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About This Event

Time: September 30, 2021, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • German officials and Ukrainian militia shooting a Jewish family, Miropol, Ukraine, October 13, 1941. Security Services Archive, Historical Collection of the State Security Service (StB) Prague, archival no. H-770-3
  • German officials and Ukrainian militia shooting a Jewish family, Miropol, Ukraine, October 13, 1941. Security Services Archive, Historical Collection of the State Security Service (StB) Prague, archival no. H-770-3

A grainy photo captures a cold-blooded murder in action. Men in uniform shoot a woman and two children for the “crime” of being Jewish.

This rare photographic evidence shows how Jewish families were brutally murdered—often with local cooperation—during Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Join us to learn more on the 80th anniversary of one of the largest of these mass shootings, at the Babi Yar (Babyn Yar) ravine northwest of Kiev, where close to 34,000 Jewish men, women, and children were gunned down in two days. As many as two million Jews were killed with bullets and at associated massacres across former Soviet territory.

Guest
Dr. Wendy Lower, Author, The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed, and John K. Roth Professor of History & George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

Host
Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Director, Visiting Scholars Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The visiting scholars programs reside in the Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, which is advised by the Museum’s Academic Committee, chaired by Dr. Lower.

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.