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The Menorah Memorial at Babi Yar

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Babi Yar

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Babi Yar
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Babi Yar ravine in Kiev.
Also known as Babyn Yar
Location Outskirts of Kiev
Date Present
Incident type Genocide, mass murder
Perpetrators Friedrich JeckelnOtto RaschPaul BlobelKurt Eberhard and others
Organizations EinsatzgruppenOrdnungspolizeiSonderkommando 4a
Camp Syrets concentration camp
Victims 33,771 Jews in initial two-day massacre {29 survived}
100,000–150,000 Ukrainians, Jews, Romanis and Soviet prisoners of war on later dates
Memorials On site and elsewhere
Notes Possibly the largest two-day massacre during the HolocaustSyrets concentration camp was also located in the area. Massacres occurred at Babi Yar between 29 September 1941 to 6 November 1943 when Kiev was liberated.

Babi Yar (RussianБабий ЯрBabiy YarUkrainianБабин ЯрBabyn Yar) is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of massacres carried out by German forces and local collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union.

The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place from 29–30 September 1941, wherein 33,771 Jewswere killed. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South, SS-ObergruppenführerFriedrich Jeckeln, and the Einsatzgruppe C Commander Otto Rasch. It was carried out by Sonderkommando 4a soldiers, along with the aid of the SD and SS Police Battalions backed by the local police.[1] The massacre was the largest mass killing for which the Nazi regime and its collaborators were responsible during its campaign against the Soviet Union[2] and is considered to be “the largest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust” to that particular date,[3] surpassed only by Aktion Erntefest of November 1943 in occupied Poland with 42,000–43,000 victims and the 1941 Odessa massacre of more than 50,000 Jews in October 1941, committed by Romanian troops.[4]

Victims of other massacres at the site included Soviet prisoners of war, communists and Roma.[5] It is estimated that between 100,000 and 150,000 people were killed at Babi Yar during the German occupation.[6]

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A revisit to the Brodsky Synagogue – from the inside

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Brodsky Synagogue 

Synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine
The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine. It was built in the Romanesque Revival style resembling a classical basilica. Wikipedia
 AddressShota Rustaveli St, 13, Kiev, Ukraine
Opened1898
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