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Contemplating the legacy of Babyn Yar

Updated 08:29 October 15, 2021

Over two days, beginning on September 28, 1941, Kyiv's Jews were gathered up under the pretense that they were to be resettled.

There, in what was then the edge of the city, but now minutes away from the city’s center, at a place called Babyn Yar, they were stripped of their clothes and their belongings taken. Individuals and families were then marched naked and taken to a ravine.

Then as now, the ravine was deep, yet too small to be called a valley. It was surrounded by bushes and trees, thei...

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