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Babi Yar in Kiev

Babi Yar in KievBabi Yar is the tract in the northwest of Kiev, which became famous as the place of mass execution of Soviet prisoners of war and civilians, mostly Jews and Gypsies, during the Great Patriotic War. Having decoyed Soviet citizens in the Babi Yar, the German fascist invaders spared neither women nor children. Being unable to make the mass execution for the single day, the occupants have left people on the territory of the garages for the whole night and continued their bloody mission next morning.

According to various sources, there were killed from 75 to 200 thousand civilians in Babi Yar, mostly Jews and Gypsies.
Nowadays there is a memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust and other victims during the Second World War, in Babi Yar. There are: "Monument to Soviet citizens and prisoners of war, soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army, shot by the German occupiers in Babi Yar", "Menorah in Babi Yar" - the monument to which lead the paved "road of sorrow". The crosses: in memory of the 621 shot members of the OUN, in memory of murdered Orthodox priests, in memory of murdered Archimandrite Alexander and archpriest Paul, in memory of German prisoners of war. Monument to shot children, Stella in memory of Ostarbeiters, Monument to insane people shot on Sept. 27, 1941, Babi Yar. Kievmonument to the victims of the Kurynivska tragedy, stone on the place of the Jewish community center, monument, built by an unknown author, depicting the three crosses with the inscription "On this place there were killed people in 1941. O Lord repose their souls" in one of them - all these symbols of sorrow have been erected at Babi Yar for over 40 years.
Nowadays it’s planned to construct the monument to shot gypsies.


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