On September 26, the grand opening of the renewed memorial to the Holocaust Victims took place in Pochep. At the place of the memorial 1846 people were shot and tortured in 1942.
The opening ceremony was attended by a large delegation of volunteers. This was preceded by a lot of work on the establishment of the victims’ names of the Pochep tragedy. As a part of the “Restore Dignity” and “In Search of a Lost Name” programs, volunteers provided significant assistance to local historians in identifying these names. Information support was provided by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. In addition, there were revealed living relatives of the victims of the tragedy, who shared their memories.
The right to open the monument, which was updated after the reconstruction, was given to the Russian Jewish Congress in cooperation with the Hesed Tikva center, the Holocaust scientific education center and the Even-Ezer Foundation.