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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

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Babi Yar - A Learning Environment

Teaching about the Holocaust of the Jews of Kiev

In the following educational environment, we offer you a model of how to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in the occupied Soviet territories. This learning environment is based on the wealth of materials presented on the "The Untold Stories" website that is dedicated to the research of the Killing Sites. 

This Learning Environment is dedicated to the history and tragedy of Babi Yar – a ravine that became the site of mass murders of the Jews of Kiev and other groups during the period of German occupation, from September 1941 to November 1943. In addition to providing the history of the extermination in Kiev during the Holocaust, the Learning Environment provides a historical overview of the Jewish community of Kiev from its beginnings; provides general information about the special features of the Holocaust in the occupied territory of the USSR; and speaks about the post-war period until our days – the period characterized by the struggle of Soviet Jews to commemorate the Holocaust and to be able to give expression to their memory.

Babi Yar is one of the major symbols of the Holocaust of the Soviet Jewry; at the same time, it has universal meaning, since it is the ultimate symbol of human tragedy whose history raises universal questions. Using historical materials, written and video testimonies, documents, photographs and other resources, this Learning Environment offers you a rich choice of materials to teach the subject of Babi Yar and the Holocaust of the Jews of Kiev, as well as the history of the Jews of Kiev and Ukraine. Also, for your convenience, you will find a Teacher's Guide here with notes for teachers, a list of topics, and questions.

Teacher's Guide  

Teacher's Guide

Video Testimonies  

Video Testimonies

Photo Gallery  

Photo Gallery
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