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On This Day in History: September 29th

The Babi Yar Massacre

Kiev, September 29, 1941— In a brutal two-day onslaught, Nazis mercilessly killed 33,771 Jewish men, women, and children during the Babi Yar massacre near Kiev. Witness accounts paint a grim picture as victims were rounded up, stripped, and then callously gunned down into the sprawling Babi Yar ravine. This chilling event highlights the depths of the Nazis’ genocidal intentions and the stark reality of their quest for racial purity.

The Babi Yar ravine

The victims, including professionals, intellectuals, and families, were singled out solely based on their Jewish heritage. This senseless violence underscores the Nazis’ commitment to eradicating an entire community. As news of the massacre spread, global condemnation surged, with world leaders urging justice and unified efforts to dismantle the Nazi regime.

The international community must remember Babi Yar as a symbol of unchecked hatred’s devastating consequences. These 33,771 lives lost demand collective remembrance and a commitment to prevent such atrocities in the future. Babi Yar stands as a somber reminder of the importance of global unity against tyranny and the enduring need for justice in the face of unspeakable acts.


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Ben Ryan, Staff Writer
Ben Ryan is a junior at Fillmore Central High School. At 16 years old, he does many events, such as tapestry, choir, jazz band, band, one act, speech, spring play, and trap shooting. He recently started pursuing photography using his sister’s photo camera. He also enjoys working on vehicles and his father's old motorcycle. After high school, he hopes to pursue a business degree and open up his own bakery in Colorado with one of his friends. Ben loves to spend time in the arts and help with tech at school events.
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