KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A monument to Nazi victims was dedicated in western Ukraine.
The memorial in Elyhovichi village in the Zolochev district of the Lvov region, was dedicated July 15. The commemoration ceremony included local officials, rabbis, representatives of the Jewish community, and guests from Israel and the United States who were born in the region.
The memorial was built on the initiative of American and Israeli organizations, and personally on the initiative of Roald Hoffmann, a chemist and Nobel Prize winner who was born in Zolochev and survived the Holocaust with help from Ukrainian neighbors.
More than 3,000 Jews in Elyhovichi were killed by the Nazis, and more than 14,000 in the Zolochev district in 1941-42.