The Jewish community of Odessa, Ukraine, alongside dignitaries and public leaders, gathered at the memorial sign “Road of Death” in the Prokhorovka Park, the place where the Jews of Odessa were sent from the ghetto to the firing trenches.
The Governor of the Odessa region, Mr. Edward Matviychuk, the mayor of Odessa Mr. Alexey Kostusev, and other public leaders laid flowers at the place where the “Road of Death” began for the tens of thousands of Jewish citizens, declared “inferior” by Nazi racial theory.
An additional ceremony took place in the Jewish cultural center “Beit Grand”, which was attended by city and regional leaders, diplomats and heads of various Jewish organizations. The speakers noted that the day is a tragic lesson for all mankind, and that our task is to prevent a recurrence of the Holocaust. [nggallery id=189]