On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Babyn Yar: the first stumbling stone was laid in Kyiv

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The first stumbling stone was laid in Kyiv – a memorial sign dedicated to the victims of the Nazis.

This is reported by UA.

The memorial sign is dedicated to Lyudmyla Tkach, who survived in Babyn Yar as a five-year-old child. It was opened at the address where the woman lived – at Frolivska Street, 3. The memorial is 10 by 10 cm in size, made of concrete and covered with brass, on which the inscription is engraved.

This is the initiative of the German Embassy and the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies. About ten more such stones will be laid in Kyiv during the week.

The project began in Germany in 1996. Since then, more than 80,000 memorial stones have been installed in Europe, including in the Ukrainian cities of Rivne and Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky.

To remind, on the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the mass shootings in Babyn Yar in Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy laid flowers at the monument to the people executed by the Nazis in Babyn Yar and installed an icon lamp at the foot of the Menorah memorial sign.