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Babi Yar Memorial

Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #36 of 377 attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Monuments/ Statues
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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Thanks to other reviewers I did find what I was looking for and to be honest I thought there would be more to it. The Soviet monument is obviously impressive but the actual ravine could have more to it to attract people to visit.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Since I was in the area at the time I decided to locate this memorial as I had wanted to go there for years. Unfortunately I was disappointed with what I found as it really wasn't a fitting monument to what happened with no real explanation. Apparently there are two sites, and I may have come across the "lesser" one.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I will use the review made last june (see below) and complete it "If using the Metro, get off at the Dorohozhychi station, north of the city. There are two memorials in completely different places. The larger one is the Soviet one, which incidentally, is NOT in the spot where the mass murders took place. But it's still an imposing... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Babi Yar is a "must visit" for anyone with a desire to better understand human condition and history. The monuments are well done and the park is pleasant. The park is right near the subway stop. In fact the stop sort of splits the park into two sides. The side with the large monument is easy to navigate as it... More

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Munich, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I had read up on this horrific event before the time (online and in the excellent book "Dynamo: Defending the Honour of Kiev"). It was without a doubt one of the most moving visits on my visit to Kiev. The directions given in the entry of May 26, 2013 are very good - we found it without any problems.

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Surprise, Arizona
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a tour that included Babi Yar and the Chernobyl Museum. It was interesting to see the Babi Yar Memorial, but I'm not sure it would be worth a special trip. We saw pictures of the site at the Great Patriotic War Museum. In the 40s this looked like a barren rock quarry. Now it has an impressive memorial,... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you have an imagination this is a very sad memorial. So many Jews and others were killed here in so very short a time. First they were marched down the main street until they got to the forest. This is a very long walk. The people about to be killed were placed at the edge of a ravine and... More

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Gambrills, MD
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Go to this monument and remember the atrocities which happened here. I followed the excellent directions in the review posted May 26, 2013, and had no problems finding the menorah. There is also a new chapel near the ravine. The memorial to the children, located just by the metro stop, is also very moving. The Soviet memorial across the road... More

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's a must-see when you visit Kyiv, as an important historic event is connected with this Memorial. It is our sad past, which teaches us how not to behave in the future :)

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Very thought provoking! Unfortunately there is nothing in english to tell you what happened here, so, you need to read about it first. There are no signs either to help you find it. We still didn't find the menorah!

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