Events on the Day of Remembrance of the Babyny Yar Tragedy
On September 29, 2023, on the anniversary of the Babyny Yar tragedy, the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, the World Congress of Ukrainians, the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience with the support of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Babyny Yar" will hold a joint interreligious commemoration event the dead
In just two days, September 29-30, 1941, the Nazis shot almost 34,000 Kyiv Jews here. And during the two years of German occupation, Babin Yar "took" the lives of about 100,000 people - Jews, Roma, Ukrainian nationalists, prisoners, psychiatric hospital patients, civilians, and concentration camp inmates. Babin Yar became one of the largest places of mass shootings of civilians committed by the Nazis during the Second World War.
A joint interfaith prayer was launched in 2021, the 80th anniversary of the tragedy.
This year, the commemoration of the victims of mass shootings in Babi Yar in 1941–1943 will be held with the participation of representatives of government structures, the highest clergy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, spiritual leaders of Jewish religious communities.
We invite you to join regardless of religion. After a joint prayer to honor the memory of the victims of the shootings, stones and lamps will be placed at the monuments on the territory of the reserve.
Date: September 29, 2023
Place: "Babyn Yar" nature reserve, next to the "Menorah" monument.
Start at 14:30.
Contact person: +38(063)-530-1887 Maria Balanovich
Organizers: Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, World Congress of Ukrainians, State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience with the assistance of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar".