September 19, 2019

Representatives of the Foreign Office of Germany and the German Embassy in Ukraine visit ESJF headquarters

On 17-18 September, the ESJF hosted Ms Michaela Küchler, the Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organisations, Antisemitism issues, Sinti and Roma, Holocaust Remembrance at the Foreign Office, and Ms Christina Foerster, first secretary for human rights and related issues at the German Embassy in Ukraine.

During the visit, Ms Küchler and Ms Foerster visited the ESJF office. They were presented with results of all the fencing work that has been done in the framework of the annual grant we receive from the German Federal State since 2015. Survey works, historical research and 3D models done for the pilot project supported by the European Commission were also explained, and guests discussed the ESJF’s vision for the future with chief executive Philip Carmel.

The visit was followed by a trip to Borodianka, where we visited the Jewish cemetery the ESJF fenced in 2015. This was the second fencing project in the history of the organisation, and we developed a supportive working relationship with mayor Alexander Sakharuk. We are grateful for the visit and the opportunity to share our results.

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