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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October 1, 2018. Holocaust Monument Opening at the Soshne Forest Killing Site

October 1, 2018. Holocaust Monument Opening at the Soshne Forest Killing Site

Tsal Kaplun Foundation based in New York, USA and State Administration of Izyaslav rayon of Khmelnitskyi oblast will hold a ceremony of opening a Monument dedicated to victims of Holocaust in Izayslav. The opening will take place on October 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. local time. This memorial will be the first in a series of monuments funded by the Tsal Kaplun Foundation (TKF) to honor the Holocaust victims and to ensure that the horrors…

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Documentary project “Word of the Righteous” was presented in Kyiv

Documentary project “Word of the Righteous” was presented in Kyiv

According to official figures, there are about 2.5 thousand people in Ukraine, who have the honorary title of the Righteous Among the Nations, which they were awarded by the State of Israel in gratitude for rescuing the Jewish people during the Second World War. We are the second country after Poland by the number of heroes, and the work of Svetlana Levitas and MargarethaOrmotsadze, will tell about the people who saved others, risking their own…

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Polish-ukrainian workshop for young scholars: history and heritage of eastern-european jews

Organizers: The Jewish Studies Institute of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków), the Jewish Studies Program of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv), the Jewish Galicia&Bukovina Project at Haifa University, The Centre for the Study on the History and Culture of Krakow’s Jews, the Marcell and Maria Roth Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 Workshop Dates: December 12-14, 2017 Location: Kraków, Jewish Studies Institute UJ,  Józefa 19 The first Polish-Ukrainian…

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Word of the Righteous: Project and Documentary Presentation

Word of the Righteous: Project and Documentary Presentation

America House Kyiv (Pymonenko str., 6)  presents at THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017, 19:00 20:30 the “Word of the Righteous” project reveals the stories of valor of young Ukrainians who saved Jewish people all over Ukraine during the Holocaust. The “Word of the Righteous” project reveals the stories of valor of young Ukrainians who saved Jewish people all over Ukraine during the Holocaust. In the Nazi occupation of Ukraine between 1941 and 1944, more than 1.5…

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