On January 28, 2019, the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Babyn Yar: This May Not be Forgotten" dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust was held in the lobby of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The exhibition will last until February 4th.
On November 1, 2005, by Resolution No. 60/7, the General Assembly of the United Nations determined January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day - millions of Jews brutally destroyed by Nazi criminals during the Second World War. On this day together with the people of goodwill around the world, Ukrainian citizens of different nationalities express their solidarity with the victims of the Holocaust and declare their resolve to convey the truth about the barbarous crimes of Nazism to the coming generations and to protect humanity from the devastating consequences of anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia.
For Ukraine, this day is full of tragedy and pain. Almost 1.5 million Ukrainian Jews were destroyed by Nazis in Ukraine during the Second World War. One of the symbols of the Holocaust was the Babyn Yar ravine, where more than 100 thousand people were shot in 1941-1943, including children, women and elderly people.
The exhibition features archival photos of the Babyn Yar area, where Nazi atrocities were committed, photographs of children executed in Babyn Yar and reproductions of paintings by artists on this theme.