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Ukrainians Replace Plaque Mentioning Jews At Babi Yar
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s European office, the Russian Holocaust Center of Moscow and Verbe et Lumiere criticized Ukrainian authorities Monday for replacing a plaque at Babi Yar identifying the thousands of Jews murdered there during the Holocaust with an epitaph referencing only “the peaceful citizens of Rostov-on-the-Don and Soviet prisoners of war.”

Critics called the move “revisionist history.” The Wiesenthal Center’s director of international relations Shimon Samuels called the change of the plaque a “memoricide” that “twice murders the victim, in both life and in posterity,” according to the Times of Israel.

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08/16/2012 - 16:18

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You confuse the facts. Rostov is in Russia and the story was in Rostov

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The original report, which is from The Times of Israel, erroneously conflates Babi Yar, which is in Kiev, Ukraine, with Rosto-on-Don, which is in Russia. There are problems at both places, where local authorities have removed plaques specifically mentioning that Jews were the majority of victims. But Kiev and Rostov-on-Don are not the same place.

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