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Babi Yar Memorial

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Address: Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Jewish History of Kiev including Babi Yar Memorial Private Tour
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Private Tour of Jewish Community in Kiev

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Babyn Yar is moving and a compelling story....a lot of history and a reminder of the inhumanity of mankind. This tour is a must see in Kiev

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Babyn Yar is moving and a compelling story....a lot of history and a reminder of the inhumanity of mankind. This tour is a must see in Kiev

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Between 100,00-150,000 people were mercilessly slaughtered here by the Nazis during the occupation of the Soviet Union. The Germans attempted to exterminate all Kiev Jews by firing squad, burying their bodies in huge ravines. This was also extended to gypsies, Russian prisoners, civilian partisans, gypsies, children and the handicapped. This park is a fitting tribute to that most heinous crime... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Difficult to come to terms with the horrendous disregard for human life and dignity that took place here but the memorials give time and space to ponder. We also enjoyed the fact that the area today is a park much patronised by little children having fun - when we came, enjoying the snow. So life and hope triumph over death.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The death zone is a field game court. The rest is park and monuments. The ashes are human's. Nature does not care.

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

So many people were killed here. The place is overflowed by sorrow memory of buried here. Visit and keep the memory. Never again.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I made my first trip to Babi Yar (aka Babyn Yar on google maps) today and it was a somber, moving experience. The park is beautiful and well maintained as of Oct. 2016. Even still, one could imagine as they walked the grounds the horrible tragedy that happened here not so long ago. Numerous guide maps around the park point... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Some monuments and rememberance of the killings. Easy to find at Metro stop. Plenty of space to explore and think.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Most people think of Germany and Poland when thinking of the WWII era Holocaust. This memorial remembers Ukrainian Jews that were also victims of NAZI violence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited using a description of a review on here - It has changed since and the Ukrainian government has spent some money improving the whole site. It was the 75th anniversary at the end of September so I imagine most of the work was completed for that. I have attached some photos to show the site map and some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited Babi Yar on the 1st of October, and clearly improvements were made since the last reviews of September. These are probably as a result of the 75th anniversary on 29 and 30 September. There are now clear indications of all the different monuments, and beautiful plaques tell the story of Babi Yar. The gardens and walkways are well kept.... More 

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