Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated a monument in Jerusalem honoring the hundreds of thousands who died in the nearly 900-day Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II.

Irina  Gritsevskaya is Conservative rabbi for the Ramat Aviv community and the director of Midreshet Schechter, a program offering Torah study to the general public in Israel and Midreshet Yerushalayim, a network of Jewish educational programs, camps and communities in Ukraine.

Her grandmother was one of those who survived the siege of Leningrad. She spoke to KAN's  Mark Weiss.