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At the Crossroads of "Memory Wars": Recent Debates on the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Cultures of History Forum . 2018.

On 29 September 2016, at a ceremony dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, which claimed the lives of more than thirty thousand Jews in 1941, a declaration was signed in Kyiv that called for the creation of a Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC). The article discusses the debates on the planned center and its features which followed the announcement. The future center spurred heated debates in Ukraine with various political actors and academics questioning its form and content. The article analyzes these debates within the context of memory politics in Ukraine after 2014.