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  • Hearings on Soviet Anti-semitism Commemorate Babi Yar Massacre

    Hearings to increase public awareness of officially-condoned anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union were held on Capitol Hill last week. The hearings, which took place Oct. 6, were designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre of more than 33,000 Jews by the Nazis at Babi Yar near Kiev in the Ukraine. The special hearings… More ▸

  • Rallies Held to Commemorate 35th Anniversary of Massacre at Babi Yar

    Prayer services and demonstrations were held here today to commemorate the Sept. 29,1941 massacre of 100,000 Jews by the Nazis in the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev and to express solidarity with Soviet Jews who will conduct memorial services on the site tomorrow in defiance of a ban by the KGB. The Kaddish, the traditional… More ▸

  • Police Disperse 1000 Jews, Arrest 4 at Babi Yar Memorial

    Soviet police arrested four Jews and dispersed more than 1000 attending a memorial for Jews massacred by the Nazis at Babi Yar, near Kiev, Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported today. The sources said the arrests occurred yesterday as a large crowd gathered at the Babi Yar ravine where an estimated 70,000 Jews were… More ▸

  • Students Report Elderly Jews Arrested at Babi Yar

    Basing their reports on telephone conversations Monday with Soviet Jews, the Baltimore-Washington Union of Jewish Students said today that seven elderly Jews had been arrested at Babi Yar where they had gone to memorialize the victims of the Nazi massacre. According to the students, the Jews were reported as not wishing to emigrate. This action… More ▸

  • City Hall Park Renamed Babi Yar Park

    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… More ▸

  • Soviet Jews Plan Babi Yar Rally

    Soviet Jews will conduct a demonstration Sept. 29, the day of Yom Kippur, at Babi Yar on the outskirts of Kiev. it was reported today by the Student Struggle For Soviet Jewry and the Southern California Council for Soviet Jewry. This information, it was reported, was given by a visitor to the Soviet Union who… More ▸

  • Babi Yar Anniversary to Be Observed by Radio Liberty Broadcasts to USSR

    During the last week of Sept. Radio Liberty will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre of Soviet Jews with special broadcasts to the USSR. According to Dr. Gene Sosin, director of broadcast planning, “both the Russian and Ukrainian services are preparing programs for RL’s listening audiences–Jews and non-Jews alike–which will remind them… More ▸

  • Rabbis Throughout Country to Commemorate Babi Yar 30th Anniversary

    The New York Board of Rabbis and representatives of Boards of Rabbis throughout the country, will commemorate on Sept. 1 the 30th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of 100,000 Jews in Babi Yar, a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev. Russia. The event will take place in front on the Park East Synagogue across the… More ▸

  • Bones of Jews Killed in Babi Yar, Riga Reburied in Israel

    A moving ceremony accompanied the reburial this afternoon of bones brought to Israel from Babi Yar last week by three American students and bones from a common grave of Jews in Rumboli near Riga brought here a few days ago by an elderly Jew. Several hundred people, mainly newcomers from Russia and among them people… More ▸