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Tablet Magazine: At Babi Yar Memorial, a Tenor of Somber Acknowledgement

Though the Babi Yar 75th anniversary commemoration events in Kiev are slated to continue for at least another four days and the German government’s own program of activities has yet to begin, the final and signature events of the weeklong commemoration took place on Thursday. 


On Wednesday night, a dinner jointly hosted by the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter and the World Jewish Congress dinner gathered 250 Jews and Ukrainians to award the third annual Andrei Sheptytsky medal. The medal is bequeathed in honor of the heroic wartime head of the Greco-Catholic Ukrainian church who personally intervened to save Jews during the war, and has become a symbol of Ukrainian-Jewish comity.