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  • Three Ex-nazis, Charged with Organizing Massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, Go on Trial

    Three former Nazi police officials, charged with having organized the massacre of 33, 771 Jews at Babi Yar in the Ukraine went on trial today in Regensburg. The defendants are Major Engelbert Kreuzer, 57; Major Martin Besser, 79; and Sgt. Fritz Forberg, 65, all of the 45th Police Battalion. Rene Rosenbauer, 82, regiment commander, was… More ▸

  • Yevtushenko Writes to Denver Resident Praising Opening There of Babi Yar Park

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Soviet poet whose “Babi Yar” commemorates the Jewish victims of the Stalin regime, has written to a Denverite to praise the opening here of a Babi Yar Park. The 37-year-old poet, replying to the chairman of the park committee, who had advised him of the project, wrote in longhand: “My dear Mrs…. More ▸

  • Kuznetsov Says Letter by Soviet Jews Implicating Zionism in Babi Yar Beyond Belief

    A self-exiled Soviet author said that “The Jews in the Ukraine are so intimidated that they are ready to sign anything.” Anatoli Kuznetsov, author of a book on Babi Yar, in a letter published in the Daily Telegraph, referred to a letter, printed March 12 in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda. alleging that Zionists collaborated… More ▸

  • British Give Asylum to Anatoly Kuznetzov, Soviet Author of Book on Babi Yar

    The British Home Office announced today that Britain had granted asylum to Anatoly Kuznetzov, the Soviet author who was bitterly assailed by Soviet sources for a book which stressed that most victims of the Nazi massacre at Babi Yar were Jews. The liberal Soviet writer was reported missing yesterday from his hotel in London after… More ▸

  • Handwritten Letter from Weizmann, Manuscript of ‘Babi Yar’ Bought for Israel

    A handwritten letter from the late Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel, to the late Samuel Landman, written in 1917, was sold at Sothebys today to a bidder who acquired it for Israel. Also acquired for Israel was the original manuscript of Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s poem "Babi Yar." The purchase price of $7,680 was donated… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Appeals to Kosygin for Evidence in Babi Yar Trial

    B’nai B’rith has appealed to the Soviet Union to provide documentary evidence and Soviet witnesses for the trial now underway in Darmstadt of 11 Nazis accused of participating in the 1941 Babi Yar massacre, the order reported today. In a letter to Premier Kosygin earlier this month. Dr. William A. Wexler, B’nai B’rith president, deplored… More ▸

  • Soviet Yiddish Editor Explains Why He Failed to Publish ‘Babi Yar’

    Aaron Vergelis, editor of the Soviet Yiddish monthly "Sovietish Heimland", published in Moscow, today attempted to explain here why he failed to publish the famous poem "Babi Yar" by the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko devoted to the tens of thousands of Jews killed in the outskirts of Kiev under Nazi occupation. The Yiddish editor said… More ▸

  • Yevtushenko Starts Visit in U.S. with Reading His ‘Babi Yar’ Poem

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Soviet Union’s most prominent modern poet, began a six-week visit in the United States last night with a reading at Queens College of "Babi Yar," his best-known poem, which condemns anti-Semitism and which is named for the ravine in Kiev where tens of thousands of Jews were killed by the Nazis. Mr…. More ▸