Monument honors slain Ukraine rabbi

A rabbi murdered during World War II was honored with a new monument in eastern Ukraine.

The opening ceremony for a monument built in memory of Rabbi Dov Ber Schneerson, a brother of the Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, was dedicated June 22 on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk.

According to the leaders of the local Jewish community, the memorial complex erected at the actual location of Schneerson’s shooting was dedicated on the date he was killed by Nazi soldiers in 1941. A witness helped local Jews identify the site.

Local authorities, Jewish leaders and members of the Jewish community took part in the opening.

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