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A Little Closure on an Unspeakable Tragedy

17 Tishri 5777 – October 18, 2016
75 years after the obliteration of Kiev’s 33,771 Jews - in less than 36 hours – Ukrainian and Israeli officials teamed up to host an evening in their memory.

‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

18 Nisan 5774 – April 18, 2014
In 1941, the Jews of Kiev received a similar leaflet. When they showed up the next day, more than 34,000 were murdered.

New Kiev Memorial Complex to be Built at Babi Yar Massacre...

17 Tammuz 5773 – June 24, 2013
One of the worst Nazi massacres to be carried out in only two days occurred in Bari Yar in the Ukraine. Plans have been unveiled for a memorial and a living memory – a synagogue and Jewish center.

Where Flowers Bloom Red From Jewish Blood

11 Heshvan 5772 – November 8, 2011
The place that holds the record for murders in a day – even over such ghastly places as Auschwitz and Treblinka – is Babi Yar. A ravine on the outskirts of Kiev, it is today incorporated within the urban, inhabited sector of the Ukrainian capital. The events described here took place seventy years ago, in 1941, on Rosh Hashanah.

For Every Jewish Mass Grave A Sign, A Name

5 Heshvan 5771 – October 13, 2010
If one makes his way beyond the outskirts of Kiev and continues deep into the forests of the neighboring village of Radomyshl, he soon enters an unmarked clearing.

Back To Poland

19 Tishri 5767 – October 11, 2006
On Yom Kippur, I was in Kiev after having participated in the commemorations at Babi Yar.

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