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Babi Yar Memorial

Address: Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #55 of 323 Attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Bridges, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural

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Kiev, Ukraine
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Unless you are in the area (which is not central Kyiv at all, despite being only two metro stops from the Golden Gate) and curious to see the place or have a specific intention to visit it, don't bother. The events that took place here are to be remembered, but I don't think the place would help you with that... More 

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LA, Calif
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276 reviews 276 reviews
136 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

This horrific episode of the Nazi regime should never be forgotten as thousands of Jews were forced to walk with their possessions towards what they thought was resettlement only to be shepherded in to a ravine as guards shot them dead. Over 2 days over 33,000 were murdered. It made a difference having a guide drive us to the ravines... More 

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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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New Delhi, India
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
69 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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50 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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