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View of the ravine at Babi Yar circa 1944. On September 29-30, 1941, more than 33,000 Jewish residents of Kiev were marched to this site and systematically gunned down over the edge of the ravine by members of the Sonderkommando 4a of Einstazgruppen C. Thousands of Gypsies and Soviet POWs were also executed at this site between 1941 and 1943. Jews on their way out of the city of Kiev to the Babi Yar ravine pass corpses in the street. Jewish women and children who have already surrendered their belongings form a small group as others in the background are ordered to discard their outer clothing and their possessions prior to execution. Photograph was taken October 16, 1941 in Lubny, the Ukraine. A young mother and her two children sit among a large group of Jews from Lubny who have been assembled for mass execution. October 16, 1941. German soldiers of the Waffen-SS and the Reich Labor Service look on as a member of Einsatzgruppe D prepares to shoot a Ukrainian Jew kneeling on the edge of a mass grave filled with the bodies of previous victims. Part of a report detailing the murder of Jews in the Nazi-occupied Baltic states and White Russia by Einsatzgruppe A, submitted February 1, 1942. There were four such Einsatzgruppen which carried out the massacres of Jews in the Soviet Union.
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