Mar 21, 2022 - World

Holocaust survivor killed by Russian shelling in Kharkiv

Boris Romantschenko at the Buchenwald memorial on April 12, 2015

Boris Romantschenko (center) speaks at the Buchenwald memorial on April 12, 2015. (Photo: Buchenwald Memorial)

A 96-year old Holocaust survivor was killed last week after Russian forces bombed his home in Kharkiv.

Boris Romantschenko survived four Nazi concentration camps — Buchenwald, Peenemunde, Dora and Bergen-Belsen — said the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation in a tweet.

  • Romantschenko "campaigned intensively for the memory of the Nazi crimes" and served as the vice president of the Buchenwald-Dora International Committee, according to an English translation of the foundation's tweet.
  • Citing Romantschenko's granddaughter, the foundation said he lived in a multistory building that was hit by Russian shelling on Friday.

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