96-year-old Holocaust survivor said killed in Russian shelling of his Kharkiv home

A Holocaust survivor has been killed in his home in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, according to a tweet from a memorial account for the Buchenwald concentration camp.

“Boris Romantschenko survived the concentration camps Buchenwald, Peenemünde, Dora and BergenBelsen. He was killed last Friday in a blast at his home in Charkiv, Ukraine. He was 96 years old. We are stunned,” reads the statement.

“According to his granddaughter, he lived in a multi-story building, hit by a shell. Boris Romanchenko worked intensively on the memory of Nazi crimes and was vice-president of the Buchenwald-Dora International Committee,” the account tweets.

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