Jewish books presented to Ukraine Parliament Library


KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — The Jewish Council of Ukraine presented two unique books to the Ukrainian Parliament Library in Kiev.

The books made their debut Tuesday.

A documentary photo album, Foundation: “Memory of Babi Yar,” contains 400 photos dealing with the Babi Yar tragedy in 1941, when more than 33,000 Jews were killed over two days on the banks of the Babi Yar ravine. The book was published in honor of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Babi Yar Foundation and was printed with the financial support of the Jewish Council of Ukraine. Four hundred copies of the book were printed.

A collection of poetry devoted to writer Sholom Aleichem contains more than 80 poems in Russian and Ukrainian, including early works of poetry by Sholom Aleichem.
Some 250 copies of the book, complied by Ilya Levitas, president of the Jewish Council of Ukraine, were printed with the financial support of local sponsors.

The exhibition “Son of the Ukrainian Land,” devoted to Sholom Aleichem, also opened at the parliament library.

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