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In a Ukraine forest, terrible events of 75 years ago given resonance by handful of survivors

On VE day, Jews and Christians gather near Uman to unveil a monument to 1,000 Jewish children murdered by the Nazis By Sue Surkes May 9, 2017 Ukrainian schoolchildren recite poetry at the unveiling of a memorial to 1,000 Jewish children massacred by the Nazis in a forest in Uman in 1942. May 8, 2017. […]

Holocaust memorial vandalized in western Ukraine

March 27, 2017 (JTA) — Nazi symbols were spray-painted on a monument to Holocaust victims in Ukraine that was erected near their mass graves. The letter X was painted on the Star of David emblazoned on the monument near the western city of Ternopil. A swastika was drawn on the Hebrew-language section of the monument […]

Ukraine’s leader in the fight against Jew-hate bends Holocaust history

Borys Zakharchuk has been appointed by Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry as its first Special Representative for preventing and combating antisemitism, racism and xenophobia. Babyn Yar Memorial Complex in Kyiv. (Photo by Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Last week, a statue went up in Kiev. Such an occurrence would not normally be worth noting but, in this […]

It’s Chabad vs. Lithuanian Jews in Fight Over Holocaust Funds

Paul Berger Holocaust restitution money is supposed to heal wounds. But the Lithuanian government’s payment of $40 million to the country’s small Jewish community has reopened a decades-long dispute between Lithuania’s Jewish leadership and a Chabad rabbi from Boston. Arguments over the money have swelled into a debate about who better represents Lithuanian Jewry — […]

Graves of Holocaust victims looted, desecrated across Ukraine

Looters dig up mass graves of Holocaust victims, desecrate remains in search for gold teeth and jewelry.   Arutz Sheva Staff   Marker of Jewish grave desecrated by looters Press release The remains of Jews murdered during the Holocaust have become the target of grave robbers across the Ukraine, say local Jews, who claim the […]

At Babi Yar Memorial, a Tenor of Somber Acknowledgement

As ceremonies in Kiev commemorating the victims of the Babi Yar massacre draw to a close, a number of speeches by Ukrainian dignitaries have brought the atrocity into a clear, historical focus By Vladislav Davidzon September 30, 2016 Though the Babi Yar 75th anniversary commemoration events in Kiev are slated to continue for at least […]

When will Lithuania’s government face the truth about the Holocaust?

By Efraim Zuroff September 29, 2016 A child in Lithuania marking the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust at a ceremony in Veliucionys, on the outskirts of Vilna, one of the most neglected of the 227 mass graves of Holocaust victims in the country, Sept. 23, 2016. (Daiva Šniukaite) (JTA) — Residents of Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania’s […]

Rivlin addresses Ukraine Parliament 75 years after Babi Yar

President Rivlin: ‘We must not play a part in the sin of forgetting or denial. Leaders who support anti-Semitic ideas won’t be welcomed.’ Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/09/16   President Rivlin inspects honor guard in Ukraine Photo: Haim Zach / GPO President Reuven Rivlin today (Tuesday) addressed a special plenary of the Ukrainian Parliament marking 75 […]

Jewish Holocaust victims were neighbors and fellow citizens

The project is based on the fact that there are 227 Holocaust mass murder sites in Lithuania scattered all across the country. Lithuania skyline. (photo credit:REUTERS) I had never heard of Veliucionys, a small village on the outskirts of Vilna (Vilnius) before Lithuanian author Ruta Vanagaite and I set out in the summer of 2015 […]

Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre

“There is no Ukrainian history without Jewish history.” Ludmila Pynikh, 77, grieves during a mourning ceremony at Babi Yar in Kiev [File]. (photo credit:REUTERS) KIEV – “If you force Jewish history out of Ukrainian history, then there is no Ukrainian history that makes any sense,” prominent Holocaust scholar Prof. Timothy Snyder said on Monday at […]