Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2021

In Osteuropa 1-2/2021

A witness testifies in the country of the perpetrators
Dina Pronicheva at the Callsen trial

Karel C. Berkhoff

Deutsche Fassung


Dina Pronicheva was one of the few survivors of the massacre at Babi Yar in September 1941. In April 1968, she gave her testimony before the Darmstadt Federal State Court at the trial of Kuno Friedrich Callsen and nine other former members of the Sonderkommando no. 4a, who were accused of committing murder and of being an accessory to murder. Dina Pronicheva’s statement is a key historical document with regard to the atrocity that occurred at Babi Yar.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2021, pp. 41–46)