On September 22, an event commemorating the killed representatives of the Jewish community was held in the Pisky area in Lviv, as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture and Jewish Heritage. The names of Ukrainians – the Righteous Among the Nations, of the people who saved Jews from the Nazis, risking their own lives – were also read out. This has been shared by the President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine Boris Lozhkin on his Facebook page.
“Up to 300,000 persons were executed in the Pisky area between 1941 and 1943, most of them Jews. The Lviv ghetto – Yaniv concentration camp – Pisky. That was the last route for most of the 150,000 Lviv Jews. Only 2,000 Jews survived here,” the JCU President wrote.
According to Boris Lozhkin, remembering the innocent victims of the Holocaust, one must also remember the heroes for whom the universal human values were more valuable than their own lives.
“The project of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine “The Righteous People of My City” continues to expand its geography. 16 streets in different cities and villages have already been named after the Righteous Among the Nations. I hope that Lviv will also join the JCU initiative soon,” he said.
It has been reported that the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine is alarmed by the repeated acts of anti-Semitism. On September 15, vandals desecrated the monument to the Holocaust victims in the Mykolaiv region, by painting it with swastikas and pasting a piece of paper with threats. On September 17, the same text was found on another desecrated monument in the Kirovohrad region.