Babi Yar Massacre Site Attacked

Stand for Israel  |  March 1, 2022

Babi Yar Massacre memorial for Holocaust victims in Ukraine
(Photo: IFCJ)

Just last year, Stand for Israel remembered 80 years since the horrific Holocaust massacre at Babi Yar in Ukraine, a massacre that took the lives of more than 30,000 Ukrainian Jews. And today, The Fellowship is still helping those who survived, even as war has again overtaken Ukraine.

So we are horrified at this latest report out of Ukraine, in which our friends at The Jerusalem Post tell us that rockets have now struck the Holocaust memorial that stands at the site of Babi Yar in war-torn Ukraine:

Russian missiles and shells pounded Kyiv on Tuesday and also struck the site of Babyn Yar, where tens of thousands of Jews were massacred during the Holocaust. 

Andriy Yermak, Chairman of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, said: “Russia has launched a missile attack on the territory where the Babyn Yar memorial complex is located. These villains are killing Holocaust victims for the second time…”

In October, a ceremony was held at the site, which is now a verdant suburban public park and was led by presidents Volodimir Zelensky of Ukraine, Isaac Herzog of Israel and Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany. Albanian President Ilir Meta also attended alongside the private funders of the project and a number of prominent figures, current and former politicians, leaders of Jewish communities and others.

Zelenksy took to Twitter to condemn the world’s silence on the attack. “To the world: what is the point of saying «never again» for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar? At least 5 killed. History repeating…,” he wrote…

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