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HOLOCAUST in Ukraine
HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS IN UKRAINE
The Nazis conducted the majority of the genocide by deporting Jews to death camps, located mostly in Poland. In the Soviet Union, however, the murder was local. Continue
During German occupation of what is now Ukraine, from 1941 through 1944, about 1,500,000 Jews were murdered ( A.I.Kruglov “A Chronicle of Holocaust in Ukraine”, text in Russian) by German SS Einsatzgruppen Command, by special SS units formed from Ukrainian volunteers, and by local policemen.
In the period from June 22 through December 31, 1941, Germans and their local collaborators killed over half a million Jews. 2,590 people were massacred every day. September of 1941 was the most gruesome month:
137,000 Jews were slathered, 4,567 people per day on average. In the span of a mere two days, September 29 through September 30, 33,731 Jews were murdered at Kiev's Babi Yar, which became the epitome of Nazi’s atrocities on the territory of former Soviet Union. Unlike the Holocaust sites on the territories of Poland and Germany, where the Holocaust remains visible through the searing symbols of the extermination camps, the horror in Ukraine was hidden away, first by the Nazis, then by the Soviets and now by neglect.