July 20, 2007

65th anniversary of Sebastopol massacre marked in Ukraine

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65th anniversary of Sebastopol massacre marked in Ukraine

18 July 2007

In the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sebastopol, the 65th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of Jews during World War II has been commemorated. Holocaust survivors, local officials and Jews from Crimea marked the anniversary on Sunday in a ceremony near the city’s Holocaust memorial. More than 4,200 citizens of Sebastopol, mainly Jews, were killed in the 1942 massacre by the Nazis. At the ceremony, Jewish leaders noted with concern that the memorial had been vandalized several times over the last two years. Police detained a suspect in one of the incidents, but he was prosecuted for hooliganism, not a hate crime, to the dismay of local Jews.

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