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The Riddle Of Babi Yar

The Riddle Of Babi Yar [Kindle Edition]

Ziama Trubakov , Reyzl Yitkin
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His name was Ziama – a beautiful Jewish name which he had to change to Russian ‘Zakhar’ in order to conceal his origins. When all Jews were ordered to appear at a gathering point, he didn’t go and persuaded others not to go either. Pretending to be a collaborator for the occupation authorities, he kept on saving lives. He rode his bike to nearby villages to barter goods for his family, at the same time trying to get in touch with partisan units. Like a true ‘blade runner’, he always had a narrow escape until a traitor denounced him. Even then, in the concentration camp, forced to exhume and burn the corpses of those massacred in the first months of the occupation, he didn’t think of death – he thought of freedom. And he led others with him - out from the camp, towards life and a happy future – just a day before their scheduled execution. In the night streets of Kiev, hiding from patrols, they made their way home, to reunite with their families.
A dreamlike story, but a true one.
Some say, Ziama never existed and the story is a fiction. To contradict this statement and to prove the authenticity of the described events, I found transcripts of the KGB interrogations of the witnesses and of those guilty of the crimes committed in Babi Yar, Kiev, in 1941-1943.
This is the truth the world needs to know. The further in time we are from the Holocaust, the more denial and more lies we encounter.
So that no Jew would ever have to hide under a Gentile name, so that no Jew would ever have his life threatened for the mere fact that he is a Jew – read and spread Ziama’s message to the world. And if the worst happens and History repeats itself – let Ziama’s heroism be an example to all of us how to fight back and not allow anything to destroy us.
Here at last, after 70 years, the final truth about Babi Yar.

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  • Print Length: 292 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Please read this comment before you buy 31 Jan 2014
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Not a pleasant book to read ... not an easy book to read ... not a particularly well written book. It is one man's detailed first hand memories of the cruelty and the brutal atrocities carried out by Nazis at Babi Yar, Kiev, during the German occupation of that city in WW2. It tells of the uncivilised programme of mass killing which took place there and using slave labour, the efforts to burn and destroy the remains of over one hundred thousand people, before the Red Army returned. The author, a Jew, who was a prisoner in the camp records his story for history, afraid that without his testimony no-one could imagine the horror of Babi Yar.
If you have a tender disposition or dislike unpleasant stories, do not read this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A VERY HARROWING PIECE OF LITERATURE 26 Feb 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars "NEVER AGAIN!" 3 Jun 2014
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Among the multitude of books written about The Holocaust, this account by Ziama Trubakov, must rank as one of the most moving and the most painful. The author must be warmly congratulated on his recall of those dreadful events whose very existence has been called into doubt by some persons.
He writes in a simple, clear style, peppered with touches of humour in moments of nigh incredible squalor,disease and sheer evil in (?) human form.
I cannot recommend this book too highly, another brick in the wall of memory.
David Radcliffe
Retired Teacher,
Southport G.B.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Horrorific 3 Jun 2014
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From beginning to end the total lack of feelings by the Germans towards Russians @ Russian Jews
Is mindblowing awful
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 8 May 2014
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I don't think this writer needs to worry about these new and young up and coming writers that write rubbish, we always have to have good and bad people in the world and we all know who they are. This was a great read as usual from a very sad time, I hope this writer lives to 120
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