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Last Known Survivor Of Babi Yar Massacre Gets Knesset Medal

By 09/26/2021 2:44 PMNo Comments

Michael Sidko, the last known survivor of the Babyn Yar Massacre which occurred in September 1941 was given the prestigious Knesset medal on the 80th commemoration of the tragic event on Sunday.

Sidko personally received the well-deserved award from Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy.

“I was honored to present him with a medal of recognition on behalf of the Knesset, on behalf of Israeli democracy. I reassured Michael that the memory of his family, along with all the victims of Babyn Yar and the Holocaust, will be safeguarded forever,” Levy said.

The deadly massacre happed in Kyev, Ukraine where more than 33,000 Jews were killed in just two days by the Nazis – their killing spree accounted for almost all of the Jews of Kyiv.

Sidko was reportedly six years old when he witnessed the murder of his sister, and mother.

At the moment, Sidko is 86 and considered the last living survivor of the massacre by researchers.

He now lives in Beit Shemesh.

One of his children also immigrated to Israel with him, the other lives in Canada.

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