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Documents in the book[edit]

The terrible documents written by murderous Germans who acted in Babi Yar can be written in the book “The good old days” by Ernst Klee and others.

bullet archaeology[edit]

I read that a Christian priest started a project of searching for bullets, since the Germans had a policy of 1 bullet per Jew, and so was able to determine in various small and unrecorded locations throughout Poland where and how many Jews were murdered. Has anything like this been done or planned in Babi Yar? פשוט pashute ♫ (talk) 19:29, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move 29 September 2023[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 00:54, 7 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Babi YarBabyn Yar – Babyn Yar is located in Ukraine, a country which in recent years and for obvious reasons has consistently sought to prioritize the use of Ukrainian for place names, rather than Russian. I note that Babyn Yar is located near Kyiv, and that Kyiv is the primary name for that page, not Kiev, which is a redirect. I therefore respectfully ask that this page be renamed to Babyn Yar, and Babi Yar be turned into a redirect. TallNapoleon (talk) 23:56, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I second this request.
Even if in the context of centuries of russification policies from Moscow people have become accustomed to not see entire countries and cultures colonized, bad practice does not turn into good practice. Wikipedia can honor politically independent states and not call places after occupyiers and colonialists, especially when political realities have long changed. Ukrainian is an independent country for over 30 years and the official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian. I also request to name the place in Ukrainian and place a redirect for those who are lost in the past. JPGather (talk) 11:55, 4 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

:Why do we have to acquiesce to the revisionism of Ukrainian nationalists - especially on articles such as this?!

Kiev is the long established English spelling; using it is no more partisan than calling Moscow Moscow.
The traditional English spelling and pronunciation sound nothing like the Russian or Ukrainian pronunciations.
Ironically, the new, affected pronunciation of "Keev" is more similar to the Russian than the Ukrainian anyway!
Pathetic and dishonourable. (talk) 11:48, 30 September 2023 (UTC) Strike as off topic (Kiev is a different article). RegentsPark (comment) 00:02, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oppose per WP:COMMONNAME. Ngram data shows that "Babi Yar" is more widely used in sources. Looking at the references listed in the article, it seems the majority of them use this transliteration. — MaterialWorks 17:42, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


I added this part in the article[1] but I think a new section is needed. Maybe "Legacy" or "Controversies"? Mhorg (talk) 16:21, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

He doesn't appear to have been directly involved with the Babi Yar massacre, other than praising it in the press after the fact. I don't think a "Legacy" section would be a good fit for this. However, if there were a section about contemporary views about the massacre, then Samchuk's statement could possibly be included there with an adjective clause mentioning that a street was later named after him. —CurryTime7-24 (talk) 16:36, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You are right. I'm moving the text to the Samchuk article for now. Mhorg (talk) 17:18, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bobby Orr[edit]

Could we get a disambig or a hat note or w/e to distinguish these pls?!

I ended up here searching "Stanley Cup"!! 2601:19C:527F:7890:51D9:AAB7:D59A:68CC (talk) 22:07, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]