Renewed Debate in Canada over Statues and Memorials for Ukrainian Holocaust Collaborators



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CANADA SECTION  |  EARLIER  RECORD OF DEBATES  |  UKRAINE SECTION  |  DEBATES ON STEPAN BANDERA  |  G. ROSSOLIŃSKI-LIEBE SECTION  |  PER ANDERS RUDLING SECTION

From Recent Media Coverage:

2020 BACKGROUND: Academic paper by Per Anders Rudling, “Long-Distance Nationalism: Ukrainian Monuments and Historical Memory in Multicultural Canada” in Sabine Marschall (ed.) Public Memory in the Context of Transnational Migration and Displacement: Migrants and Monuments (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020, pp. 95-126).

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July 2020: B’nai Brith Canada Policy Papers: “Opposing Nazi Glorification At Home and Abroad“.

28 July 2020: B’nai Brith Canada: “B’nai Brith Taking Action Against Nazi Glorification“.

28 July 2020: Canadian Jewish Record reports: “Poles, Jews Agree: Ukrainian Nazi Monument Must Go“.

27 July 2020: Joint statement: “Nazi Collaborators Should Not Be Honoured in Canada: B’nai Brith and Canadian Polish Congress“.

21 July 2020: Lev Golinkin in The Nation: Canada’s Nazi Monuments:
Why does Canada have not one but several memorials to Nazi collaborators? And why, when statues are toppling all over the world, have Canadian Jewish groups remained silent?.

17 July 2020: David Pugliese in Ottowa Citizen: Graffiti on memorial to Nazi SS division now being investigated as vandalism.

17 July 2020: Leyland Cecco in the Guardian: “Canada police investigate vandalism of monument to Nazi troops as hate crime.

17 July 2020: David Pugliese in Ottowa Citizen: Graffiti on monument commemorating Nazi SS division being investigated as a hate crime by police.  See also Halton Regional Police’s tweet.

6 July 2020: Paula E. Kirman in Canadian Jewish Record: “Problematic monuments in Edmonton force us to question our community’s core values.

6 July 2020: Duncan Kinney in Progress Report: Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex denies that statue they have of a Nazi collaborator war criminal is a Nazi collaborator war criminal.


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