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Historian to Examine Babi Yar Massacre in Ukraine
November 2: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Dr. Martin Dean, Historical Consultant at Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, will give a talk on “Babi Yar and the Holocaust in Ukraine,” at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The program is rescheduled from last March after having been postponed because of inclement weather. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Dean will peel back the multiple layers of the infamous massacre in a ravine outside Kiev, comprising the story of Babi Yar. Approximately 1.5 million Jews were murdered on the territory of modern Ukraine – where more than 750 camps and ghettos existed. Romanians, Hungarians, and local collaborators participated in the killing alongside the Germans. After the war, Babi Yar, representing the “Shoah by Bullets” – the Nazi mass shootings of Jews on occupied Soviet territory — itself inspired artists and refuseniksto break the silence which the Soviet authorities had imposed on the Holocaust. The struggle for this site of historical memory continues today.