September 29, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the murder of 34,000 Jews that occurred at Babyn Yar, a ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Like Auschwitz in Poland, Babyn Yar in Ukraine has become a major symbol of the destruction of Europe’s Jews during the Holocaust.
From September 23-29, 2016, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, a Canada-based non-governmental organization, working in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress, Ukraine’s government, and other Ukrainian Jewish and diaspora organizations, sponsored a series of public events commemorating the atrocities that occurred at Babyn Yar. The events include a youth conference, a public symposium, a memorial space competition, and a commemorative concert.
The following is a video presentation of the second day of the public symposium, which took place in Kyiv on September 27, 2016.
Tuesday, September 27 2016
(in English and Ukrainian)
“Babyn Yar in Personal Accounts”
Professor Gelinada Grinchenko (Ukraine)
Dr. Oleksandr Lysenko (Ukraine)
Anna Lenchovska (Ukraine)
Professor Guido Hausmann (Germany)
Professor Shimon Redlich (Israel)
“Babyn Yar in Literary Representations”
Larysa Denysenko (Ukraine)
Dr. Oleksii Kuznetsov (Russia)
Professor Iryna Zakharchuk (Ukraine)
Dr. Kiril Feferman (Israel)
Professor Frank Golczewski (Germany)
“Babyn Yar in Cinema, Music, and the Arts”
Dr. Inessa Dvuzhylna (Belarus)
Dr. Boris Maftsir (Israel)
Valerii Teteriatnyk (Ukraine)
Professor Karel Berkhoff (Netherlands)
Andrii Kulikov (Ukraine)
Babyn Yar: History and Memory (Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2016)