Israel supports the creation of Holocaust Memorial Center in Babi Yar

23.09.2020, 13:13
Ukraine and world
The state of Israel supports the initiatives of international donors to build a museum and create an educational center for the Holocaust on the territory of Babi Yar.

The Israeli authorities support the construction of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center and hope that this project will soon be implemented.

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According to Glavcom, Israel's Ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lyon said this in an interview for

"The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of this center is Natan Sharansky, a well-known person, and we fully trust him in what he does. Yes, we support this project. We see the importance of having such an educational project in Babi Yar. It is very good that there is an official representative from Ukraine in the Supervisory Board. And I hope that this project will be implemented soon," said Lyon.

According to the diplomat, the main reason for the lack of such a complex in Ukraine until today is the unnecessary conflicts and discussions that revolve around the project itself. Joel Lyon points out that it is important that Ukraine gets not just a memorial complex, but also an educational center.

"I see the real reason that there are a lot of conflicts around it, discussions about what it should be, what it should be, and so on. The memory of the many thousands of Jews who died in Babi Yar should long be memorialized. I believe that there should be an educational center, not only a memorial but also an educational center," the Ambassador said.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky supported the initiative to create a Holocaust memorial center "Babi Yar" and called for the speedy implementation of the complex.

In September, the Babi Yar center announced the creation of a Public Council, which includes well-known Ukrainian cultural figures, diplomats, public figures and experts. Members of the Council discussed and supported the key creative, social and educational projects and projects on-site that the Memorial Center team has been working on over the past nine months.