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Babi Yar

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The Babi-Yar Massacre (1941) - How the Nazis Killed the Jews of Ukraine in the Holocaust by Bullets

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Babi Yar

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Бабий Яр.Babi Yar.A film of Jeff Kanew.2003

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30 Horrific Shocking Photos of the Lviv Pogroms in 1941

Babi Yar is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of massacres carried out by German forces and by local Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. The first, and best documented, of the massacres took place on 29–30 September 1941, killing approximately 33,771 Jews. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South, SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln, and the Einsatzgruppe C Commander Otto Rasch. Sonderkommando 4a soldiers, along with the aid of the SD and SS Police Battalions backed by the local police carried out the orders. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the auspices of the Nazi regime and its collaborators during its campaign against the Soviet Union and has been called "the largest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust" to that particular date, surpassed only by the 1941 Odessa massacre of more than 50,000 Jews in October 1941 and by Aktion Erntefest of November 1943 in occupied Poland with 42,000–43,000 victims.
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