Nowadays there is a memorial park at this place with several structures which serve as reminders about the events happened at the site during Nazi occupation. The first monument you can see approaching to the entrance of the park is the monument to Olena Teliga, famous Ukrainian poet was killed by Nazis during time of German occupation of Kyiv. The monument was installed in February, 2017.
The next statue you see as you explore the site, is the monument to Soviet soldiers and officers killed at Babi Yar. Due to political reasons, Soviets did not disclose the information on mass executions of Jews in Babi Yar, so the information on Holocaust during Soviet times was not easily available (Vinogradov, 2016). Established in 1976, this historical marker does not project any national or cultural differentiation but rather represents "official" loss recognized by established civic entity. The front portion of the statue projects young, strong men ready to defend their Motherland and a woman in a grief, who can be seen as symbol of broken motherhood.
The rare perspective of the monument represents naked bodies of young men in different postures, symbolizing the sufferings and burden Soviet people had to carry during time of war. As Sanford Levinson mentioned earlier about the moment that can be "written in stone" (Nicoletti, 2008), this monument, however, projects not just the moment, but the whole life of the country at the times of Second World II. This massive monument is deeply contextual and emotional. Made in the traditions of classic Soviet architectural monumentalism, it looks dynamic and diverse as human memory and experience depicted by it. Made of granite, the human crowd looks falling down from its pedestal under the pressure of Nazi occupation. For those, who are aware of Jewish massacre, naked bodies certainly attach additional symbolic value to this marker.
Next monument will touch everybody’s feelings. “Kids and broken forever toys”, this statue composed of bronze personifies little girl with stretched hands. She looks forward as if being in despair and searching for mom. the girl is surrounded by broken toys.
According to the history, up to 150 000 Jewish people were killed in Babi Yar. That number does not include kids under 3 years old, whom nobody registered. Nazis often grudged for bullets for children and killed them with sticks or buried alive. Very few kids survived that tragedy. The monument was installed in 2001
Pictures of Menorah from different times show that at some point the monument was surrounded by black metal chain on posts, which served as a fence to protect this symbol of Jewish tragedy from further vandalism. Keeping in mind that human attitude is diverse and mutative explains the possibility of changes in design or structure of the monuments (Nicoletti, 2008). The metamorphosis with Menorah monument add to the conversation that Jewish drama did not finish in 1943 but have been continued years ahead.