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Chief Rabbi of Ukraine: ‘Babyn Yar was lost to history for 50 years’

Yaakov Dov Bleich, chief rabbi of Ukraine and Kyiv, says the memorial to thousands murdered 'brings an issue that has been lying dormant for 80 years to the forefront.'

Babi Yar Memorial Center inaugurated

The presidents of Ukraine, Israel and Germany inaugurated a memorial center commemorating the victims of the the Babi Yar massacre, 80 years after one of the most infamous Nazi mass slaughters of the Holocaust.

Owners of Ukraine cafe in former synagogue say Nazi SS logo a ‘font’ mistake

The owners of a Ukrainian cafe housed in a former synagogue said they worked two lightning rods into the logo to advertise the reenergizing qualities of the coffee there.

Built for a film, a fake Ukrainian shtetl may become a museum to the real thing

The set for a historical WW II feature titled ‘Shttl,’ put up this summer on a lakeside near Kiev, has brought the Jewish villages that once dotted the Old Country back to life.

Gravestones of Uzhgorod Jewish cemetery smashed

An uknown persons damaged several gravestones in Uzhgorod Jewish cemetery.

Bullet holes in synagogue; Holocaust-era mass grave desecrated in Ukraine

In two separate disturbing incidents in Ukraine, bullet holes were found in a synagogue and grave robbers allegedly raided a Holocaust-era mass grave, exposing and scattering human remains.

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