Ukrainian Christians from various denominations will hold a joint “In Remembrance of Life” memorial service dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the mass shooting in Babi Yar in September, 1941.
Pictured: Shocking scene of the Babi Yar massacre
The Ukrainian and international community is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the WWII event that took place in Babi Yar and made it a symbol of the Holocaust and Nazi violations in Ukraine.
In 1941, Babi Yar became a mass grave for 100,000 people, the majority of whom were Jews.
For the first two days (Sept. 29-30, 1941) 37,000 Jewish women, old men and children were killed there. Among the victims there were also people who defended Jews at the cost of their lives.
In Ukraine this date is observed on a government level. The Ukrainian Christian community will hold the memorial “In Remembrance of Life” service near Babi Yar area in Kiev on Tuesday, September, 20, 2011.
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Source: Victoria Uzunova of the Christian Telegraph | ASSIST News Service