Russian missiles surround Babyn Yar
The target of the air strike carried out on 1 March was a telecommunications tower outside Kyiv. At least five people died and another five were injured. Ruslan Kavatsiuk of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center informed The New York Times that the site was not directly hit, but that there was damage on a building that the center plans to use as a museum in the future. The BYHMC issued a public condemnation of Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
In the ravine of Babyn Yar, thousands of Jews were murdered by the Nazis during the World War II. The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center features a complex of museums programmed for completion in 2026. In 2021, in time with the 80th anniversary of the massacre, it dedicated a synagogue designed by Manuel Herz and the art installation Crystal Wall of Crying by Marina Abramović.