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 History matters: Victims of Babyn Yar tragedy commemorated in Kyiv. PHOTOS+VIDEO

The event titled 'History matters' was held in Babyn Yar in Kyiv on Sept. 29, on the 76th anniversary of the tragedy, when 33,000 Jews were executed in two days by Nazi occupants of Kyiv.

Censor.NET reports citing Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.
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At noon, the attendees of the event gathered at Melnykova and Dorohozhytska Streets, where in 1941 there was the first check point at the so-called Death Road for Jews.

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Babyn Yar is an area in Kyiv where German Nazi occupants executed thousands of Jews, Roma, Soviet activists, and Ukrainian nationalists during the WWII.

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The Death Road is the route followed by the first execution victims who were not aware they would be soon shot dead.

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In Babyn Yar, the attendees commemorated the victims of the tragedy.

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Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich

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Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotserkovsky

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Bleich and Ukrainian politician Yevhen Chervonenko

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Photos by Oleh Bohacuk
 
 
 
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