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Ukraine President Appoints NCSEJ Executive to Babi Yar Remembrance CommitteeNational Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ),
Wash, D.C., Mon, Nov, 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2015 - On Thursday, November 5,President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment ofMark B. Levin, Executive Director of the National Coalition Supporting EurasianJewry (NCSEJ), to the Organizing Committee for the 75th Anniversary of the BabiYar Tragedy.
The massacres at Babi Yar, at a ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv, were among themost horrific actions of the Nazis during World War II. After capturing thecity in 1941, on September 29th and 30th, the Nazis murdered over 33,000 Jews,in one of the largest single mass killings of the war.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 massacre, President Poroshenko hasappointed a prestigious international committee to plan events to mark theanniversary.
"I'm very proud of our executive director, Mark Levin, becoming part of anevent that's so important and meaningful to the Jewish community," saidNCSEJ Chairman Stephen Greenberg.
NCSEJ, founded in 1971, advocates on behalf of Jewish communities intwenty-five countries of Eurasia and in the United States. NCSEJ is thesuccessor organization to the National Coalition on Soviet Jewry, which playeda leading role in the Free Soviet Jewry movement of the 1970s and 1980s.