75 Years Ago Today: The Babi Yar Massacre

Written by on September 29, 2016 in Europe, Human Interest - No comments

There is nothing worse, nothing more disgusting and nothing more despicable than what the German Wehrmacht did in Kiev, 75 years ago today, on September 29th, 1941. Exactly 33,771 Ukrainian Jews were ordered to assemble at Babi Yar, in the outskirts of the city, and then murdered in cold blood. Only 29 Jews on site survived one of the worst massacres ever.

Among the victims were children, including Anna, Malvina and Polina (see photo), women and men of all ages.

The decision for this crime against humanity was taken by Generalmajor Kurt Eberhard, SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln and Kommandeur Otto Rasch. The so-called Sonderkommando 4a committed the mass murder.

We will leave it to others to get into this terrible day in history more.

Radio Free Europe has released a page about the massacre, which is reachable here.

Yad Vashem has a lot of information about the crime.

Anna, Malvinaa and Polina (from left to right) were three of the more than 33,000 victims.
Anna, Malvina and Polina (from left to right) were three of the more than 33,000 victims.
Victims of the Nazi's Babi Yar massacre.
Victims of the Nazi’s Babi Yar massacre.

 

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