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29 September 2021

Ukraine marks 80 years since Nazi massacre of Jews at Babi Yar.
KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II.
Babi Yar, a ravine in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, is where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in 1941 when the city was under Nazi occupation. The killing was carried out by SS troops
Aside from Jews, thousands of Ukrainians and Roma, prisoners of war and patients of a psychiatric hospital were shot dead and thrown into this ravine.

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  • Petro Poroshenko commented on his FB page:
    “Babin Yar is one of the deepest wounds, one of the toughest memories of the Holocaust, this unprecedented disaster in human history. It’s hard to believe that such mass and cruel murder happened not in the dark ages of the wild middle ages, but 80 years ago, in the midst of the twentieth century.

    Babin Yar’s celebration within days, September 29-30, turned into a brutal conveyor of death, where the first victims of Nazi politics were killed – more than 30 thousand Kiev Jews. According to scientists in 1941-1943, about 100 thousand people of different nationalities were found in Babinom Yar: Jews, Ukrainians, Roma, prisoners of war, undergrounds, members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and others.

    Today, honoring innocent victims, we must remember: any regime that has for nothing human rights and freedoms is a threat to humanity itself. For these regimes, life is nothing, and people are only rifles in the deadly machine of paranoid dictators.

    Tragic events of the past require us to educate new generations on the principles of respect for human dignity and tolerance. And our moral duty is to precisely prevent the repetition of crimes against humanity and humanity.

    Eternal memory to innocents…”

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