Last Friday Jewish communities across the FSU came together to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with memorial events taking place in almost every one of the Federation’s 100 larger communities. The region’s youth programs also actively participated in the commemorations.
Thousands of photos of people holding ‘’We remember’ or ‘I remember’’ signs in honor of the victims of the Holocaust are put on display on a giant screen at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from 24 until 26 January 2017, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Friday.
Residents of the Ukrainian city of Rivne have commemorated the victims of one the largest-scale killings in the history of the Holocaust, which took place at the Sosesnki woods near the city seventy-five years ago. Over the course of November 6 and 7, a mere two days, 17,5 thousand Jews were murdered in this locale.
Fourteen Belgian citizens who hid and gave shelter to Jews during the Nazi occupation received posthumously the medal of the ''Righteous Among the Nations'' awarded by the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem.