BABYN YAR 80TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

BABYN YAR 80TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

A number of official events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy will be held in Kyiv. The exhibitions, book presentations, the National Memory Lesson in Ukrainian schools, the premiere of the documentary “Babyn Yar. Context” directed by Serhiy Loznytsia are among them. An official commemoration ceremony will take place in Babyn Yar on October 6. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Presidents of Germany, Israel and Albania will participate in…

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The sixth annual MARSH PAMYATI will be held in Kyiv

The sixth annual MARSH PAMYATI will be held in Kyiv

On October 3rd, 2021, the sixth annual MARSH PAMYATI will be held in Kyiv to honor the victims of  the Babyn Yar tragedy.  80 years have passed since the beginning of the biggest shooting in the human history. In just two days in  1941, on September 29-30, more than 33,000 Kyivans, most of whom were Jews, were shot dead by the  Nazis in Babyn Yar. The massacres lasted until the liberation of Kyiv. In all,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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