In Memory: Yelena Bonner

Yelena Bonner, human rights defender, publicist and widow of Andrei Sakharov, has died after a long illness. Andrei Grigorenko who conveyed the news, expresses his condolences to her family which we can only echo. She was a very special and very courageous person and her passing is a great loss. | detail

Visits 2149

In Memoriam: Nina Marchenko

The death was announced on 15 April 2011 of Nina Marchenko, educationalist and mother of the renowned Ukrainian journalist and political prisoner, Valery Marchenko. Nina Mykhailivna devoted most of her life to first defending her son, and then keeping his memory alive | detail

Visits 832

In Memoriam: Ivan Hel

The death has been announced of Ivan Andriyovych Hel, publicist, human rights defender, active participant in the national liberation and Greek Catholic movements from the 1960s, and twice a political prisoner. | detail

Visits 2194

In Place of a Wreath at the Grave of Mykhailyna Kotsyubynska

An earthly life has passed which “served as argument for its own philosophy” One can study from it, as from a textbook, what is freedom and strength of spirit, commitment to truth and love for Ukraine | detail

Visits 608

In Memoriam: Mykhailyna Kotsyubynska

The death has been announced of Mykhailyna Kotsyubynska, literary critic, translator and one of the Shistdesyatnyky [the sixties activists) | detail

Visits 694

In Memoriam: Vasyl Barladyanu

Vasyl Barladyanu (-Byrladnyk), poet and writer, human rights activist who in Soviet times was persecuted for his views and writings, died in Odessa on 3 December 2010. He was 68 | detail

Visits 1855

In Memoriam: Levko Horokhivsky

On 1 November Levko Fedorovych Horokhivsky, member of the residence movement from the 1960s to the 1990s and former political prisoner, died in Kyiv. He was 67. | detail

Visits 631

In Remembrance: Babi Yar 29 – 30 September 1941

69 years ago, the Nazis murdered over 34 thousand Jewish men, women and children at the Babi Yar Ravine in Kyiv | detail

Visits 1097

In Memory: Petro Sichko

The death was announced on 5 July 2010 of Petro Sichko, former member of the national liberation movement, defender of religious freedom and from 1978 member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group | detail

Visits 1115

In Memory: Marlena Rakhlina

It is with great sadness that we inform of the death of Marlena Rahklina, poet, translator and friend to many Soviet dissidents | detail

Visits 569

Cześć ich Pamięci Eternal Memory

Visits 274

In Memory

"...With those gathered near the Katyń graves we join in prayer for the dead, for the President of Rzeczpospolita Polska, his wife, for the last President of RP in Exile, for all who perished, for their families and also for Poland .. | detail

Visits 643

In Memory: Yaroslav Dashkevych

In his moving tribute to Yaroslav Dashkevych who died on 25 February, historian Yaroslav Hrytsak writes that the words "great Ukrainian historian” minimize his significance. He was Ukrainian – and to the core, sincerely and firmly. Yet as about Ivan Franko one wants to say that he shone not only to all of Ukraine, but but that his light radiated far further" | detail

Visits 1535

Andriy Matrosov: In memory of a friend and colleague

Andriy Matrosov, journalist, human rights activist and producer of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “” died yesterday in a car accident | detail

Visits 753

In Memoriam: Iryna Senyk

Iryna Senyk, poet, former political prisoner, member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group (UHG), died on 25 October 2009 She was 83 | detail

Visits 2496

Marek Edelman 1919 - 2009

Marek Edelman was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and later active in Poland’s democratic movement. A man who saved life and fought for freedom, in free Poland his voice was never silent on important civic matters | detail

Visits 1302

Babi Yar: In Remembrance

As well as the Victims, we remember also the 431 “Righteous of Babi Yar” who saved Jews. “This title was bestowed on all family members alive at the time of the executions because all members of a family would have been shot by the Germans if their aid had been discovered” | detail

Visits 999

In Memoriam: Petro Saranchuk

Petro Stepanovych Saranchuk, one of the members of the national liberation movement and former political prisoner, died on 10 September in Mykolaiv, aged 81 | detail

Visits 1146

The Edge of National Memory (Volyn 1943)

The murder of a child is a horrific crime regardless of political considerations, regardless of injustices endured. However much Poles may have oppressed Ukrainians, there can be no justification, historical, political or moral, for the murder of civilians | detail

Visits 2415

In Memoriam: Zoya Krakhmalnikova

Human rights defender and writer Zoya Krakhmalnikova has died In Moscow after a long illness. She was 80 | detail

Visits 1313

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