Babi Yar is a tract in the northwestern part of Kiev. Babi Yar has gained worldwide fame as a place of mass executions of civilians, mainly Jews, Gypsies, Karaites of Kiev, as well as Soviet prisoners of war carried out by Ukrainian collaborators and German occupation forces in 1941. In total, according to one source, up to 100 thousand people were shot, according to others, over 100 thousand people. 29 people were rescued from Babi Yar.
The first execution took place on September 27, 1941.
Mass executions continued until the Germans left Kiev (1943).
In Babi Yar, an experimental soap factory was created to produce soap from the dead, but the Germans did not have time to finish building it. Departing from Kiev and trying to hide the traces of crimes, the Nazis in August-September 1943 partially destroyed the camp, dug up and burned in open "ovens" tens of thousands of corpses, bones were grinded on cars brought from Germany, ashes were scattered around the outskirts of Babi Yar. On the night of September 29, 1943, Babi Yar held an uprising of 329 suicide bombers employed in work at the stoves, of which 18 persons were saved, the remaining 311 were shot.
And in this collection, in addition to black and white photographs, color photographs taken on KODAK film during mass shootings in the Kiev ravine of Babi Yar are demonstrated. Most likely, the photographs were taken on October 1, 1941.
People are being taken to be shot. The SS is digging in the things shot. Prisoners of war are digging in corpses. The remains of the executed.
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