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.
Boris Romantschenko survived the concentration camps #Buchenwald, #Peenemünde, #Dora and #BergenBelsen. Now he has been killed by a bullet that hit his house in #Charkiv, #Ukraine. He was 96 years old. We are stunned. pic.twitter.com/ZZIK2OdbAu
— Stift. Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora (@Buchenwald_Dora) March 21, 2022