Ambassador of the State of Israel to Ukraine Michael Brodsky offered to the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, to consider Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Holocaust as candidates for renaming the streets. I fully support this offer.
The current history of Ukraine gives birth to new heroes every day, but for humanity to avoid wars like the current one in the future, we must not forget about the tragic events of 80 years ago, which resulted in the most monstrous genocide in the world history. Numerous facts about the salvation of Jews by Ukrainians are a clear and firm proof of the tolerance of Ukrainians, their courage and willingness to sacrifice themselves to save other lives. At the same time, the preservation of the memory of these acts is a convincing warning against the repetition of the bloody mass crimes that had been committed by the Nazis. It is also symbolic that the offer of Michael Brodsky was made on the eve of Yom Hashoah - the Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is marked in Israel today.
For several years, the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine has been implementing the program “The Righteous People of My City” to perpetuate the memory of Ukrainians – the Righteous Among the Nations. It is this honorary title awarded by Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center to representatives of the non-Jewish nationalities who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II, wrote JCU President Boris Lozhkin on Facebook.