Price: 60 €
Uncover the history of Jewish community in Kiev
Kiev history is closely connected with Jewish community. There always have been beautiful synagogues and successful Jewish businesses in Kiev.
Many outstanding Jewish personalities lived and worked here: Golda Meir, Ephraim Katzir, Sholom Aleichem, Ilya Erenburg, Vladimir Horowitz and Reinhold Gliere. Bessarbka market, Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Regional Hospital were constructed in Kiev due to Jewish patrons. Some of the pages of Jewish history in Kiev are tragic, like Babiy Yar. During the tour we will explore Jewish Kiev life of the past and today, with a visit to two major Synagogues, the Great Kiev Community Center and Podil – city district, where Jews have lived since 5th century A.D. We will also pay respects at the Babi Yar Memorial, site of the Nazi massacre of Kiev Jewry, and movingly commemorated by world-renowned Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who is identified with the sufferings of the Jewish people. We’ll see Golda Meier memorial plaque on the house where she used to live with her family and the monument to the great Yiddish writer, Sholom Aleichem – author of “Fiddler on the Roof” as well as many other bittersweet tales of Ukrainian shtetl life.
Jewish tour is a great option to know the history of Jewish community in Kiev as well as to know the names of great Jewish people that contributed to the history of the city.