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Ukraine village unveils Holocaust memorial

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A memorial to victims of the Holocaust and repression was unveiled in a Ukraine village.

Yuri Kanner, the newly elected president of the Russian Jewish Congress, was among those who attended the ceremony in Kamenny Brod, in the northwest Zhytomyr region. Kanner, a Kamenny Brod native, and Vadim Stul initiated the project and provided financial support for a memorial to their relatives and all Holocaust victims.

Local officials, area rabbis and Jewish community activists also attended the event.

Kanner also proposed to combine the Russian Jewish Congress project "Babi Yars of Europe" and the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine project “Memory and Gratitude” into a joint Internet effort.

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