Help mark VE Day with WeHo’s Russian community

Visitors pay their respects to the fallen at a World War II memorial in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park on the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. (Photo by Brando Garcia)

76th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day
Date: May 09, 2021 (all day)
Location: Online at www.1945pobeda.com

2021 is the 76th anniversary of the Victory in Europe over the Nazi regime. The Russian Advisory Board supports and continues the celebration of parents’, grandparents’, and great grandparents’ role in the war and re-confirmation of their status as family heroes no matter their military or civil defense rank, or whether or not they survived, had an educational impact on the community and younger generation. Victory in Europe Day marks the defeat of the Nazi forces and remembers the estimated 50 million people who died during World War II. The WWII Veterans Memorial events have grown to become a global movement. Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day as we had planned.

RSVP: No
COST: Free
CONTACT: Call City of West Hollywood message line: 323-848-6501 or wehorusevents@weho.org
Visit us at www.weho.org/russian

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Vigilant
Vigilant
1 year ago

As an additional poignant reminder of this sensitive period in history one should listen to the Symphony #3 also known as The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Henryk Gorecki, a Polish composer.
It will break your heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87DJF1_vwQA&list=RD87DJF1_vwQA&start_radio=1&rv=87DJF1_vwQA&t=0 

Vigilent
Vigilent
1 year ago

And why are cranes depicted in this lovely memorial? Because in Russia and Poland, Cranes are believed to carry the souls of the dead. Beautifully depicted in The Cranes Are Flying, a film by Mikhail Kalatozov, a friend of my Russian cinematographer friend here in LA, who was also a friend of Andrei Tarkovsky one of the most prescient film makers of the 20th century. The entire group of these folks is a very special reality.

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