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Defending History Calls on Ukraine’s President to Publicly Rebuke Senior Official for “Dog Whistle” Advocating Antisemitic Violence


In response to a protest from the World Jewish Congress, after the Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa unveiled a statue celebrating nationalist leader Symon Petliura — whose troops killed tens of thousands of Jews in pogroms between 1918 and 1921 — a regional official from the extremist Svoboda party threatened Jewish citizens. In a Facebook rant, the Svoboda official warned Jews opposed to the Petliura statue to fall in line or face the consequences. The Svoboda official stated that “the only time we comfortably coexisted with kikes is Koliyvishchyna,” a reference to an 18th century pogrom against Jews in Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine’s Minister for Infrastructure Plans to Build Actual “Road to Bandera”

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Dovid Katz on Ukraine

(including articles referring to Ukraine related issues)


4 April 2015.  Defending History: ‘US sinks into further involvement with pro-Nazi elements in Ukraine’.

30 March 2015.  Ukraine President Poroshenko’s jocular tweet with photos of him in his new ‘Cynical Bandera’ outfit.

22 January 2015.  Jewish Chronicle: ‘”Double Genocide” has become the deadliest form of denial’  [original version appeared in DH on 22 January 2015.



8 December 2014.  Defending History: ‘A lowpoint in American (and Canadian) diplomacy?’

28 November 2014.  The Times of Israel: ‘Ukraine bonanza for upgraded Holocaust denial’.

23 November 2014.  Defending History: ‘Text of US Rep. John Conyers’ proposed amendment restricting aid to pro-Nazi forces in Ukraine’.

26 October 2014.  Defending History: ‘Would they try to instrumentalize Simon Wiesenthal, too? An open letter to Inna Rogatchi’.

16 October 2014.  Defending History: ‘Ukraine’s “centrist” leaders honor Holocaust-era Nazi collaborators as “heroes”’.

Fall 2014.  Jewish Review of Books: ‘Poland is not Ukraine: A response to Konstanty Gebert’s “The Ukrainian question”’.

9 September 2014.  Juedische Rundschau: ’75 Jahre nach dem 1. September 1939: Antisemitismus in Osteuropa’.

16 August 2014.  ConsortiumNews.com: ‘The hushed-up Hitler factor in Ukraine’.  Republished in The Global Realm; in David Stockman’s Contra Corner; and in Rogerannis.com.

26 July 2014.  Jewish Currents: ‘The Neocons and Holocaust revisionism in Eastern Europe’. Part II.

10 June 2014.  The Times of Israel: ‘Getting it wrong on Ukraine’.

May 2014.  East European Jewish Affairs: ‘Review of Georges Mink and Laure Neumayer, History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Memory Games’ [proof only].

19 May 2014.  Defending History: ‘Ukraine: Slowly but surely, Western media raising the taboo question.

6 May 2014.  Defending History: ‘Reply to a Roger Cohen opinion piece on Ukraine and Lithuania’.

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The Waffen SS in Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine

Campaigns underway to glorify the Waffen SS in 3 countries — for both domestic and international consumption

Estonia (Estonia section)

Latvia (Latvia sectionUK connection; Monica Lowenberg’s petition)

Ukraine (Ukraine sectionCanada connection; Canada section)

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