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Babi Yar Memorial, Kiev

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At Babi Yar Memorial, learn about the tragic events that took place here and see monuments dedicated to the victims of one of the largest massacres during the Holocaust. Surrounded by hills, flowers, and lush greenery lie statues that artistically commemorate those who lost their lives. Following orders of the Nazi regime, 33,771 Jews arrived with all their belongings on September 29, 1941. The next day they were executed. You'll see crosses and busts dedicated to these Jewish citizens, as well as memorials to a number of other nationals who perished in the following years. With our world travel planner, Kiev attractions like Babi Yar Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Kiev is a great city, it is a historical city which contains dazzling monuments. Babi Yar Memorial you have before you the massacres that were committed by the nazis and who are still vivid in the memory of the older. I visited this place in August 1982.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We're not at Babi Yar to just walk around, although this is very nice and as possible. Pacing this place of memory, to know that thousands of people have suffered there, cannot, must not leave you indifferent. If you do not know the history, the remembrance driveway will provide you with a series of memory English signs showing the main events. Then let yourself be guided by emotion and the calm of the place, let sail your imagination, you will inevitably come back better. To come and find the most simple is the metro exit turn right and you will be directly in the park with a large sign showing the points of visits. We find this signage at several places in the Park.
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  • August 6, 2017
    In a park, overlooking the vast landscape of the River, a statuary and monumental set pays tribute to the millions of deaths caused by the famine of the 1930s, artificially organized by the Stalinist power to quell the ambitions of independence of Ukrainians. The collective suffering caused by this tragic episode in the history of the country is rendered with great sobriety and an exceptional power. Storks, graceful, delicate and fragile emblems to the imprisoned in the granite and steel Wings invites the deepest emotion and heartfelt reflection. A small museum under the base of the monument shows the visitors of moving testimonies of life from before this terrible tragedy.
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