09:59 02 Mar 2022

Zelenskyy urges Jews not to remain silent about shelling of Babyn Yar and Uman

Photo: OPU

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to the Jews not to remain silent about the shelling of Babyn Yar and Uman.

This is stated in a video address by Zelenskyy.

"For any normal person who knows history, Babyn Yar is a special part of Kyiv. A special part of Europe. A place of prayer.

A place of remembrance for the hundred thousand people killed by the Nazis. The place of old Kyiv cemeteries. Who are you who makes such a place a target for missiles? You are killing Holocaust victims a second time.

During the Soviet era, a TV center was built there on the bones. And a sports complex. Outbuildings. They built a park there. To erase the true history of Babyn Yar. But why was he bombed?.. This is beyond humanity.

Such a missile strike shows that for many people in Russia, our Kyiv is completely foreign. They know nothing about our capital. About our history. But they have an order to erase our history. Erase our country. Erase us all.

On the first day of the war, Uman was brutally bombed, with hundreds of thousands of Jews visiting each year. To pray. Then Babyn Yar, where hundreds of thousands of Jews were shot.

I'm now addressing all the Jews of the world: don't you see what is happening? That is why it is very important that millions of Jews around the world don't remain silent right now.

Nazism is born in silence. So shout about killing civilians. Shout about the killings of Ukrainians."

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