Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Watch Live Program: Holocaust by Bullets: The Early Collaboration to Wipe Out Europe’s Jews


A grainy photo captures a cold-blooded murder in action. Men in uniform shoot a woman and two children for the “crime” of being Jewish. This rare photographic evidence shows how Jewish families were brutally murdered—often with local cooperation—during Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. As many as two million Jews were killed with bullets and at associated massacres across former Soviet territory.

Request a reminder to learn more on the 80th anniversary of one of the largest of these mass shootings, at the Babi Yar (Babyn Yar) ravine northwest of Kiev, where close to 34,000 Jewish men, women, and children were gunned down in two days.


Thursday, September 30, 9:30 a.m. ET
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Facebook page




Dr. Wendy Lower, Author, The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph A Holocaust Massacre Revealed and John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at and join in the conversation.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s  Facebook and YouTube pages.

Photo: German officials and Ukrainian militia shooting a Jewish family, Miropol, Ukraine, October 13, 1941. Security Services Archive, Historical Collection of the State Security Service (StB) Prague, archival no. H-770-3


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