To the mark of Babi Yar
Babi Yar became the mass grave and symbol of the Holocaust in Ukraine. From September 1941 to the end of September 1943, it was the site of regular executions and burials, which were carried out by the Nazi security police and Sicherheinstsdienst commandos along with the military and civilian authorities of Kiev.
The victims of the Nazis were Jews, Gypsies, Ukrainian nationalists, Soviet prisoners of war, patients of the Kiev psychiatric hospital and other national or social groups whom the occupants considered to be enemies or "just superfluous". Babi Yar is a necropolis for more than 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war. More info here
The Scientific Library offers its readers:
- Levitas, I. (2008). Pravednyky Babynoho Yaru [The Righteous of the Babi Yar]. Kyiv: ETHNOS. The publication tells about people who showed heroism, greatness of spirit and nobility, saving Jews from death during the German occupation of Kiev 1941-1943. The book is the result of many years of searching and research by the historian and writer I. Levitas.