Friday, March 25, 2016

Ukraine: 'Kill the Jews', 'Jews annexed Ukraine' painted on synagogue

Via JTA (h/t CFCA):
"Kill the Jews" was scrawled on a synagogue in the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy.

The graffiti was discovered Wednesday in Cherkasy, Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, wrote on Facebook. In addition to spray-painting the message of incitement to violence against Jews on an external wall, the perpetrators wrote: “Jews annexed Ukraine.”

The vandals used the word “zhyd” for Jews, which many Ukrainian Jews consider derogatory.

Dolinsky sarcastically described the inscription as “traditional congratulations for Purim.”
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