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Ukraine

Alarm raised in Odessa that a new construction could damage the former Synagogue Jewish Center

Jewish activists and local media in Odessa have raised an alarm about the potential impact of a six-story apartment block about to be built next door to the former Meat Butchers’ synagogue, which has housed the multi-purpose Migdal JCC since 1992.

Ukrainian police suspends officer who asked for list of Jews

A senior police officer in Ukraine has been suspended for asking a Jewish community for a list of its members.

Ukrainian police official requests list of Jews in western city of Kolomyya

A Ukrainian Jewish group accused the nation’s police force of “open antisemitism” after a high-ranking police official requested a list of all Jews in the western city of Kolomyya as part of an inquiry into organised crime.

Vatican archive letter shows Ukrainian priest tried to save Jews in Holocaust

Pope Pius XII, the leader of the Catholic church through the World...

Firebombing damages JCC and synagogue in Ukraine

A firebombing slightly damaged a Jewish community center the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson.

In Ukraine, Christian group steps in to feed needy Jews confined by COVID-19

While poverty-stricken Ukraine scrambles to get a hold on the coronavirus, a Christian organisation is stepping in to provide immediate food aid to elderly Jews confined by the pandemic to their homes.

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