Ukraine: Holocaust Ground Zero on SBS – Following Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Ukraine suffered some of the most horrific acts of genocide perpetrated during the Second World War.
At one site alone, on the outskirts of Kyiv, almost 34,000 Jews were shot by the Nazis over one weekend in September 1941. Such massacres led to little-known war crimes trials in the Soviet Union, including in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv. This is the story of a bloody chapter in Ukraine’s history – one that continues to cast a long shadow today. It is the story of the beginning of the Holocaust.
Aired on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan 27.
Ukraine: Holocaust Ground Zero on SBS and SBS on Demand – Premiere – Saturday, 27 January at 5.30pm
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