KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A traveling exhibition on Ukrainian Jewish history and culture opened in Kiev.
Organizers said the exhibit, which opened Monday at the Israeli Cultural Center, is the first of its kind.
The unique items on display trace the cultural history of the Jews of Ukraine — from its beginning in Crimea, to the Pale of Settlement, and to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world at the beginning of the 20th century, finally ending with its revival in independent Ukraine.
In designing the exhibit, the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine collected some items from archives, private collections and museums. The exhibit involved the cooperation of the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine and The Rothschild Foundation of Europe.
The exhibition will travel throughout Ukraine and to other European countries.
Government officials, diplomats and Jewish community activists were among those who attended the opening.