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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Max Yakover


Max Yakover is the CEO of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC), established in Ukraine by a private foundation in 2016 to build a Holocaust museum in Kiev containing the historical facts, testimonies and narratives that were silenced for decades and to find names of victims. A new synagogue honoring the tens of thousands of victims of the Babi Yar massacre – where in September 1941 more than 33,000 Jewish men, women and children were gunned down during just two days by Nazi death squads -- was unveiled by BYHMC in April as the world marked Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, in the Jewish world. Designed by internationally-known architect Manuel Herz, the synagogue is decorated with restored paintings, patterns and texts of prayers, with references to two destroyed 17th and 18th century Ukrainian synagogues. (Photo: LinkedIn)


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