Swastika painted on memorial menorah in Babi Yar
Kiev – Vandals on the night of September 23 to 24 desecrated the
memorial Menorah in Babi Yar in Kiev. This was stated by the State Commissioner
for Ethnic Policy Gennady Druzenko, related the press service of the Cabinet.
The act of vandalism was committed on the eve of Rosh Hashanah – the
Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the mass shootings of Jews at Babi Yar,
noted Korrespondent. During these days, thousands of Jews come to Ukraine to
celebrate Rosh Hashanah – the 5775 New Year on the Jewish calendar. The
celebration will take place from Wednesday evening, September 24, to Friday
evening, September 26.
“The State Commissioner on Ethnic
Policy considers this shameful abuse of the memory of the victims of Nazism as
a deliberate provocation, which aims to strengthen anti-Semitic and xenophobic
attitudes in Ukrainian society”, it was stated.