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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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…

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Holocaust Memorial Center initiates renaming the Dorohozhychi station to Babyn Yar

Holocaust Memorial Center initiates renaming the  Dorohozhychi station to Babyn Yar

The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center initiates the renaming of the Dorohozhyzhi station of the Syrets-Pechersk metro line to Babyn Yar. The NGO has already sent a letter of request to Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klychko. The funding of all costs and expenses connected with the renaming process will be assumed by the Charity.  The reasoning behind this initiative is the fact that Dorohozhychi metro station is located directly on the historical site in the ravine…

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