Watch the Seminar
25 January 2021
Online Broadcast - 5 PM Israel/Ukraine Standart Time, 10 AM EST
Amb. Ron Prossor -Opening Remarks
Mr Natan Sheransky- Opening Remarks
Prof. Ivan Patryliak- Opening Remarks
Gunned down: The Story of Ukraine's Jewry: Dr. Kai Struve
Experts Panel: Babyn Yar –Symbol Of 1.5 Million Jews Shot During The Eastern European Holocaust
Conversation with Dr. Faina Vinokruva
Experts Panel: National Trauma, Suppressed History and Erased Identities
Babyn Yar Massacre From A Personal Perspective- Prof. Shimon Redlich
Babyn Yar Massacre From A Personal Perspective -Mrs. Ira Vigdorchik
Mr. Avner Shalev - Closing Remarks
Babyn Yar Massacre
In September 1941, for the very first time in history, a metropolitan city in Europe lost virtually almost all of its remaining Jewish inhabitants to premeditated murder. On the edge of Kyiv (Kiev), in and near the ravine called Babyn Yar, more Jews (33,771, according to the murderers) were slaughtered in two days during World War II than in any other single German massacre.
The Babyn Yar massacre was the largest tragedy of its type during the Holocaust - Mass murder by shooting, perpetrated near the victims’ homes. It destroyed entire communities and left local residents living next to the mass graves of their school friends and neighbors. Yet, this horrifying ‘Holocaust by bullets’ which killed approximately 1.5 million in Ukraine and 2.2 Million Jews in total, across Eastern Europe, has until now largely evaded the historical record.