Exhibition “Chronicles of the Unknown Superheroes Ukrainians” opens at the St Nikolai Memorial

The international exhibition “Chronicles of the Unknown Superheroes Ukrainians” – a cooperation between the Ukrainian B50 Community, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and the St. Nikolai Memorial in Hamburg – sends out a sign of hope.


Today, on the occasion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago, the St. Nikolai Memorial, together with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), opened the international outdoor exhibition “Chronicles of the Unknown Superheroes Ukrainians” by the Ukrainian non-profit organisation B50. While the war in Ukraine continues to cause violence and destruction, B50 volunteers have been working to rebuild the country since April 2022. The exhibition provides an insight into the energetic commitment of these people: In addition to their work, they clear rubble in destroyed villages and towns at weekends, set up shelters in kindergartens and schools and help residents rebuild their homes. With this exhibition, the St. Nikolai Memorial and HHLA want to send out a joint sign of hope.

The guests at the opening were welcomed by the 1st Chairman of the St. Nikolai Memorial Association, Provost Dr Martin Vetter, and the Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board, Angela Titzrath. Hamburg’s Second Mayor Katharina Fegebank and the Consul General of Ukraine in Hamburg, Dr Iryna Tybinka, then gave welcoming speeches. In addition, two volunteers from the non-profit organisation B50 reported on their daily work.

Angela Titzrath emphasised: “As a European company, we stand behind Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. We will continue to support them with all our expertise – transporting materials for reconstruction, strengthening foreign trade, providing employment and connecting places and people for a better and hopefully soon safe life again. HHLA stands united behind this goal. We stand with Ukraine!”

As a European logistics group, HHLA is directly affected by the war in Ukraine. The company has been operating a container terminal in Odessa for over 20 years and evacuated family members of its local workforce after the war began. Through its rail subsidiary Metrans, HHLA organises its own aid transports as well as those of partner institutions via its European logistics network.

The exhibition in the outdoor area of the St. Nikolai memorial runs until the end of June 2024.

Detailed information can be found here.