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Kuchma Commemorates Massacre Of Jews

29 September 2004 -- Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma today placed a wreath at a monument to the tens of thousands of Jews who were massacred at Babi Yar, near Kyiv, during World War II.

Also attending the ceremony was Deputy Prime Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk and Kyiv Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko.

The monument commemorates the mass killings of Jews that began around 29 September 1941. In the first days of the massacres, an estimated 34,000 Jews were killed and their bodies dumped in the Babi Yar ravine. Over the next two years, tens of thousands of other victims were murdered at the site.


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