Babi Yar


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Babi Yar

 

a large ravine in the northern part of Kiev, between the suburbs of Luk’ianovka and Syrets.

At the end of September 1941 the German fascist occupiers shot 50,000–70,000 persons—mainly Jews—in Babi Yar; for the next two years the so-called Syrets death camp operated there. Communists, komsomol members, members of the underground, prisoners of war, and others were imprisoned there. In August-September 1943 the fascists, retreating from Kiev and trying to cover the traces of their crimes, destroyed the camp and exhumed and burned hundreds of thousands of corpses in ovens; the ashes were scattered in the vicinity of Babi Yar. At the end of September 1943 there was a revolt of 330 condemned prisoners who were working at the ovens; 15 survived. In October 1966 a granite obelisk was erected at the site of the mass executions.

Babi Yar

Russian site of WWII German massacre of the Jews. [Russ. Hist.: Wigoder, 56]

Babi Yar

ravine near Kiev where Nazis slaughtered 10,000 Jews. [Russ. Hist.: Wigoder, 56]
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In 2006, at a reading in Kiev to mark the sixty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophe, Yevtushenko admitted that, contrary to common opinion, he was "no pioneer of the Babi Yar topic.
And here in Babi Yar, before the German or Ukrainian guards discharged their machine guns, those taken there--so different from each other, those who hated each other or had been indifferent to each other--all of a sudden, in the twinkling of a moment, may have come together in death.
During the German occupation, Jews were deported to death camps or shot en masse, as in Babi Yar, not only by Nazis but by their Ukrainian neighbors.
Robert Taubman characterized the portrayal of sex in the novel as having "the unconvincing look of pornography" (18), while Harriett Gilbert provided the anecdotal testimony of her Jewish dentist, who perceived the book's description of the Babi Yar massacre "as a pornographic insult to those whom the Nazis butchered there" (26).
Her father participated in the massacre at Babi Yar, while her uncle worked as a guard at Treblinka.
A solemn monument now stands at the ravines in Babi Yar to serve as a reminder of what happened there.
People knew about Babi Yar before Yevtoshenko's poem, but they were silent.
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Dmitry Shlapentokh offers "Documentation" of his return to Russia and a visit to Babi Yar, the site of one of the many gruesome Nazi atrocities during World War II.
Babi Yar (No 13) with bass soloist and unison mens' ' chorus (the Liverpool Phil tenors and basses augmented by those of the Huddersfield Choral Society), intones the eventually politically revised poetry of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, commemorating the Nazi massacre of Jews near Kiev.
Particular attention was paid to the preparation for the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy, which will be marked next year in Kyiv at the international level.
This 35,000 being in addition to 15,665 Ukrainian uniformed police and 55,094 Ukrainian rural policemen collaborating in places like Babi Yar.