Dedication ceremony for a memorial at Jerusalem’s Sachar Park in honour of the casualties of the Siege of Leningrad

On Thursday the 23rd of January 2020 a dedication ceremony for a memorial took part at Jerusalem’s Sachar Park in honour of the casualties the Siege of Leningrad.

After the attendance of the 5th World Holocaust Forum Russian President Vladimir Putin, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, the Russian foreign minister, mayor of St. Petersburg, and 70 veterans and heroes of the Siege of Leningrad who live in Israel attended the ceremony to honour soldiers and residents who fell during Siege of Leningrad.

Mayor Moshe Leon said at the ceremony,

“The war created a strong connection between our peoples. The Nazi tormentor sought to erase Leningrad, and the Red Army and the defenders of the city and the heroes redeemed it. The Nazi tormentor sought to destroy the Jewish People. The Red Army liberated Auschwitz and thus contributed greatly to saving the surviving Jews of Europe.”

“We are here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, together with the Russian president and the fighters and heroes, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Spasiba.”


שידור חי: נשיא רוסיה פוטין וראש הממשלה נתניהו בטקס חנוכת אנדרטת “נר הזיכרון” לזכר גבורת הלוחמים והתושבים שנפלו במצור על לנינגרד במלחמת העולם השנייה, בגן סאקר בירושלים.

Russian President Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu dedicate the monument in memory of the heroism of the soldiers and residents of Leningrad during the siege in World War II, at Sachar Park in Jerusalem.

Прямая трансляция: Президент России Владимир Путин и премьер-министр Биньямин Нетаниягу на церемонии открытия в парке Сакера в Иерусалиме обелиска “Свеча памяти”, посвящённого героизму защитников и жителей блокадного Ленинграда, павших в годы Второй мировой войны.



75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

5th World Holocaust Forum


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