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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