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Jewish groups slam Estonian mock ad for depicting concentration camp prisoners

Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem calls mock ad in the Eesti Ekspress weekly a ‘perverted attempt at humor at the expense of the Nazis’ millions of victims.’ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLINN, Estonia – Jewish organizations have denounced an Estonian newspaper for publishing a mock ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated prisoners […]

Hundreds gather to mark massive Holocaust pogrom in Russia

(JTA) — More than 1,000 people gathered at Rostov-on-Don, which 70 years ago witnessed the worst Holocaust atrocity in Russia. Wearing arm bands marked with a Star of David, the crowd on Sunday marched to the mass grave of approximately 27,000 people executed by German soldiers near the city in 1942. Most of the victims […]

Владимир Тюнин признан виновным в разжигании национальной вражды

Газета “Коммерсантъ Украина”, №121 (1611), 31.07.2012 Вчера Центральный районный суд Симферополя приговорил главу общественной организации “Координационный совет российских организаций Севастополя и Тавриды” Владимира Тюнина к 2,5 годам лишения свободы с отсрочкой исполнения приговора на один год за разжигание национальной и религиозной вражды. Кроме того, суд обязал его оплатить 11 тыс. грн судебных издержек и запретил […]

Suspended sentence in the Crimea for incitement to racial enmity

BBC Ukraine— July 30, 2012 A Simferopol court has found one of the leaders of the pro-Russian Crimean Cossack Movement, Vladimir Tyunin guilty of deliberately inciting ethnic and religious enmity and handed down a 2.5 year suspended sentence. The proceedings were initiated by a Prosecutor’s Office in Simferopo in February on charges of anti-Islamic and […]

Letter to President Putin on Behalf of Maxim Efimov

Honorable Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation http://eng.letters.kremlin.ru/ Dear Mr. President: The UCSJ would like to direct your attention to the fate of Maxim Efimov a chairman of the Karelian regional branch of the inter-regional youth social charity organization “Youth Human Rights Group (YHRG)” . The Karelian branch of YHRG implements human rights protection programs […]

Notoriously Antisemitic “Blood Libel” in the News of the Leading Russian State Channel

The UCSJ presents here the analytical information from our Ukrainian expert Vyacheslav Likhachev and expresses strong indignation at public verbalization of notorious antisemitic “Blood libel” made by ROC Patriarch Kirill. We are also surprised by the very mild response of FJCR and an absence of protest voices from other Russian Jewish organizations.   Larry Lerner, […]

Вандалы осквернили памятник жертвам гитлеризма

1 июля был осквернен Мемориал «Помним ради будущего» жертвам геноцида – мирным жителям Новомосковского района, расстрелянным фашистами в 1941-43 гг.», расположенный в г.Новомосковск Днепропетровской области.  Неизвестные вандалы нанесли на монумент различные изображения, в том числе нацистскую свастику и ее модификации[1]. По факту преступления Новомосковский городской отдел милиции возбудил уголовное дело по статье «хулиганство» (ч.3 ст.296 […]

Moldovan Jews struggle to maintain their historic community amid poverty, anti-Semitism

CHISINAU, Moldova (JTA) — To tour the largely empty Jewish communities of Moldova and its capital, Chisinau — once known by Jews the world over as Kishinev — is not to wonder where did all the Jews go but why there are any remaining. Overgrown cemeteries are all that remain of most outlying shtetls and […]