Killing Fields

Trip Start Dec 01, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

We took the subway out from Kiev to a place called Babyn Yar. This was a Nazi execution site during WWII. More than 100,000 people were killed here between 1941 to 1943 and are buried in a covered-in ravine. There are monuments, but they are in the wrong places. There are three monuments in a park across the street from the metro station. The actual site is in the park the metro station is located on, but in the very rear right corner of the park. There is a hanukiah near the site. The actual site was hard for us to find. One must walk a way from the metro station, past a shell of an apartment building, and up a hill. We saw part of the ravine. Most of the ravine was filled in during the soviet era.
After visiting the site, we did some grocery shopping at a store in the metro complex and took the metro back. This is a fairly new metro route and we saw something neat on the way back. On the walls of the subway tunnel they put alot of photo frames, so when the subway goes by at a high rate of speed, the photos turn into a movie. It showed different animals in action like a cheetah running.
We ate dinner at Pizza Uno again. Afterwards Lancie's sweet tooth got the better of her and she bought $14.00 worth of gelato in the underground mall. 
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