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The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos

Dmitry KropivnitskyNews
Yevbaz during the German occupation in 1943
Yevbaz during the German occupation in 1943

The Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv, better known as the Yevbaz, was one of the places where Ukrainian peasants could sell food during the German occupation. The life of this legendary place was documented in 1943 by Wehrmacht soldier Herbert List.

The archival photos were published in the community "Thirst: Interesting Things to Do in Kyiv" on Facebook. Anything could always be bought at this location.

"Occupation. Yevbaz. In 1943, Kyiv was photographed by Wehrmacht soldier Herbert List, a former photographer for Vogue magazine and future member of the Magnum agency. The peasants who came to the city to sell food first took the money, but later asked for various valuables that Kyiv residents had kept at home since pre-revolutionary times in exchange for potatoes and eggs," the post reads.

The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos

Jewish Bazaar is a popular name, officially called Halytskyi Rynok (from Halytska Square), colloquially shortened to Yevbaz. This is a historic area, the former main marketplace of the city for many generations of Kyiv residents. The Jewish market was located at the crossroads of several highways, not far from the train station, and was called Galician in guidebooks, and was known in common parlance as Jewish.

The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos

According to a folk legend, one could buy anything at Yevbaz: from pea pies and a glass of vodka to the Golden Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union and firearms. The market was closed and demolished in the late 1950s.

The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos
The legendary Jewish Bazaar in Kyiv during the German occupation was shown online. Archival photos

In 1870, the Central Railway Station was opened in Kyiv. Its first building was constructed of yellow brick in the Old English Gothic style.

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