On November 26, 2018, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov has opened the Art Exhibition of works by famous Belarusian artist Matvey Basov “Knock on the door”, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Minsk Ghetto. More than twenty paintings related to the tragic events of the Belarusian history during the Second World War were shown to the guests of the exhibition.
Speaking at the opening ceremony фе еру UN Headquarters in New York, Valentin Rybakov stressed special importance of keeping alive the memory of the tragedy of the Minsk ghetto and of other “death camps”, as well as of the courage and heroism of soldiers, partisans and underground fighters who fought against the Nazis during the Second World War.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was also addressed by high-ranking officials of the Permanent Missions of Israel and Germany to the UN.
The ceremony was also attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations of Belarusian Jews and Belarusian compatriots abroad, including Savely Kaplinsky, a former child prisoner of the Minsk Ghetto, and Svetlana Gebeleva, daughter of the head of one of the first underground organizations in Minsk during the war, as well as by representatives of the diplomatic corps in New York.