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With the invasion by the German Wehrmacht into the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, a new stage of the Holocaust began—mass execution by bullets. Documentary film “The Road to Babi Yar” (Israel, 2018) presents events of the first 100 days of the occupation of Soviet Ukraine, as well as the evolution of the mass murder system at hundreds of killing sites symbolized by Babi Yar. Conversations with historians such as Timothy Snyder, eyewitnesses, and Jewish survivors help recreate a comprehensive picture of the fate of the 1.5 million Jews of Ukraine who died in the Shoah.

This film will be subtitled in English.

Speakers:

Boris Maftsir, Israeli documentary filmmaker

Izabella Tabarovsky, Senior Associate, Kennan Institute