Mourning procession "Road of death"


Traditionally, in September-October, the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar" attracts attention  to the historical pages of the Nazi's occupation of Kyiv and mournful measures of the memory of the victims of mass executions of hundreds of thousands of unarmed people because of national, religious and professional-political grounds.

On September 18, Mourning procession "Road of death" was held. The participants marched from Motor Plant to the memorial sign "Menorah", repeating the way of thousands of Kyiv’s Jews on those tragic days of September 1941. Then a mass meeting to honor the victims of mass extermination of Jews - the Kyivan civilians - was held. During the two days of September 29 and 30, Nazis murdered nearly 34,000 Jews: women, the elderly and children ...

With the words of sorrow about the victims of Babyn Yar, the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine, Yakov Dov Bleich addressed the participants,  the prayer "Izkor" was read by the chief rabbi of Ukraine of the All-Ukrainian Congress of Jewish Religious Communities Moshe Reuven Asman.

Speeches also made: the Acting Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Mr. Joel Lion, chairman of the VAAD of Ukraine Josef Zisels, the chief rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine communities of progressive Judaism Alexander Dukhovny.