Ukrainian Jews mark Holocaust at Babi Yar

Holocaust survivors and other Ukrainian Jews remembered the Holocaust in Kiev.

A solemn ceremony Monday near the menorah-shaped Holocaust memorial at the site of the Babi Yar massacre, located just outside Kiev, memorialized more than 100,000 Jewish victims. Six torches were lit during the ceremony to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

 

The Nazi also murdered thousands of Red Army prisoners of war and resistance fighters at the site.

Participants emphasized the importance of upholding their historic memory, promoting tolerance and accord, as well as respect between representatives of different faiths and ethnic groups. The event culminated in a memorial prayer and the laying of flowers at the memorial.

Commemorative ceremonies were also held in many Ukrainian cities and towns.

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