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Holocaust Museum Houston

“Babi Yar: Faces and Fates, 75th Anniversary of the Tragedy”

Friday, Sep. 9, 2016 – Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

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Detail Plan of Kiev, which indicated the Jewish cemetery and Babi Yar. 1914

Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) will host the exhibition “Babi Yar: Faces and Fates; 75th Anniversary of the Tragedy,” in remembrance of the mass extermination of Jews in Kiev, Ukraine, on September 29 - 30, 1941. Curated by Julia Smilianska, Director of the Institute of Judaica in Kiev in conjunction with SigmaBleyzer, Houston / DAR Kiev, Ukraine, the exhibit is on view in the Museum’s foyer beginning September 9, 2016.

The exhibition consists of eight panels, beginning with Jewish life in Kiev for ten centuries, their contribution to the city’s history and visage, and the structure of Kiev’s population on the eve of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June, 1941. Additional panels highlight the first days of the war, the public mood in the city, and the events leading up to the massacre. Most noteworthy are the excerpts of personal documents, maps and stories of witnesses to the Nazi “killing machine.” The exhibition ends with the miraculous stories of salvation, the upstanders who helped victims and the memorials dedicated to their memory.

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    Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm
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