Babi Yar, Then and Now


On March 1, 2022, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Russian strike against a TV tower in Kyiv killed five people near the site of the World War II massacre. 

“What is the point of saying ‘never again’ for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar?” asked Zelenskyy in an anguished Tweet, using the Ukrainian variant of the name. [From Smithsonian Magazine

This resource compiles two lesson plans about Babi Yar, which educators can use separately or together with the article quoted above to discuss the connections between the Holocaust and the events taking place in Ukraine. 

This resource is only appropriate for older high-school students due to the graphic nature of the events. 



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