Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Dedication of Kamenny Brod, Ukraine Holocaust Memorial #ukraine
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Last year we made a visit there and saw the old Holocaust Memorial which
now has been replaced. Refer to this web site for a few dedication pictures
and the newspaper summary below.
May 28, 2009
KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) -- A memorial to victims of the Holocaust and
repression was unveiled in a Ukraine village.
Yuri Kanner, the newly elected president of the Russian Jewish Congress,
was among those who attended the ceremony in Kamenny Brod, in the northwest
Zhytomyr region. Kanner, a Kamenny Brod native, and Vadim Stul initiated
the project and provided financial support for a memorial to their relatives
and all Holocaust victims.
Local officials, area rabbis and Jewish community activists also attended
Kanner also proposed to combine the Russian Jewish Congress project "Babi
Yars of Europe" and the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine project "Memory and
Gratitude" into a joint Internet effort.
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