National Geographic : 1944 May
Eddy Gilmore Russians Examine the Grave of Thousands Exhumed and Cremated to Conceal Evidence of aNazi Machine-gun Massacre Overlooked by the enemy, bones, clothes, and documents were found in this ravine near liberated Kiev. Three eyewitnesses told how they had been compelled to build funeral pyres of cemetery stones and oil-soaked wood. Ordered to construct a fresh furnace for which no bodies were available, they feared their own turn had come. Past their guards' blazing guns they fled one midnight.