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Бабий яр Роман документ One of the greatest crimes in History made into an eternal document through masterful techniue blending personal experience reportage survivor testimonies and so on May such books never have to be writtenHolodomor a poem1The paleness of the starvedreached incandescenceIn a cauldron a ten year old handIn Moscow the wife kills herselfand the sky is painted in bands of redHe does think he doeswhether an idea can be pyrhhic'What does this country need comrades?'Comrades this country needs sacrifice'2Images in search resultspale starvation incandescenceKuznetsov talked of a cauldronwith a ten year old hand inside We know the wife had killed herselfWe can picture the sky painted in bands of redWe don't know if he ever ceased to doever paused ever thought about it allToday Žižek likes talking about his stylehis habit of taking both sides of a catechism'What does this country need comrades?'Comrades this country needs 'Also his pleasure in forcing credulity in the incrediblelike the story of the dozen partridgeswho wouldn't move till the dictator could return after picking his forgotten bullets3Kuznetsov talked of a cauldron with a ten year old hand It could have been a twelve year old hand When Kuznetsov talked of a cauldron with a ten year old hand he was paraphrasing his Bolshevik father's experience as an enforcer and witness Kuznetsov talked of a cauldron with a ten year old hand in his book 'Babi Yar' Babi Yar is a ravine near the city of Kiev Babi Yar is a ravine near the city of Kiev where thirty three thousand seven hundred and seventy one people were shot dead in two days by the Nazis The cauldron with the ten year old hand the Holodomor came before before Babi Yar More than five million perished in Holodomor There is something in the names of catastrophes A riveting account of Nazi occupied Kiev during WW2 and the Jewish massacre that occurred there Although Ukraine is my ancestral country I never knew about this horrific event until I read this book Most books I have read about the Holocaust focus on the concentrationdeath camps west of Ukraine Highly recommend this book This book is brilliant by far a top tier Holocaust book and World War II book in general The author was a boy of twelve when the Nazi occupation of Kiev began and began recording his experiences then; these jottings were part of the basis for this book which is both a memoir and a documentary nonfictionAlthough the story centers around the September 1941 mass murder of some 33000 Jews at Babi Yar a ravine outside Kiev that's not all this story is Kuznetsov's writing encompasses far than that and you really get a feel of what life must be like in a war ravaged city His description of the destruction of the Kreshchatik the oldest and most beautiful section of Kiev made me think of how New York City must have been like after 9 11 except the Kreshchatik bombings were a lot worse In his list of the number of times I should have been shot Kuznetsov shows that all the inhabitants of Kiev not just the Jews or soldiers or political activists or partisans but EVERYONE had to risk their lives every day and how many lost their lives simply by being there He includes printings of actual primary source documents such as memos reports handbills etc from this time period as well as his own writingsMost intriguingly Babi Yar was initially published in Russia during the 1960s I'm surprised it was published at all as it was very critical of the Soviet regime In any case the Soviet censors redacted large parts of it When Kuznetsov defected to England he took the original manuscript with him on microfilm and added parts to it before publishing it in full in the West The original Soviet text is in regular type the parts the Soviet censors cut out are in boldface and the parts Kuznetsov added after his arrival in England are in brackets It's interesting to see what was taken out and what was allowed they made some surprising choicesI really cannot recommend this book highly enough for Holocaust scholars and World War II scholars alike Babi Yar is a monumental book For those who have never heard the name before it refers to a natural landmark ravine in the Ukraine which in World War Two was the  location of a brutal execution site In the most notorious of its purges during just two days in 1941 over 33000 Jews were killed by the occupying Nazi forces and local police collaborators For nearby towns the sound of gunfire became a daily soundtrack The author of this documentary work was a boy at the time of the executions one of the impoverished villagers living close by He escaped death many times sometimes as he points out through sheer luck One of the most incredible things about Babi Yar that makes it so significant in the genre of historical writing is that Kuznetsov escaping the Soviet Union in the 60s indicates which sections of his formerly published text had been previously redacted The supposedly critical anti