CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 30, 1976
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(Studio) USSR Jews in Kiev mark anniversary of Nazi massacre of Jews in 1941. New monument and surviving Jews become USSR controversy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Babii Yar, USSR ) Massacre recalled. Film and photos shown. Nazi troops and Ukrainian helpers perpetrated massacre at Old Woman's Ravine or Babii Yar. 200,000 massacred; 1/2 Jews. Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko wrote poem about event. July 2, 1976, film shown of new monument, erected after years of neglect. Monument shown. Critics charge USSR deliberately ignored Jewish sacrifices during World War II. Statue faces not Jewish; nor are Jews noted on memorial plaque, or mentioned by tour guides. Yevgeny Yevtushenko poem said criticized for over concern with Jews. Poem quoted; "silent scream" noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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