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Babyn Yar

Babyn Yar is a National Historical and Memorial Reserve

The place of tragedy that has become a symbol of the Holocaust. It represents the indescribable pain of all humanity and serves as a reminder of the value of human life.



The bronze memorial with words from the Bible inscribed in two languages, “The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground”, is heavy, painful, and full of sadness but accurate and honest. A living memory of the Jews who were executed during the occupation of Kyiv. The unveiling of the bronze seven-branched candelabrum, a symbol of Jewish culture, occurred on the 50th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy in 1991.


The symbolic Synagogue “Place for Reflection”

On May 14, 2021, a symbolic Synagogue appeared on the slopes of Babyn Yar. For the first time, the country commemorated the Day of Remembrance for Ukrainians who rescued Jews during World War II. The location was not chosen by chance; the slope next to the Menorah had long been considered a place of sorrow and prayer. It is decorated in the style of ancient synagogues destroyed during the war; “Place for Reflection” opens like a book for all who wish to honor the memory of the tragedy’s victims.