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Vandals Damage Holocaust Memorial in Central Ukrainian City of Vasylkiv

The vandalized Holocaust memorial in Vasylkiv, Ukraine.

October 13, 2021

Unidentified vandals damaged a memorial to Holocaust victims in the central Ukrainian city of Vasylkiv on Sunday.

A stone stab dedicated to the “Righteous Among the Nations” was destroyed in the incident, which was reported by the United Jewish Community of Ukraine.

The vandalized Holocaust memorial in Vasylkiv, Ukraine.

The memorial — which was inaugurated in August — commemorates the more than 2,000 Jews of Vasylkiv who were murdered by the Nazis in 1941-42. It was built near the ravine where many of the executions took place.

Vasylkiv is located about 20 miles south of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, where a new memorial center was inaugurated last week for the more than 30,000 victims of the Babi Yar massacre, in conjunction with its 80th anniversary.

More than a million Jews were killed in Ukraine during the Holocaust.

Meanwhile, in the central Ukrainian city of Uman this week, a man broke into a home and attacked a Jewish family as he shouted, “It’s a pity that Hitler did not kill you all,” and, “This is not your land.”

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