During the German occupation, from 1941 to 1944, over one million Jewish children, women, and men were murdered and hastily buried in mass shooting operations throughout the territory of what is today Ukraine. The international project “Protecting Memory” works both to transform the neglected and forgotten mass graves of Jews and Roma into dignified places of remembrance and information points and to preserve the memory of the victims for the present and future.
In June 2019 the first dedication ceremonies will be held at our project locations. The inaugural event will be a press conference held on 19 June at the Theater “Romans” in Kyiv. Thereafter, three memorial sites for murdered Roma – Ivanopil, Kalynivka and Divoshyn – along with information stelae at sites were Jews were murdered – Kolodjanka and Ljubar – will be dedicated to the public. The full 2019 program and invitation for the press can be found here.