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A memorial at Babi Yar in Ukraine, the site of a September 1941 massacre carried out by German forces and Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. Credit: meunierd/Shutterstock.

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center publishes 159 names of Nazi soldiers who murdered Jews...

Against the background of the official commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine, Germany and Israel, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has released...
Israeli President Isaac Herzog delivering a speech at the international ceremony marking 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre, Oct. 6, 2021. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Herzog at Babi Yar: Leaders must ‘condemn slightest hint of anti-Semitism’

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog addressed the international gathering on Wednesday marking 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 29-30, 1941. Speaking alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and other...
Israeli President Isaac Herzog is greeted by an honor guard upon his arrival in Ukraine, Oct. 5, 2021. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Israeli president arrives in Ukraine for first state visit

Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday to participate in an official international ceremony marking the anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre. It will be his first state visit as president. “The Jewish People have...
Achilles Tsaltas, president of the Democracy & Culture Foundation, with Father Patrick Desbois, head of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Academic Council, Sept. 30, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of the Athens Democracy Forum.

Athens Democracy Forum highlights rise in anti-Semitism as it marks Babi Yar massacre

A discussion was held on Thursday at the Athens Democracy Forum marking exactly 80 years since the Nazi massacre of Ukrainian Jews at Babi Yar on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv (Kiev). In...
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80 years since Babi Yar: Making sure the Holocaust is not forgotten

When my father was 6 months old, my grandparents put him in a burlap sack and smuggled him out of Ukraine as they fled the pogroms of 1921. Their destination was Poland, which they...

September 29, 1941: Babi Yar massacre begins

The Babi Yar massacre of nearly 34,000 Jewish men, women and children begins on the outskirts of Kiev in the Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The German army took Kiev on September 19, and special SS squads prepared...
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33,771 murdered Jews: The Babi Yar nightmare

77 years ago, Dina Levina was at Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of Kiev, Ukraine, where she witnessed one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the...
Monument to the murdered in Babi Yar, Kiev. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Isaac Herzog to travel to Ukraine for first state visit as Israel’s president

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will head to Ukraine next week for the first state visit of his presidency, according to an official statement. During his visit, which will take place between Oct. 5 and Oct....
Chairman of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Natan Sharansky (left) and Israel's Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presents award to last survivor of Babi Yar massacre

The Knesset held a commemoration meeting on Sunday to mark 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre, the symbol of what is known as the “Holocaust of the Bullets,” and which began on the...
From left: Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Natan Sharansky and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington discussing anti-Semitism and the ongoing development of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Ukraine, July 22, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha.

Blinken discusses anti-Semitism, Babi Yar with Sharansky and Lieberman

Representatives of the supervisory board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Natan Sharansky and former Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman met on Thursday with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, D.C. “We are grateful for...