Destroyed traces

CONFLICT: War crimes and the assisting population

Babi Yar is a ravine nearby Kiev. Here on the bottom of a vast pit, a hidden mass grave is placed, where 33771 Jews were executed by the German army, assisted by the local Ukrainian police regiment and auxiliary police. There hasn’t been observed any sign or movement of opposition or resistance against this proceeding in the local population.

This event took place in autumn 1941. It had never been documented officially. Sergei Loznitsa researched different archives to bring materials together to reconstruct a deranging historical fact. He spent his youth nearby and had already planed a fictional film . . .

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