On January 27, 2016, the Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine Museum will hold a ceremony to remember Holocaust victims.
The organizers of the commemoration ceremony are the Israeli Cultural Center of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Ukraine, Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine Museum.
The Ceremony is to start at 10:00 at the following address: the Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine Museum, 4 Sholom Aleichem St, Dnepropetrovsk, at the diorama “Babi Yar” (3rd floor).
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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held annually on January 27 following the decision of the UN General Assembly on November 1, 2005 (Resolution № 60/7). It was on this day in 1945 that the Soviet army liberated the prisoners of the largest death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Auschwitz (Poland), which became a symbol of the terrible Holocaust and Nazi crimes during World War II. Declaring 27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UN General Assembly called on Member States to develop educational programs to make sure the next generations have kept the memory of this tragedy to prevent future acts of genocide.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a decision on the January 27 celebration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust in Ukraine at the state level (VRU’s Resolution number 8605 on July 5, 2011).