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CNN Opinion: As the granddaughter and daughter of Jews who escaped Kyiv, I cannot remain silent now

CNN.com – As the granddaughter and daughter of Jews who escaped Kyiv early enough to evade the barbaric Babyn Yar massacre in 1941, when more than 33,000 Jews were shot to death by Nazi forces, my DNA is ingrained with the call to protect the Jewish people.

To think that 80 years later, Russian forces would strike the area of the Babyn Yar memorial site and desecrate the memories of the Jews who were murdered there, is sickening.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rightfully tweeted, “To the world: What is the point of saying never again for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar?”

I will not stay silent and sit back as these atrocities play out before our eyes.

Read the rest of Liora Rez’s piece here.

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