8 Tishrei

Thursday, 8 Tishrei, is the 70th yahrtzeit of one of the first massacres in the Holocaust. It occurred in Kiev, Ukraine, in a location called the Babi Yar ravine, where 33,771 Jews were slaughtered on the 8th and 9th of Tishrei in 1941 (5702). It is important to remember this tragedy which heralded the beginning of the ‘Final Solution’ of the Nazis ימח שמם. Wikipedia says that “the massacre would be the largest single mass killing for which the Nazi regime and its collaborators were responsible during its campaign against the Soviet Union and is considered to be ‘the largest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust.'”

You can read more about this tragedy at the following link:

The 10th of Tishrei of that year was also significant, as it was the date of the opening of the first of the death camps, Majdanek.

May we see the avenging of the blood of those martyrs soon.


  1. Anonymous on October 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

    agreed ,,, its not us its them . May Hashem reveal mashiach because of the martyrs speedily as ramchal explains in great depth in his maimerime on geulah . Arent these the times ari weve waited for since akiva and rome ?

  2. Ari Goldwag on October 6, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Oh, it certainly is us, my friend. It is all of us. It is not just them. As long as we believe the problem is not with us, we make a grave mistake. It is us, but they went to far, were too excited to do Hashem's bidding. There will be vengeance, and they will receive their due. The Jewish people have already received what is due to them.

  3. michael on October 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    See I heard 2009 was supposed to be a pivotal year 1939+70 ,since the holocaust started in that year, but this is interesting also, I wasnt familiar with this massacre.

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