A wave of anti-Semitism has swept over Ukraine. In the past three weeks alone, a far-right leader publicly called for cleansing Ukraine of zhidi (a slur equivalent to “kike”); a Holocaust memorial in Ternopil was bombed; hundreds marched through Lviv, in honor of an SS unit, complete with Nazi salutes; “Death to Zhidi” graffiti was scrawled in two cities; a revered rabbi’s tomb was vandalized; a Romani camp in Kiev was attacked and burned by far-right nationalists, and hundreds rocked out at a neo-Nazi concert clad in swastikas and throwing up Nazi salutes.
“In some ways, what I ended up studying was the origin of fake news.”
The March of the Living should be moved from Poland in response to its parliament’s new bill banning terms like “Polish death camps,” the rabbi wrote.
Skeletons were strewn over the landscape until a public outcry caused a temporary stoppage. Can the Jews of Lviv still save their cemeteries?
A Hanukkah menorah at a synagogue in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was doused with red liquid resembling blood and vandalized.
Tens of thousands of Jews are living across the former Soviet Union, struggling to get by, hoping that someone will remember them for life.
The name tag of a Chabad rabbi in Crimea said that he was from Russia, causing an international incident.
The incident follows several cases of death threats and vandalism against Jewish institutions in western Ukraine.
Mila Kunis tried to visit her childhood home in Ukraine but a local who opened the door wouldn’t let them in.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a post on Twitter mistakenly used a picture of Jews being deported by Nazis.