discussed construction of the future Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in the city of Kyiv. Volodymyr Zelensky stressed the importance of commemoration of the Holocaust victims in Ukraine and supported establishment of this Memorial. ‘Many Ukrainians bear the high title ‘Righteous Among the Nations’. These…

Read More
1 2 3 5