Hope's Journey

Hope's Journey

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Still waiting on Nadia's passport

We expect to receive Nadia's passport on Thursday 10/8.  She will receive medical clearance and then on to the US Embassy for her visa on Friday.  Should everything go as planned, we can possibly leave this weekend and be back home on Monday.  Here are a few more pics of our time in Kiev.

McDonalds in Kiev very popular place! Have not tried it yet but was told a burger is only .50 cents.

Babyn Yar
September 29 1941 Nazi troops rounded up Kiev's 34,000 Jewish population, marched them to the Babyn Yar ravine and massacred them all in the following 48 hours.  Thousands more were killed here when it was turned into a concentration camp.  Above is a huge Soviet Holocaust memorial created in 1976.  This is amazing to see.

Another memorial in this area. We have learned so much about the history of Ukraine that is filled with much pain and loss.

Nadia enjoying the city for the very first time in her life! She loved riding the metro especially the escalator that goes way underground to catch the trains.

Another monument created in 2001 to commemorate the Jewish children who perished at Babyn Yar.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! Nadia is beautiful! I have daughters her age-- and they are wonderful!