Ukraine observes minute of silence in memory of Holocaust victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

January 27 is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by UN General Assembly in 2005
13:08, 27 January 2020

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Ukraine has observed a minute of silence in the memory of the Holocaust victims. January 27, the whole world recollects the victims of the Holocaust, the systematical genocide of Jews by German Nazis.

January 27 is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by UN General Assembly in 2005. Israel, Canada, Australia, Russia, and the U.S. became the initiators of the designation of the date; over 90 countries became their co-authors.

“The memory of these events is important not only as a reminder and condemnation of the crimes of Nazi but also as the edification of the persecution of people on the basis of the race, ethnic origin, religion, political believes or sexual orientation,” the resolution says.

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This day, the commemorative events take place in Dnipro, in the museum of memory of Jewish people and the Holocaust.

“The historians gathered in the museum; the witnesses gathered here who survived the times of ghetto and the Holocaust as children. The representative of the Jewish community and partial citizens of Dnipro gathered here to honor the memory of unarmed people who were brought in the cells and were killed just because they have another nationality. A lot of artifacts of the Holocaust times are kept in the museum,” 112 Ukraine correspondent said.

She noted that the guests from the U.S., Germany, and France delivered a speech in the museum.

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As we reported, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky paid a working visit to Poland and participated in the events marking the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

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