J1 BABYN YAR (UA)
The Babyn Yar ravine near the Ukrainian capital Kiev was the site of some of the biggest massacres committed in the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1943 the SS killed tens of thousands of Jews, Ukrainians, Roma and Sinti and buried their bodies in huge mass graves. The massacres started with the killing of 37,771 Jews from Kiev on 29 and 30 September 1941. In the following month, the inmates of fi ve local “Gypsy” camps were also murdered and buried at Babyn Yar.