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Babi Yar | History, Location, Shostakovich, Yevtushenko, & Facts

Babi Yar | History, Location, Shostakovich, Yevtushenko, & Facts

Babi Yar, also spelled Babiy Yar or Baby Yar, large ravine on the northern edge of the city of Kyiv in Ukraine, the site of a mass grave of victims, mostly Jews, whom Nazi German SS squads killed between 1941 and 1943. After the initial massacre of Jews, Babi Yar remained in use as an execution site for Soviet prisoners of war and for Roma (Gypsies) as well as for Jews. Soviet accounts after the war speak of 100,000 dead. The true number may...

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