Unknown vandals desecrated the monument to Holocaust victims in the Ukrainian city of Ternopil, located in the vicinity of lions, namalva the swastika and other Nazi symbols.
About this scandalous incident, which occurred in the beginning of this month, sooschil on his page in the social network Facebook Eduard Dolinsky, the head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee.
«3 February 2018 in Ternopil, once again, was desecrated a monument to Holocaust victims. On the monument with red paint painted Nazi swastikas and SS signs. The inscription on the monument reads: «In memory of the Holy martyrs Jews cruelly killed by the Nazi murderers and there buried».
This place has killed more than 10 thousand Jews. In killing them, except the Nazis, was attended by the militia of the OUN, then the Ukrainian auxiliary police. It should be noted that the act of vandalism has occurred next day after in Chertkov has published anti-Semitic articles «Zh_dy or Jews.» The mayor of Ternopil once said that this crime «organized by Russian special services» – writes in his blog Dolinsky.
We will remind that in January of this year the Israeli Ministry of immigrant absorption and the Diaspora published a report, the data which showed a record number of anti-Semitic attacks in the past year.
In this document, where Ukraine named a leader in the post-Soviet space «in the frequency of verbal attacks and violent actions against Jews, their property, places of worship and community institutions,» says: in 2017 there was a «doubling of the number of anti-Semitic incidents» in this country.
A similar phenomenon against the tendency to the revival of nationalism in Eastern Europe is recorded in Ukraine by the Israeli authorities for the second year in a row. We are talking about vandalism against Jewish sites such as cemeteries, memorials to victims of the Holocaust, community building.