Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is certain that the Holocaust concerns the whole world. “The Holocaust is not just a Jewish tragedy; it is a tragedy that belongs to the whole world,” he stated at a recent meeting with the president of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) Viatcheslav Kantor. During the meeting, they discussed the state of preparations for the Second World Holocaust Forum in Kiev in September.
Yushchenko praised the initiatives undertaken by Jewish organizations in Ukraine and around the world, and he remarked on the scale and international reach of the upcoming forum.
Kantor called the upcoming forum “……a pulpit from which world leaders can come together to take a united stand against the growing dangers of xenophobia and racial intolerance, which raise their heads in an atmosphere of weak historical memory and conscious denial of the Holocaust.”