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  • 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 ▸

  • Full Story of Massacre of Jews at Babi Yar Told by Soviet Writer

    The full story of the Nazi massacre of Jews in the ravine of Babi Yar, in Kiev, in 1941, has now been revealed in the Soviet Union for the first time by an eyewitness writing in a Soviet magazine, The New York Times reported from Moscow today. A soviet writer, Anatoly Kuznetsov, who was living… More ▸

  • U.S. Rabbis Visit Babi Yar; Recite Prayer for 100,000 Killed Jews

    A group of 22 American Reform rabbis, the largest ever assembled in the Soviet Union, today stood at Babi Yar ravine in Kiev and prayed that Soviet authorities will erect a memorial to the approximately 100,000 Jews murdered there by the Germans in World War II. The service included the recitation, in English, of the… More ▸

  • Soviet Designs for Babi Yar Memorial Do Not Identify Victims As Jews

    Ten designs for a memorial to be erected at Babi Yar, where between 70,000 and 100,000 Ukrainian Jews were massacred by the Nazi occupation forces during World War II, are on display in the Kiev Architects Club, the Soviet Embassy announced today. In photographs of the proposed memorial designs made available here through the Novosti… More ▸

  • City of Kiev to Memorialize Jewish Victims of Babi Yar Massacre

    The Soviet Embassy made known here today receipt of official information that the City Soviet of Kiev has decided to erect a monument to Jews and other victims of Nazi mass murders at Babi Yar, on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital. Information sent by the official Novosti Press Agency said that Mikhail Burka, chairman… More ▸

  • Six Gestapo Leaders Arrested in Germany; Killed Jews in Babi Yar

    The arrest of six former SS (Elite Guard) leaders charged with participation in the murder of 34,000 Jews in Babi Yar, near Kiev, in Russia, was announced here today. The six former Nazis were members of a Special Operations unit which, like other similar Nazi units, followed behind the advancing German armies, murdering thousands of… More ▸