Babyn Yar: Past, Present, Future
Published by Spector Books.
Edited with text by Nick Axel, Nicholas Korody.
A multidisciplinary history of Ukraine’s “Holocaust by bullets,” with new research, archival materials and responses by artists
This substantial volume provides an overview of the efforts made by the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center since its founding in 2016 to document, study, disseminate, commemorate and preserve the history of Babyn Yar. It was here, in a ravine near Kyiv, that in September 1941 occupying Nazi forces shot 33,771 Jews in the “Holocaust by bullets,” followed over the next two years by the murder there of nearly 70,000 more people. Babyn Yar: Past, Present, Future includes a historical overview of these events, the Holocaust in Ukraine and the ravine itself. It also showcases archival imagery, contemporary photographs of the site, groundbreaking research produced by the Center for Spatial Technologies, and artistic and architectural interventions by Marina Abramovic, Maksym Demydenko and Denis Shibanov, Manuel Herz, Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, Anna Kamyshan, Oleh Shovenko and others.