NEW YORK (Sep. 27)
City Hall Park was re-named Babi Yar Park today in a gesture by the City of New York to honor the memory of the Jews who perished in the Babi Yar massacre 30 years ago. The anniversary of the massacre of the Jews by Nazi machinegunners in a ravine outside Kiev on Sept. 29, 1941 coincides with Yom Kippur this year. Dedication ceremonies at City Hall Park were attended by city officials and leaders of the National and Greater New York conferences on Soviet Jewry. Mayor John V. Lindsay’s proclamation temporarily re-naming the park was read by Deputy Mayor Timothy Costello. Mayor Lindsay was out of town.