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Ukraine's March of Life


A group of German descendants of Nazi soliders held a ceremony in Ukraine where many Jews were executed during World War Two.

In September 1941, German troops rounded up 34,000 Jews and put them to death at the Babiy Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kiev.

The March of Life aims to encourage reconciliation between Jews and Nazi descendants. It was first held in 2004.

The Babiy Yar was a permanent camp used to execute Jews and other Ukrainians.

Around 1.6 million Jews were killed in Ukraine during World War Two.

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