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    Ukraine to allocate $1 million for Babi Yar memorial
    Mar24

    Ukraine to allocate $1 million for Babi Yar memorial

    (JTA) — The Ukrainian government pledged to allocate approximately $1 million toward the construction of a Holocaust memorial monument at Babi Yar in Kiev. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the allocation of funds Wednesday, the news site 112.ua reported. The funds would pay for the construction of two memorial paths — one for...

    ‘Kill the Jews’ painted on Ukrainian synagogue
    Mar23

    ‘Kill the Jews’ painted on Ukrainian synagogue

    (JTA) — Vandals wrote “kill the Jews” on a synagogue in the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy. In a separate incident, unidentified persons torched a wreath that an Israeli cabinet minister had placed for Holocaust victims in Kiev. The incident involving a synagogue was discovered on Wednesday in Cherkasy , Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the...

    At Babi Yar, locals revive plans to memorialize Jewish victims
    Mar22

    At Babi Yar, locals revive plans to memorialize Jewish victims

    Stray dogs roaming the Babi Yar monument in Kiev, March 14, 2016. Nazis and local collaborators murdered 30,000 Jews at the site in 1941. (Cnaan Liphshiz) KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) – On a muddy path in Babi Yar Park, Vladimir Proch negotiates deep puddles as he shadows two rabbis and a group of Ukrainian officials. An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor,...

    In real-life Anatevka, Ukraine’s Jewish refugees build a community
    Mar15

    In real-life Anatevka, Ukraine’s Jewish refugees build a community

    Rabbi Moshe Azman, founder of the Anatevka community near Kiev, Feb. 29, 2016. (R. Litevsky/Courtesy of the Office of Rabbi Moshe Azman) ANATEVKA, Ukraine (JTA) — At the age of 53, Sergey and Elena Yarelchenko fled their native city of Lugansk with three suitcases and moved into a wooden room in a muddy refugee camp outside Kiev. Like hundreds of...

    Jewish Canadians demand 92-year-old Ukrainian Nazi’s deportation
    Mar11

    Jewish Canadians demand 92-year-old Ukrainian Nazi’s deportation

    TORONTO (JTA) — Jewish groups are calling on Canada to strip Canadian citizenship from a 92-year-old man who was once a member of a Nazi death squad. In a letter to Citizenship Minister John McCallum, the groups say it’s time to conclude to what has been a 20-year battle to deport Helmut Oberlander. “As has been clearly established, Mr....

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Netherlands voters to approve EU trade pact
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Netherlands voters to approve EU trade pact

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Ukrainian Jews appealed to the population of the Netherlands to vote in favor of a referendum over a trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The appeal by 19 leaders of Ukraine’s Jewish population was published last week on the website of Vaad, a large organization representing Ukrainian Jews. In the...

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies
    Mar03

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies

    Participants in activities at the Szarvas summer camp in Hungary, August 2014. (Courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) SZARVAS, Hungary (JTA) — Escaping a sudden downpour in the summer of 2012, Andras Paszternak and Barbi Szendy ran to find cover inside an empty cabin at their Jewish summer camp, Szarvas, 100 miles east of...

    In face of labeling push, Dutch Christians hawking Israeli settlement goods
    Mar01

    In face of labeling push, Dutch Christians hawking Israeli settlement goods

    Pieter van Oordt, right, with his brother, Roger, at the Israel Products Center in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, Feb. 19, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz) NIJKERK, Netherlands (JTA) — As a boy, Pieter van Oordt would often accompany his father, Karel, on the elder van Oordt’s weekly shopping excursions specifically seeking out products made in Israel. A...

    Canada to review case of Nazi-era war-crimes suspect
    Feb24

    Canada to review case of Nazi-era war-crimes suspect

    (JTA) – The Canadian government will review the case of Nazi-era war-crimes suspect Helmut Oberlander, who has been fighting to retain his Canadian citizenship since 1995. Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal sent his case back the Canadian Cabinet for reconsideration after it filed its third motion since 2001 to revoke his citizenship, the...

    Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit
    Feb12

    Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit

    (JTA) — Following an Israeli minister’s meeting with the governor of an area which Russia annexed from Ukraine, Kiev threatened to tighten visa requirements for tourists from the Jewish state. Ukraine made this threat in a letter sent this week by its ambassador to Tel Aviv to Israel’s foreign ministry, the Segodnya Daily reported...

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