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Address: Oleny Telihy Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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The guide book says the Babi Yar Memorial is close to the Dorohozhychi Metro Station (Green line # 311). The metro ride was one of the most pleasant we took in Kiev--not jam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Having visited a lot of sites around Europe of the hatred of man to their fellow man during WW2, while in Kyiv a visit to Babi Yar was something that really interested me. I had done my research before hand and as soon as I arrived my first thought was "is this it?"..... even the guide I had booked to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The guide book says the Babi Yar Memorial is close to the Dorohozhychi Metro Station (Green line # 311). The metro ride was one of the most pleasant we took in Kiev--not jam packed and an opportunity to actually sit! It is actually quite a distance from the center of Kiev to Babi Yar. We started walking in the direction... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Although today, it looks like a peaceful park, besides the memorial and headstones below it. The most notorious was the massacre of almost 34,000. Possibly the Ukraine's version of the much more effective and renowned Auschwitz and Birkenau, which was up around the 6 million mark by the time it was ceased!vHorrid none the less, and a grim reminder of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Despite a lack of any kind of signposts, maps, historical information or locations and neglect by the city( trash under Soviet monument , cross of murdered Ukrainian nationalists had been set on fire and was charred and graffitied by Russian nationalists I presume) The location is a sad and sobering experience.Do some research before visiting or go with a guide... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Most think memorials to Hitler's Holocaust are all in Germany, but this is a quite overwhelming site, seeing the ditches where Ukrainian Jews were gunned down and buried. Very moving.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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