Poroshenko: Babyn Yar is a common tragedy of Jewish and Ukrainian peoples

Poroshenko: Babyn Yar is a common tragedy of Jewish and Ukrainian peoples

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has described the Babyn Yar massacre as a common tragedy for the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples and the deepest wound of the Holocaust.

"Babyn Yar is one of the deepest wounds caused by the Holocaust. This is our common tragedy, first and foremost, of the Jewish and Ukrainian peoples. The eternal memory to those innocently killed," the head of state wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.

The first massacre of the unarmed civilian population was conducted by military in the Nazi-occupied Kyiv on September 29-30, 1941. From September 29 to October 11, 1941, the SS forces killed almost all Jews residing in the city - over 50,000 men, women, and children. Almost 34,000 people were killed in the first two days. On October 1, 2, 8 and 11, they shot dead those who did not appear on orders - about 17,000 people.

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