Exact Location of Babi Yar Killing Field Pinpointed After 79 Years


Over 36 hours in September 1941, German Nazis killed more than 33,000 men, women, and children at a ravine outside the town of Kiev in what became known as one of the worst atrocities of World War Two.

Now, nearly eight decades later, an English researcher has determined the exact location of the slaughter at Babi Yar.

Today, the area is covered over by apartment buildings and roads, but by way of photographs and modern mapping techniques, Martin Dean has found the ravine where innocent victims were shot into a huge pit, reports the Times of Israel.

“I believe my work goes considerably beyond the previous understanding of historians that have worked on this topic,” said Dean in an interview with The Times of Israel.

“In the end, I conducted around nine months of careful research and wrote more than 30 detailed reports, each analyzing a specific location or aspect of the mass shooting, trying to highlight any new information discovered or significant conclusions that we had reached,” said Dean.

Dean's work was funded by Russian-Jewish philanthropists who plan to build a memorial at the site.

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