KIEV, UKRAINE, 26-27 SEPTEMBER 2006
The second “Let My People Live!” International Forum to commemorate 65 years since the Babi Yar tragedy was held in Kiev, Ukraine, in September 2006. It was organised by the Government of Ukraine, the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.
Мore than 1,000 people from sixty countries took part in the forum. Among them were the heads of state and government of 46 countries, members of international political, public and religious organisations, including the Council of Europe, European Union, United Nations, World Jewish Congress, European Jewish Congress, European Jewish Fund, American Jewish Congress, as well as prominent politicians, guests of honour, scientists, artists, witnesses to the tragedy, liberators of Kiev and representatives of youth organisations.
More than 500 accredited journalists provided media coverage of the forum and other events marking 65 years since the Babi Yar tragedy.
The forum’s participants adopted the World Holocaust Forum Declaration welcoming efforts to preserve the memory of victims of World War II, the Holocaust and its lessons for future generations and an initiative to organise the next forum in the series in 2008, to commemorate 70 years since die Kristallnacht.