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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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A poignant and important place to visit.

This is a bit of a walk from the metro but it is through the park so can be a pleasant walk. There is very little to see when you get there just a couple of memorials but it feels... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of a walk from the metro but it is through the park so can be a pleasant walk. There is very little to see when you get there just a couple of memorials but it feels important to go and I for one am glad they have not turned it into a 'tourist' attraction. It is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family lost many relatives here. It was a powerful memorial that only recently (1991) officially acknowledged that Jewish people were killed here. Until then, the Soviet Union refused to acknowledge them. (In fact, there is a huge memorial put up decades ago that mentions all groups killed in Babi Yar except Jews and it was painful to see that.)... More 

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evil things happened here - but now the site is a large park. It is now a calm, quiet place of reflection for the memory of the dead. The signage is minimal but everyone who makes the effort to visit will know the story of Babi Yar and need limited information. Still better signage would be appreciated. The site has... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel because it is my advanced form of education about the world. The new knowledge that comes my way is well worth the time and expense. My experience at Babi Yar was on that kind of par. I didn't know of the Holocaust history of the park and even though I was aware of Nazi atrocities, I was still... More 

Thank Larry W
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

For who is familiar with the account of the mass murders by the nazis on Jews, Roma and many others, it may be shocking to fin that this place is now inside the city and functions as a park where children play. Information on what happened is not lacking and one should read it all (or Grossmann's novel on it).... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 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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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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