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Babi Yar

soviet ravine

Babi Yar, ravine near Kiev, in the Ukraine. On Sept. 29 and 30, 1941, German SS troops executed and buried more than 33,000 Soviet Jews who had been brought to the ravine on a promise of resettlement. In “Babi Yar” (1962) the Russian poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko indicted the Soviet leadership for failing to commemorate the massacre or to honor its victims.

See also: Holocaust.

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