Ukraine Witnesses New Surge of Anti-Semitism

Ukraine is currently witnessing an unprecedented new surge of anti-Semitism. Last month alone, there were over 12 well-documented incidents of anti-Semitism. 

Hundreds of people in Lviv recently attended a nationalist march featuring far-right symbols commemorating a Ukrainian Nazi SS division in WWII. The march follows a disturbing string of vandalism against Jewish sites. Last week, a monument commemorating the Holocaust in the city of Ternopil was set on fire. The mausoleum of 16th century Talmud Scholar Maharsha was also vandalized. 

Thanks to Government support, Ukraine is currently home to a flourishing Jewish community of approximately 360,000. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine President. September 2016 A recent report concluded that Ukraine had more anti-Semitic cases in 2017 than all the other former USSR countries combined. Throughout 2017, more than 130 incidents of anti-Semitism were reported in the Ukraine. The number of recorded attacks had doubled since the year before. #EndTheHate