Ukraine commemorates the Holocaust


Jewish communities in Ukraine lit candles and observed a minute of silence to honor the 6 million Jewish Holocaust victims.

Sunday’s moment of silence culminated four days of events to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember the 1.5 million Jews killed in Ukraine.

The Jewish Foundation of Ukraine and the All-Ukrainian Association of Jews – made up of concentration camp and ghetto survivors – co-hosted a concert requiem, a requiem ballet, exhibitions and theatrical performances in Kiev.

Their audiences featured Holocaust survivors and religious leaders with government and diplomatic officials, as well as the general public.

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