Victor Pinchuk To Receive Metropolitan Sheptytsky Award
Victor Pinchuk, businessman and founder of the Yalta European Strategy, is to receive the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award for 2014. The award, conferred by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, will be presented at a dinner in Mr. Pinchuk’s honor on November 18, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Pinchuk is being recognized for his initiatives in support of Jewish cultural life in Ukraine, major research projects and exhibits related to the Holocaust, and documentary films that have forthrightly examined the crimes committed during the Holocaust as well as in Stalin’s man-made famine in Ukraine, the Holodomor, which claimed millions of ethnic Ukrainian and many Jewish lives.
Pinchuk is the second winner of the Sheptytsky Award. In 2013, it was presented by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine to James Constantin Temerty, Canadian-Ukrainian businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.
In 2014, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter agreed to join with the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine to administer the Sheptytsky Award on an annual basis to an individual in Ukraine, Israel, or from the diasporas who has made important contributions to Ukrainian-Jewish understanding and cooperation.