Musical Evening: 70th Anniversary of Babi Yar

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6:00pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15/$12 for RCC Members

Babi Yar is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of a series of massacres carried out by the Nazis during their campaign against the Soviet Union. The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place on September 29–30, 1941, wherein 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation. Other victims included thousands of Soviet POWs, communists, Gypsies (Romani people), Ukrainian nationalists and civilian hostages. It is estimated that between 100,000 and 150,000 more lives were taken at Babi Yar.


  • Movie Screening “Yellow Stars”  (Language: Russian with English subtitles)
  • The performers are highly accomplished and present Schwartz’s music with warmth, rhythmic tautness and bite.
  • Performance by Vadim Tunitsky (cantor at Temple Emanu-El) and Yanina Didykh(accompanist)
  • Short screening of Eugene Evtushenko, reading his poem “Babi Yar”

Please, purchase tickets in advance as seating is limited.

Community screening with distributors’ permission.

For more information, call 713-395-3301 or e-mail

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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