Ghosts of Babi Yar: A Visit to the Ravine Where Nazis Murdered 150,000

KYIV, Ukraine—Seventy-four years later, I reached up and broke off a small piece of a branch that was long and gray. It was bent in the strange, contorted ways it had blindly grown to look for light here at the cold bottom of the ravine, where the forest canopy above had turned the sunny spring day into dark winter’s night.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The United States was neutral toward Nazi Germany at the time of this atrocity.

  • Shebel

    Sunny days—

  • canminuteman

    This has been the fate of many people throughout all of history, and it will be our too if we don’t do something about the muslims. People from all over the world run here to get away from them. When you are here, there is nowhere else to run.

  • Khrushchev did not want the poem, “Babi Yar”, to be published.

    Safe spaces and such.