Monument honors rabbi in Ukraine

16:59, 26 June 2008
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Opening ceremony was held in Dnepropetrovsk

A rabbi murdered during World War II has been honored with a new monument in eastern Ukraine, according to JTA Breaking News.

The opening ceremony for a monument built in memory of Rabbi Dov Ber Schneerson, a brother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, was held on the outskirts of the Eastern Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk.

According to the leaders of the local Jewish community, the memorial complex erected at the actual location of Schneerson’s shooting was dedicated on June 22, the same day that he was killed in 1941. A witness who survived World War II helped the local Jewish community to identify the site of his murder at the hands of Nazi soldiers.

Leaders of local authority, Jewish leaders and members of Jewish community took part in the opening.

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