Flyers were allegedly handed out earlier this week to Jewish Ukrainians leaving synagogue in the eastern city of Donestk.
While Denis Pushilin denies the validity of the content or being responsible for the creation and distribution – he does not deny the incident occurred and since images have surfaced, he obviously cannot deny the existence of this antisemitic material.
No matter who printed and handed out these leaflets, what disturbs me, other than their sheer existence, is that there continues to be groups that provoke and manipulate at the expense of the Jewish people.
Holocaust Remembrance Day begins April 27th and ends in the evening of April 28th. (The anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.)
I can only hope that this recent disgusting display of ignorance and racism serves to draw more attention to that day.
There must continue to be conversation!
We must never forget!
Appropriately, Rainer Hoess will be giving a radio interview on April 27th – click the link to our website for more information:
I was asked after I posted my interview almost a year ago, why he continues to speak out.
Because simply, he is deeply horrified by the actions of his grandfather and refuses to leave his family with such a legacy.
Because someone MUST continue to speak out.
Because there is always a chance for hope to grow when the brave step out of the shadows.
Many, many good people do – they don’t give up. They keep educating the young and reminding the old because it MUST be done!
We cannot be apathetic and risk allowing the past to repeat.