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A monument to victims of Nazism was desecrated in Ukraine

On April 15 the residents of Poltava, Ukraine found an act of anti-Semitic vandalism against the monument to victims of Nazism “Grieving Mother”.
Unknown vandal inflicted yellow paint on the memorial image of the swastika and the words “Death to the Jews” and crossed out the words “The memory of you in our hearts.”
Similarly, the monument has been desecrated in November last year. Previously, it was subjected to acts of vandalism in 2001, 2010, 2013 and 2014.
Memorial “Grieving Mother” was erected in Pushkarevski park in 1967. During the German occupation here was shot about 15 thousand of Jews, as well as thousands of other civilians, members of the underground resistance, and Soviet prisoners of war.


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