When the Germans occupied Kiev on 19 September 1941, the Jews living there were subjected to abuse and persecution from the first days of the occupation.

Buildings in central Kiev being used by the German authorities were reduced to rubble by landmines laid by Soviet sappers, and the Germans blamed the city’s Jews for this act.  On 28 September, the Germans the Jews were told to report at a collection point the following day. Over the course of two days, 29-30 September (Yom Kippur Eve), the Jews were marched to the Babi Yar ravine and 33,771 Jewish men, women and children were murdered by Einsatzgruppen C soldiers with the assistance of local collaborators. Portrayed in this gallery are 80 photographs of Jews murdered that day.

View the exhibition here, and click on the photos to see the name of the victim and a link to more information on the Page of Testimony submitted in his/her memory.