Visit Lvivska square in the upper Kiev, the site of the Jewish gate and learn about life of the Jewish in the medieval Kiev. Follow the way from Lukyanovka area to Baby Yar ravine. Visit bronze monument to victims of the holocaust. This monument was built in 1976 just after President Nixons (37th President of USA) visited Baby Yar.
Soviet-time monument at Baby Yar is made of 11 sculptures. Especially moving are two of them a mother with her baby at herbreast while her hands are tied up it symbolises Ukraine enslaved by Nazis and a granddaughter mourning over her dead grandfather.
Other monuments at Baby Yar are more recent. They are Menorah (1991y.) and childrens monument (2001y.). The bronze Menorah depicts Abraham and Jsaak and human procession. Its inauguration ceremony was attended by President Bushs brother in 1991. Childrens monument is built to remember 15 thousand children and babies killed by Nazis in Baby Yar at time WWII.
Next visit Podil (lower Kiev) where Jews had lived in olden clays and its Synagogue - late 19th century. Aristocratic Lipki area has a few lovely mansions built by wealthy Jews just next to the tsars palace. Now these mansions are used mostly by Ukrainian authorities.
Finally visit choral Brodsky Synagogue (1898) and adjacent area. Golda Meir and Sholom Aleichem once lived here. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israelon March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Visit Solom Aleichem museum to learn about his Ukrainian birthplace in Pereyaslav and members of his family. Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, better known under his pen nameSholem Aleichem (March 2[O.S.February 18]1859 May 13, 1916), was a leading Yiddishauthor and playwright. See Golda Meir memorial plague and Solom Aleichem statue. Also visit Bessarabsky roofed market (1911) built on Brodskus money.
Holocaust history and Baby Yar tragedy are presented in the World War II just three showcases.
To see objects of Jewish worship silver. Torahs crowns, shields, pointers, e.t.c. (18-19th centuries ) visit Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine.