Commemorating the holocaust, Ukraine
In 1941, on 29 and 30 September, 33,771 Jews were shot dead in the Babyn Yar ravine in Ukraine. The massacre was barely recognised in the Soviet era but has since been memorialised and is now commemorated each year.
Ukrainian Jewish Encounter is an NGO that works to produce a shared historical narrative – a truthful historical account of Ukrainian-Jewish relationships – and to address historic wounds, for example by restoring awareness about pre-war Jewish life in Ukraine. On the 75th anniversary of the massacre, UJE organised a week-long program of activities, including a youth conference, public symposiums and an opera to commemorate the massacre.
Source: Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, ukrainianjewishencounter.org