Between 1941 and 1942, this ravine was scene of the mass execution of about 30,000 persons (mainly local Jews) by the Germans.
The execution range today:
A memorial complex for the Holocaust victims is currently standing here. A path leads from a black Jewish menorah to the white main memorial symbolizing a synagogue with the Ten Commandments between its columns; most notably: "Do not murder". Beneath the main memorial is an underground memorial place lighted by candles. The names of 4,300 victims of Drobytsky Yar can be read on the walls here.
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