Ukraine

Thieves exhume Holocaust victims from Crimean killing trench

Police in Russia-annexed Crimea are investigating the desecration of a mass grave of Holocaust victims near the city of Simferopol. The investigation opened on Tuesday following the unauthorised exhumations performed last week at the site of a firing trench where Nazis and their collaborators killed hundreds of Jews, the Russian TASS news agency reported. Russia occupied and annexed...

Ukrainian officials post images of vandals defacing Holocaust memorials

City officials in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv published online security camera footage of vandals painting Nazi symbols on a Holocaust memorial in a bid to identify them. The municipality made the unusual move last week on its website, in which it showed an image of an individual wearing a backpack and a hat squatting in front...

Ukrainian city plans festival for Nazi collaborator

The western Ukrainian city of Lviv is holding a festival celebrating a Nazi collaborator on the anniversary of a major pogrom against the city’s Jews. The municipality plans to hold “Shukhevychfest,” an event named after the nationalist collaborator Roman Shukhevych featuring music and theatre shows, on June 30th. On June 30, 1941, Ukrainian troops, including militiamen loyal to...