A United Nations Conference Room teemed with over 600 Russian Jews, most of them quite elderly and some wearing Soviet army uniforms with colorful military decorations. Images of the mass graves testifying to the Babi Yar massacre of September 1941, when 33,771 Jews were killed, flashed on two huge screens as the Jan. 25 conference commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day opened.
Ukraine marked the 70th anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar, one of the deadliest of the Holocaust.
International parliamentarians from Europe, Israel, Turkey and other nations gathered at the site of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine.
A graphic photo exhibit chronicling the Nazi massacre of Jews at Babi Yar is on display at a meeting against anti-Semitism in Canada.
A new Holocaust documentary, co-produced by the Los Angeles-based Shoah Foundation, is being filmed in Ukraine and targeted mainly toward a Ukranian and Russian audience. The film should be completed by September, in time for the 65th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre.
In his first visit to a Jewish site since a controversial May appearance in Syria, Pope John Paul II paid tribute this week to thousands of Ukrainian Jews killed by the Nazis in one of the bloodiest slaughters of the Holocaust.