Events to Remember Victims of WWII to Be Held in Lviv

07.05.2011, 17:48
On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of WWII Victims, on May 8-9, the Committee “Justice and Peace” of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will organize the sixth annual event to reconcile people, generations and nations, and to remember the dead in Lviv.

On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of WWII Victims, on May 8-9, the Committee “Justice and Peace” of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will organize the sixth annual event to reconcile people, generations and nations, and to remember the dead in Lviv.

On May 8, interreligious remembrance prayers will be conducted in Lviv, at the place of the former Yaniv Concentration Camp, at the place of burial of Lviv civilians in the Yaniv Cemetery, and in the cemetery of German prisoners of war who stayed in Lviv in 1945-1949, with the participation of various religious communities.

Before the event, the participants will clean the graves at the cemetery.

On May 9, at the Ukrainian Catholic University (17 Svientsiskoho Street, Lviv), an open seminar “Policy of Memory of WWII in Ukraine” will be conducted. Vladyslav Hrynevych of I. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic National Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) will be a guest lecturer. Vice rector of UCU, Myroslav Marynovych, will be the presenter of the seminar.  

Volunteers are invited to help to conduct the event. Tel.: 243 78 92, mobile: 066 929 00 97, email: jpc@ugcc.org.ua

Last year, the event was attended by representatives of the UGCC, Roman Catholic Church, Armenian Apostolic Church, Lutheran Evangelical Church “Gethsemane,” “Living Word” Church, a member of the progressive Judaism community and bishop of the Church of the Christians of Evangelical Faith. Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church were also invited, but none of them participated in the ecumenical prayer.