Righteous Among the Nations, Ukraine

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Our Chairman, Robert Singer, spoke today in a special event in Yad Kennedy near Jerusalem, in partnership with

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Keren Kayemet Le'Israel (JNF) and Bitula Jewish Heritage Foundation to plant a tree as a token of commemoration of the Jewish community of North Macedonia who perished in the Holocaust. The event was held in the presence of Stevo Pendarovski the President of North Macedonia, Gary Koren, Deputy Director-General for Euroasia and Western Balkans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dan Oryan, the Ambassador of Israel to North Macedonia.


During his address, our Chairman said: "We are pleased to take part in another significant collaboration of the Center for Jewish Impact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Ambassador Dan Oryan. Together with KKL-JNF and Bitula Jewish Heritage Foundation, we will continue to commemorate the memory of the Northern Macedonian community, especially on this symbolic day. We would like to invite more organizations to join us in this important commemoration project."

Monday, May 24, 2021

‘The Shoah, a time when two thirds of European Jews were murdered by Nazis and their allies, can best be described as Europe’s darkest hour. While many Europeans looked on while their colleagues’ neighbors and friends were taken away to almost certain death, a select few refused to sit idly by. This is the story of the Vlasenko family in Ukraine, who at great personal risk, hid Manya Genya, a young Jewish girl throughout the war. These are the stories that show that even in the darkest of times hope can still blossom.  ‘

Despite the fact that roughly 60% of Ukrainian Jews perished during the Holocaust Ukraine over 2,500 Ukrainians have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.
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This video was produced in collaboration with 2U, an NGO that assists aging Ukrainian Righteous Among the Nations