STORY: Fuks, who is of Jewish origin, says he still has vivid memories of how his grandparents being taken by Nazi police to the Babyn Yar ravine, they did not come back.
Fuks’s mother and sister were later taken by the German police too. Fuks escaped a similar fate by staying with neighbours, who hid him away.
On February 24, when Russia started a full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, Fuks was determined to remain in Kyiv, his hometown. The World War Two survivor, who now has great grandchildren, said he was more worried about his family than his own safety.
Fuks said he lives in hope that the war will end soon.