Nazi War Crimes: Babi Yar and the Russian Front
Genocide and Nationalism
This landmark Soviet war film uses captured footage shot by Nazi soldiers to document the sensational murder of over 200,000 Ukranian civilians during world War II. The people at Babi Yar were mostly innocents, trade unionists, Communists, Jews, children, elderly, and women - a people who shared a common soil and a common hatred of fascism. They were gassed, hanged, machine-gunned and killed with buzz saws by the Nazis, who filmed it all and then simply pushed all the bodies in the large Ukranian ravine, Babi Yar. Note: This film was produced by soviet filmmakers under control and supervision of the Soviet government. It is being made available in the United States through an arrangement with The society for cultural Relations, U.S./U.S.S.R. - a non profit group established by the Soviet and American people after World War II. This film may be considered a work of Soviet propaganda.