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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A ravine outside Kiev in north-central Ukraine where the Jews of the city were killed by German troops in 1941. The massacre is commemorated in Yevgeny Yevtushenko's 1961 poem "Babi Yar.”


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  • On the way back to Moscow we stopped in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, most of whose Jews had died during the Nazi occupation in what was known as the Babi Yar massacre.

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  • If you get a chance, do check out the concert because your chances of hearing "Babi Yar" live in this lifetime aren't all that great and it is extraordinary music, but you might just want to sneak in at intermission.

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  • In 1962 he published four poems highly critical of the Soviet Union, including "Babi Yar," about a massacre of Jews unsuccessfully covered up by the Soviets.

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  • 13, "Babi Yar," written to five poems by Yeugeny Yevtushenko in 1962.

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  • The great Russian poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko wrote a heart-breaking ode to Babi Yar full of images far more chilling than mere political critiques.

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  • On the mobile killing squads that were a direct descendant of the pogroms, the Museum's scholars write:Its personnel directed massacres in Lvov, Tarnopol, Zolochev, Kremenets, Kharkov, Zhitomir, and Kiev, where famously in two days in late September 1941 units of Einsatzgruppe detachment massacred 33,771 Kiev Jews in the ravine at Babi Yar.

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