A free presentation, “The Holocaust in Ukraine: An Untold Story,” is set for 4 p.m. April 25 in Kennewick.
Sol Sylvan of Kennewick, a retired real estate developer and property manager who holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wayne State University and completed graduate work in anthropology, is giving the talk.
“As memories of World War II fade with the passing of time, it becomes easier to believe that Adolph Hitler’s efforts to exterminate Jews started with the gas chambers of Auschwitz and the other death camps,” he wrote in a news release. “In fact, about 1.5 million Jews were murdered in their home villages in hundreds of small towns and villages throughout Eastern Europe.”
Sylvan has been researching that “untold story” since 2002, when he visited the Ukrainian town where his father was born. Several relatives from the town were killed in 1942 in a Nazi-orchestrated massacre, he said.
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The talk is in the auditorium at the Benton PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave.