Sunday, 8 August 2010
German Citizens Take Part In Ukraine Apology
KIEV, Ukraine -- Around 200 Germans have arrived in the Ukrainian capital to take part in actions aimed at apologising for the Nazis’ crimes in the World War II.
A mourning procession from the German city of Tubingen walked along the so-called “death road” to the monument near Babi Yar ravine in Kiev, the site of one of the most horrific chapters of the Holocaust.
Processions by German people were held in 15 other cities in Ukraine yesterday.
More than 33,700 Jews were shot at the ravine over 48 hours beginning on September 29, 1941.
In the ensuing months, the ravine was filled with some 100,000 bodies, including non-Jews.
One of the march participants, Anke Krueger, said: “I am a representative of a new generation that cannot keep silence anymore.”