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Babi Yar

On 29 September 1941, the organised massacre of Ukrainian Jews began. In the capital Kiev, most of them were taken to a place called Babi Yar, and shot.

On 29 September 1941, the organised massacre of Ukrainian Jews began.

In the capital Kiev, most of them were taken to a place called Babi Yar, and shot.

Raissa Maistrenko escaped the shooting as a three-year-old girl.

Rabbi Alexander, Dukhovny's mother survived the Holocaust outside the city.

Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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