The tragedy of Babi Yar: An assembly line of death in Kyiv
02 October 2021 | 2:49 pm
Eighty years ago, more than 30,000 Jews were murdered by Nazis in Kyiv in just two days. Babi Yar is the most infamous site of the Holocaust in Ukraine — but the remembrance of the massacres was suppressed for decades.
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