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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.

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