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.