The museum to commemorate Babyn Yar victims to be open in Kyiv

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A museum will be built in Ukraine next year to mark the 75th anniversary of one of the biggest single Holocaust massacres, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital announced last week.

"Since we understand that the world is very fragile, we must transfer to future generations the memory of the mistakes of humanity that must never, under any circumstances, be repeated," said the Mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, whose grandmother was Jewish.

"One of the biggest components of that is the creation of a museum."

Cabinet of Ministers approved the action plan for 2016 in connection with the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy


In Kyiv, in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, the international scientific conference and the scientific-practical conference “Forgotten Genocide of Gypsies” is to be organized in the museum. It is envisaged in Decree of Ukrainian Government №1410-r of December 30.

Under the plan, this year the mourning activities are planned to be held on September 29 in the National Historical Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar" with the participation of Ukrainian and Kyiv leadership, public organizations, including international ones, clergy, diplomats of foreign countries. There lay the memorial sign at the site Memorial Museum the memory of the victims of Babyn Yar.

The development of design and estimate documentation and performance of works on the establishment of the monument for roman ethnical representatives in the National Historical Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar."

In September, the exposition of the massacre of citizens of Jewish and Roma at Babyn Yar and other crimes committed by the Nazis during the occupation of Kyiv during the Second World War will be made at the memorial complex " National Museum of Ukraine in World War II.”

The plan also includes restoration of monuments of national importance, among them the "Monument to Soviet citizens and prisoners of soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army, executed by German Nazis at Babyn Yar," memorials "Menorah" and "Cross in memory of Ukrainian poetess Olena Teliha and members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists shot by the Nazi occupiers" and other monuments and memorials placed on the National Historical Memorial Reserve Babyn Yar" and funding of the works.

Furthermore, an issue of creating the Garden of the Righteous in the National Historical Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar" (in 2016).

The transfer of facilities and offices of the former Jewish cemetery on Melnikova street, 44, in Kyiv National Historical Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar" to create the Memorial Museum of Remembrance of the Babi Yar tragedy (January - April).

It was reported earlier that it was planned to create a memorial to the victims of Babi Yar. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Ukraine in 2016 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy. This was reported by

It is known that during the German occupation of Kyiv in 1941-1943 years the Babyn Yar became a place of mass executions of civilians by German invaders and Soviet prisoners of war; Jews and Gypsies - by ethnicity as well as the party and Soviet activists underground members, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (mainly OUN members) hostages, “saboteurs,” curfew violators and others.

Only two days on September 29 and 30 1941 almost 34 thousand Jews were shot.

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  • enzian | 18 September 2019, 16:43

    Ніякий з тебе пророк, Мішка.

  • Paraeklezyarh | 18 September 2019, 16:37

    Котрою за чергою в признання автокефалії ПЦУ буде православна церква Александрії одному Богу відомо . Але факт співслужіння та євхаристії є.

  • Михаил | 18 September 2019, 14:50

    Александрийская церковь будет самой последней, кто признает "пцу", если такое признание когда-нибудь произойдёт. Скорее "пцу" признает Московский патриархат, чем Александрийский!

  • Zenia | 17 September 2019, 23:15

    Молодець, я б вас лайкнула, якби можна було!)) Бачу, ви теж всюди влучно гасите цього сраного москальського троля.))

  • Zenia | 17 September 2019, 23:13

    Мишка, а русская церковь была официально признана уже "Стамбульским" патриархом Иеремией II аж в 1589 году, а потом её ещё более ста лет не признавали другие поместные церкви! Или вашу РПЦ