Holocaust Memorial Center to be opened in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Klitschko, Kyiv Memorial should not yield Yad Vashem in Israel
17:40, 16 March 2018


Vitaliy Klitschko

The Memorial Center of the Holocaust 'Baby Yar' will be opened in Kyiv. Vitaly Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv signed the proper agreement with the heads of the state specialized entities as the press service of the mayor reported.

Klitschko claimed that the issue of the creation of the Memorial Center dedicated to the Holocaust is one of the key tasks that he set himself as the mayor.

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'There are the memorials dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust all over the world. But nothing was done in Kyiv during the decades, where the tragedy took place, where many people of different nationalities were killed to honor their memory. And we should remedy the situation', Klitschko emphasized.

He also specified that the Memorandum on the cooperation signed today includes not only the construction of the building of the memorial but also the stuffing of it to bring truth and memory about the horrible world tragedy to the next generations'. Kyiv Memorial should be of the same level as Yad Vashem in Israel and U.S. Holocaust Memorial as the mayor thinks.

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Klitschko noted that the work on the creation of the memorial already began and the Ukrainian and international benefactors and historians joined it.

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