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  • Soviet Poet Says His ‘Babi Yar’ Was Misunderstood in the West

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the young Soviet poet who attracted worldwide attention for his poem, Babi Yar, told a press conference here today that the meaning of the poem has been misunderstood in the West, which had hailed it as a denunciation of continuing anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union. He came here Friday for a two-week visit… More ▸

  • ‘Babi Yar’ Poem Against Anti-semitism in Russia is Popular in Poland

    "Babi Yar," the poem by Soviet poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko denouncing anti-Semitism, has been published in Poland in six different translations, Ida Kaminska, head of the Polish State Yiddish Theatre, reported here today. The Jewish actress from Poland, who arrived here with her actor husband Marian Melman and other members of her Yiddish troupe for a… More ▸

  • Retreating Nazi Armies Intensify Anti-Jewish Terror in Ukraine

    While the New Year finds thousands of Jews bravely fighting in the ranks of the Soviet Army in the front lines, ready to give their lives for the defense of their country and the defeat of Hitlerism, moving reports continue to reach here of the mass-murder of civilian Jews by the Nazis in occupied Soviet… More ▸

  • Nazis Execute 52,000 Jews in Kiev; Smaller Pogroms in Other Cities

    Fifty-two thousand Jews, including man, women and children, were systematically and methodically put to death in Kiev following the Nazi occupation of the Ukrainian capital, according to information received today by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from an unimpeachable source. The details available here establish that the victims did not lose their lives as the result… More ▸