In 1941, tens of thousands of Jews and other Ukrainians were herded into the Babi Yar ravine and shot dead. The remembrance and accounting for the war crimes has been mired for years.
Public prosecutors in the German town of Celle have opened an investigation into a former SS man believed to have been involved in a 1944 massacre in France. The SS Panzerdivision of the Hitlerjugend killed 86 people.
German troops murdered more than 30,000 Jews near Kyiv in Ukraine in 1941. Eight elderly men suspected of assisting those units have yet to face any charges in court, according to German public broadcaster ARD.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko was born in Siberia but died in the US state of Oklahoma, where he was a university professor. At the height of his fame, he read poetry in front of tens of thousands inside packed football stadiums.
Ukrainian officials have organized several events to mark the anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacres. Seventy-five years ago, Nazi forces rounded up and shot around 34,000 Jewish residents of Kyiv. David Stern reports.
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