The 75th Anniversary Babi Yar Remembrance Ceremony was held on September 25, 2016 at the Babi Yar Park in Denver. The event honored those lost during the massacre at the Babi Yar ravine in Ukraine, as well as all victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This annual ceremony encourages the community to reflect upon the ongoing violence throughout the world and to become educated on the destructive forces of hatred and bigotry through the lessons of the Holocaust.
This year’s program featured Jonathan Adelman, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, who offered historical context and discussed the importance of standing up against worldwide anti-Semitism and racism. The program was moderated by Jessica Milstein, JNF Mountain States associate director, and included a special presentation and dedication of the Babi Yar Torah of Life by the Western Center for Russian Jewry.