The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from Classrooms Without Borders:
Program: “The Road to Babi Yar” Post Film Discussion with Avi Ben-Hur and Boris Maftsir film maker”
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Platform: This program will take place online.
Please note, registration is required. Please click here to register.
“The Road to Babi Yar” is the newest film of the documentary project by Boris Maftsir, about the Shoah of the Jews of the Soviet Union. With the invasion of Germany into the territory of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, a new stage in the history of the Shoah began, characterized by the massacres of Jews, exemplified in the Ukraine.
“The road to Babi Yar” shows the events of the first 100 days of the occupation of Ukraine, during which the Nazis, with the participation of local residents, began killing Jews directly in their places of residence, as well as the evolution of the mass murder system in hundreds of killing sites, symbolized by Babi Yar.
Conversations with historians, local residents – eyewitnesses to those events and Jewish survivors of the Shoah, presented in the film, allow us to recreate a comprehensive and painful picture of the fate of the Jews of Ukraine during the Shoah.