A Headstone for Anatoly Kuznetsov

by Martin Bright in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

A Headstone for Anatoly Kuznetsov
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On 19th August 2022 we successfully raised £1,441 with 54 supporters in 47 days

To raise a headstone on the unmarked grave of Soviet dissident Anatoly Kuznetsov, the author of Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel.

by Martin Bright in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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The more we raise, the more we will be able to pay a Ukrainian artist to design the headstone. 

Anatoly Kuznetsov is the author of Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel. His memoir is a masterpiece of Ukrainian literature and a testament to the 30,000 Jews massacred at Babyn Yar, Kyiv in September 1941. Kuznetsov is buried in Highgate Cemetery, two plots up fron Sir Ralph Richardson and just across from Patrick Caulfield and deserves to be just as celebrated. He defected to the UK in 1969 after finally losing faith in the Soviet Union after the invasion of Czechoslovakia. Pilgrims to the monument to Karl Marx walk past this anonymous plot every day without realising that they are passing the last resting place of one of the most eloquent witnesses to the horrific human cost of totalitarian ideology.

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