Who is Commemorated?
Jews of Mukachevo, deported for extermination
The plaque is a rectangle, featuring the map of Israel from which "grows" a seven-branched menorah. Its left branches in a right angle are broken. In the lower right corner there is a Magen David. On the left side, two squares with Ukrainian and Hebrew inscriptions are situated.
The Ukrainian inscription reads:
Звiдси в 1944
в квiтнi 1994 р.
Translation: From here, in the year 1944, began the death journey to the eternity of thousands of Jews. [The plaque was] established in April 1994.
The Hebrew inscription reads:
Translation: In the year 1944, [they] started from here to lead thousands of Jews to their last way to the death.
Probably, by the Jewish community of Mukachevo
The site is a meeting ground for memorial ceremonies on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27th January), International Day of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps (11 April), and the anniversary of the deportation of local Jews (May 11-23, 1944).
"Mukachevtsy pochtili pamiat' zhertv fashizma," Mukachevo.net, September 09, 2016, http://www.mukachevo.net/ru/news/view/153107 (accessed February 17, 2022)
"V Mukachevo pomianuli zhertv Holokosta," Mukachevo.net, May 23, 2014, http://www.mukachevo.net/ru/news/view/93920 (accessed February 17, 2022)