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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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On September 27, 2006, President Yushchenko spoke out forcefully against anti-Semitism at the ceremony to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Babyn Yar Massacre in Kyiv, which was attended by senior Government officials, and foreign leaders.
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The Minister then visited Babyn Yar, where he placed a memorial wreath on the site where more than 33,000 Jews were killed in 1941 in the first large scale massacre of the Holocaust, and where more than 100,000 other Ukrainian victims of Nazi terror were subsequently killed.