Boris Romantschenko survived multiple Nazi death camps during the Holocaust, including Buchenwald, Dora, Peenemunde, and Bergen-Belsen. But sadly, this elderly Holocaust survivor has died during the ongoing war in Ukraine. Newsweek’s Isabel Van Brugen reports that Romantschenko was killed when Russian bombs hit his home in Kharkiv, Ukraine:
Boris Romantschenko, 96, survived the Buchenwald, Peenemünde, Dora and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during World War II.
“Now he has been killed by a bullet that hit his house,” the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation tweeted, announcing his death.
The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation said it was told by Romantschenko’s relatives that he was killed on March 18 in a bomb blast in his home in Kharkiv-Ukraine’s second largest city.
“According to his granddaughter, he lived in a multi-story building, which was hit by a shell. Boris Romantschenko worked intensively on the memory of Nazi crimes and was vice-president of the Buchenwald-Dora International Committee,” the post said…
May Boris’ memory be a blessing. And may we all join together to pray for peace in Ukraine, and God’s mighty hand of protection over all those still under threat of war.