Foreword to the presentation of UCSJ’s work to preserve Jewish Heritage in Ukraine. The vibrant Jewish culture and the spiritual life of the Ukrainian Jewish community in Lviv, Ukraine, much like elsewhere in the former Soviet Union, had been ruthlessly suppressed by the Nazi and Communist totalitarian dictatorships for many years. At present, there are only […]
The recently opened Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow has left many Russian Jewish visitors in awe at its touching detail, depth and honesty regarding the experience of Russian Jews throughout the centuries. Israeli President Shimon Peres, born in Belarus, said at the opening ceremony, “My mother sang to me in Russian, and at […]
On Tuesday, October 16th, a Jewish cultural center was dedicated in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. It has been named the “Menorah Center,” as the large complex consists of seven buildings in the shape of a menorah. The Center includes a Holocaust museum, community center, hotel, kosher restaurant, an Institute for Jewish Culture in Ukraine and art galleries. The […]
“France has inaugurated a memorial to tens of thousands of Jews forced into a World War II internment camp during World War II that was set up with cooperation from the Nazi collaborationist Vichy government.” Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/france-honors-thousands-of-jews-placed-in-drancy-internment-camp-nearly-all-died-in-holocaust/2012/09/21/c0db57d8-03dd-11e2-9132-f2750cd65f97_story.html
(JTA) — More than 1,000 people gathered at Rostov-on-Don, which 70 years ago witnessed the worst Holocaust atrocity in Russia. Wearing arm bands marked with a Star of David, the crowd on Sunday marched to the mass grave of approximately 27,000 people executed by German soldiers near the city in 1942. Most of the victims […]
June, 1, 2012 Swastikas were painted on the Remember Memorial to genocide victims – civilians killed in the Nazi occupation of 1941-1943 – in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region, the regional police department told Interfax. “Hooliganism” criminal case had been opened.
On April 22nd the Jewish organizations of Simferopol arrived at the 10th kilometer mark on the Feodosia Highway to plant seedlings in honor of the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance day. On December 11-13 1941 over 14,000 Jews and Krymchaks were murdered by the Nazis in the tank defense moats at this location. The moat was […]
Hostel is being built at the site of the former concentration camp