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Babi Yar


Between 29–30 September 1941 members of Einsatzgruppe C murdered 33,771 Jews from Kiev over two days in Babi Yar.

Babi Yar, a ravine northwest of Kiev, also became a site for the mass murder of Sinti and Roma and Soviet prisoners of war. The Babi Yar massacre was one of the largest mass murders at an individual location during World War II. The IHRA Multi Year Work Plan on Killing Sites is dedicated to research, commemoration and preservation of places where mass shootings took place. The project aims to raise awareness of this centrally important aspect of the Holocaust and to facilitate bringing together the organizations and individuals dealing with the subject. IHRA's new publication 'Killing Sites - Research and Remembrance' can be downloaded in full as a PDF version or Epub Version.

IHRA’s conference on “Killing Sites - Research and Remembrance”, hosted by the Pedagogical University of Krakow, took place in Krakow, Poland from 22-23 January 2014. The full report can be read here. The conference was attended by a variety of experts in the field and focused on fieldwork as well as exploring regional perspectives, databases, education and commemoration.