Victory Day and Darnitsa Concentration Camp

Monday, May 9, 2016

It was May 9th, Victory Day. The day WWII officially ended, a holiday in this part of the world.
I didnt have much going on today so I decided to go see Partisan Park here in Kiev. Its a huge park dedicated just after the war to all of the partisan fighters in Ukraine. The park is near the location of the Darnitsa Concentration Camp.
The park was all set up for visitors today, especially children,
I walked around the park looking at everything and stumbled upon this church.
After that I decided to sit down and listen to the small concert they had going on. It was mostly old Soviet songs from the war, or about the war.
After that I went to walk to a monument to the Darnitsa Camp. On the walk I found this interesting restaurant.
Its called On The Side. They build this building to look like a house that had been pushed over on its side.
I didnt eat there but its on my list to go back to
Finally after 30 minutes of walking I found what I was looking for.
This is the monument between 60,000 and 70,000 people were killed at Darnitsa. Today it is a bustling area with apartment complexes.