The opening date of the Babi Yar synagogue announced. Zelensky to attend the celebrations
This was reported to Kyiv Media at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.
It is expected that the official opening of the symbolic synagogue will take place on May 14 at 11:00.
"The ceremony is timed to coincide with the day of remembrance of Ukrainians who saved Jews during World War II. The event will be held with the participation of the president of Ukraine, officials, religious leaders, cultural and public figures, "the Memorial Center said.
It should be noted that the Memorial Synagogue, which according to the documents is indicated as a "small architectural form", was built behind the monument "Menorah". Construction of the art object began on March 25.
First, metal structures were installed there, and then they were sheathed with boards made of a hundred-year-old barn Oak. The roof of the structure unfolds like a book. The synagogue's ceiling was painted with patterns, and the walls were painted with texts of prayers and carved animal figures that decorated ancient synagogues in western Ukraine, but they were destroyed by the Nazis during World War II.
The Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center notes that this synagogue is an art object, not a full-fledged synagogue. Despite these statements, a number of Jewish organizations criticized the project and accused the authors of anti-Semitism. Also, the charity organization "Babyn Yar International Memorial Charitable Foundation "appealed to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv with a request to ban the construction of the synagogue shaped as a small-scale architectural structure.