With the announcement of the order [to assemble for the deportation] in Kiev, nine out of ten had not heard a thing about the cruel acts of the Fascists towards the Jews. Until the war actually began, the Soviet newspapers only praised Hitler – the best friend of the Soviet Union, and announced nothing about the situation of the Jews in Germany and Poland.

Anatoly Kuznetsov, Babi Yar, Tel Aviv 1971, S. 77

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