|The memorial at Prokhid.|
Approximately half of the Jewish community of Kovel, which had 15,000 members before the Second World War, was shot and buried in sand pits near the village of Bakhiv in June 1942, at right and on the cover.
In all, five sites in Ukraine are being preserved by the American Jewish Committee’s Protecting Memory project, in cooperation with Yahad-In Unum – the Conference of European Rabbis, the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, the German War Graves Commission and the Central Council for Jews in Germany. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.
All five sites are expected to be dedicated later this year.
The designs were selected by an international jury. Emphasis was placed on sustainability, stability, and maintenance.