Definitions for "Babi Yar"
Keywords:  kiev, ravine, ukrainian, yar, ukraine
A ravine in Kiev, where tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews were systematically massacred in September 1941.
A deep ravine outsize the Ukrainian city of Kiev, on the Dnieper River where the Einsatzgruppen killed and buried 34,000 Jews in one or two days (September 29-30, 1941).
In retaliation for the bombing of German administration buildings in occupied Kiev between September 24 and 28, 1941, the Germans killed all the Jews in Kiev on September 29 and 30, 1941. Kiev Jews, Gypsies (Roma), and Soviet prisoners of war were taken to the Babi Yar ravine and shot. An estimated 100,000 people were killed at this location.