Stalinist anti Russian elements that were censored at the time give a disturbing and at times incredibly surreal insight into a political system that denied so much of the agony and trauma that had occurred The site where hundreds of thousands of people were murdered was later paved over literallyThere are many remarkable moments in the book but one in particularly which struck me was one point where Kuznetsov breaks the barrier and speaks to the reader A reminder Well so you are reading these stories In some cases perhaps you have just skimmed through unmoved I must keep on reminding you IT ALL HAPPENED And it made me go back and do justice to the places where my attention had waned where atrocity after atrocity had begun to grow familiar Found this while snooping around in my dad's closet when I was about thirteen Could have come upon something worse I guess Something less appropriate for a girl of my age I read it and returned it and my dad was none the wiser I on the other hand was a changed person Wow this book is insane Very well written I am surprised it hasn't been reprinted since the 1970s It's about the Nazi invasion into Kiev and their 2 year takeover of the city Babi Yar was a ravine near the city where 70000 Jews were murdered and 100s of thousands other people as well The Nazis tried to cover it up by burning everything then the Soviet Union tried to cover it up by building a dam over it The author is a 12 year old boy when the Nazis invade The writing is very thorough and easy to follow It was first published in the Soviet union in 1966 but they censored half of the book when Kuznetsov came to the US the book was reprinted in 1969 with the things the Soviets took out in bold and adding his additions to the book in brackets I think this is a little distracting and it would be nice to reprint the book now especially since it is out of print I am surprised it is not better known This is a must read for everyone Kuznetsov says he wrote the book to try to understand Babi Yar but came no closer to understanding the Nazis after he finished the book at least we can hopefully learn something from historyhttpwwwberdichevorgbabiyarhtm Suddenly we realized we were walking on human ashes Always a good sentence to read The book gets very dark very uickly Definitely a page turner I'd recommend it highly justmake yourself a cup of tea or something afterwards Staggering mind numbing book showing the limitlessness of the human beast savagery; how ideology and propaganda turn people into blood craving zombies massacring en masse totally innocent people just on the basis of their nationality The book is very well written and does not leave its grip on you not for a single moment Babi Yar A Document in the Form of a Novel is an internationally acclaimed documentary novel by Anatoly Kuznetsov about the Babi Yar massacre The two day murder of 33771 Jewish civilians on September 29 30 1941 in the Kiev ravine was one of the largest single mass killings of the HolocaustThe novel begins as follows Everything in this book is true When I recounted episodes of this story to different people they all said I had to write the book The word ‘document’ in the subtitle of this novel means that I have provided only actual facts and documents without the slightest literary conjecture as to how things could or must have happened Based on the author's own memories and on firsthand accounts of survivors Babi Yar is an important vital reminder of the mind boggling scope efficiency and cold bloodedness of the Holocaust Less dramatically but eually important it is a reminder of how deeply the war crushed down on even the most harmless of noncombatants The author was a boy of 12 when German troops occupied Kiev During the two years of occupation he and his family starved hid and literally dodged bullets The author estimates that accounting for death by massacre starvation disease and forced relocation the death rate during the occupation was nearly 1 in 2 The impact of the horror on the surviving population doesn't need overstatement It does make one think of the deep difference in the understanding of this still recent history between Europeans and Americans In the American cultural mind the war years are seen as having been despite some hardship and fear kind of a nice time While there's no doubt that the men who fought endured deep trauma the home front remained safe women enjoyed unprecedented autonomy children ran around loosely supervised and the economy was rejuvenated by the war effort Any American who was 12 in 1941 may be temped to paint their adolescence with warm nostalgia in fact here nostalgia for the 1940's is almost a collective fetish Meanwhile Europeans watched everything they knew and loved razed to the ground trying to somehow live their lives surrounded by air raids marching troops and constant senseless death Their 'nostalgia' is deep inter generational trauma perpetrators' shame and survivors' guilt

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