September 29, 1941: The Babi Yar Massacre in Ukraine

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There is nothing worse and nothing more disgusting or despicable than what the German Wehrmacht did in Kiev, 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 the ones on the photos, women and men of all ages.

Anna, Malvina and Polina were murdered by the Nazis in Kiev, along with 33,768 other Jews.

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.

Yad Vashem documents the Babi Yar Massacre on this page.

 

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