A memorial service was held this morning in the Avi Yar massacre in Kiev to mark the 79th anniversary of the horrific murder of tens of thousands of Jews – on the eve of Yom Kippur, with the participation of the chairman of the Association of Jewish Communities in Ukraine and all the country’s top
This morning (Tuesday) a memorial service was held in the Avi Yar killing valley in Kiev to mark the 79th anniversary of the horrific murder of tens of thousands of Jews – on the eve of Yom Kippur.
The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zlansky, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament, the Head of the Office of the President, and the Chairman of the Association of Jewish Communities in Ukraine, Rabbi Meir Stumbler.
The organizer of the ceremony, Rabbi Raphael Rotman, opened with a prayer “Easy full of mercy”, a chapter of Psalms and Kaddish.
At the end of the ceremony, Rabbi Meir Stumbler thanked the President for giving the place the proper importance and bringing the entire leadership of the state to the ceremony. “This is an important message for all of humanity,” said the chairman of the Association of Communities.
From there, the participants continued to lay the cornerstone for a huge project of a museum and study center on the subject of the Holocaust.
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