Zelensky: Every fourth Holocaust victim was from Ukraine

Ukrainians will never forget that every fourth Holocaust victim out of six million was from Ukraine.

“Being here at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is very important to me. The Holocaust tragedy has left wounds in the heart of every Ukrainian. We will never forget that every fourth Shoah victim out of six million was from Ukraine,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said during a press conference with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

He added that Ukraine would never forget the horrific crimes that had taken place in Babyn Yar, when the Nazis killed more than 150,000 innocent people, as well as nearly 9 million military and civilian Ukrainians who were killed during the World War II.

The Head of State also stressed that we would forever honour the memory of the Righteous Among the Nations. In this context, he recalled that more than 2,500 Ukrainians had been officially given this honorary title.

“Although there were far more people who were saving Jews at the hazard of their life. Those people had big heart and big courage,” Zelensky stressed.

On January 26-27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky makes a working visit to the Republic of Poland to attend the commemorative events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

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  1. Very well said. He could also have mentioned the almost endless anti-Semitic pogroms of the Russian empire, which caused a huge number of Jews to flee to America to escape persecution and death : gifted people who went on to enrich America. Far too many to list here, but here are just a few of their descendants : Walter Matthau, Leonard Nimoy, Bob Dylan, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Horowitz.

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