Babi Yar Massacre – 71 Years Ago Yesterday – Shostakovich & Yevtushenko

Edmonton, AB, 1 October 2012

I’m writing a section on Shostakovich—the symphonies and string quartets—for Reaching Batavia. And of course that returns me to the thirteenth symphony. Yesterday was the 71st anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, two days in which over 33,000 Jews were murdered by the Nazis.

 

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