Boris Romanchenkoa 96-year-old Ukrainian who survived the Buchenwald concentration camp during the Nazi regime, He passed away on Monday as a result of a bombing executed in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov presumably by Russian forces.
This has been communicated Andriy Yermakhead of the office of the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, through Telegram, where he has attached a photo of Romanchenko dressed in one of the striped pajamas typical of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.
“This is Boris Romanchenko. A 96-year-old prisoner of the Nazi concentration camps who survived Buchenwald. But he died in 2022 from a Russian missile (which fell) in his own apartment in Kharkov,” Yermak said. which has highlighted Russia’s words that the military offensive in Ukraine seeks to “denazify” the country.
Wie wir von Angehörigen erfahren haben, wurde unser Freund Boris Romantschenko, der die KZs #Buchenwald, #Peenemunde, #Dora und #BergenBelsen überlebt hatte, am vergangenen Freitag bei einem Bombenangriff auf sein Wohnhaus in #Charkiw getötet. Wir sind zutiefst bestürzt. pic.twitter.com/SOMAdpQn35
— Stiff. Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora (@Buchenwald_Dora) March 21, 2022
Yermak has indicated that “the whole world sees Russian cruelty”, so “civilization is on the side of Ukraine”, whose citizens will be “even stronger and more successful than before the war”, according to the news agency ukrainian ukrinform.
Kharkiv It is one of the cities that has been the scene of attacks since the conflict began in Ukraineon February 24.
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The Foundation of the former Nazi concentration camps of Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora has assured that, according to his relatives, Romanchenko “was assassinated last Friday in an attack on his Kharkov house”.
The foundation assures that the deceased “survived the concentration camps of Buchenwald, Peenemünde, Dora and Bergen-Belsen” and is “deeply shocked” by the news.
“According to his granddaughter, he lived in a multi-storey building that was hit by a shell. Boris Romanchenko had worked intensely for the memory of the Nazi crimes and was vice president of the Buchenwald-Dora International Committee,” the foundation said on its Twitter account.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.