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Monument to Victims of Holocaust desecrated in Mykolaiv

23.03.15

Photo: nikmedia.com.ua

The Monument to Victims of the Holocaust in Mykolaiv has against come under attack. During the night into March 22 a swastika was daubed from a black spray can on the monument, as well as the letters NSNK. The first two letters obviously stand for National Socialist and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress suggests that the others may be Mykolaiv [in Russian: Nikolayev].

The monument was erected by the Jewish community in Dec 2011, and in June 2013 transferred to municipal ownership.

This is not the first such attack reported here, and the Congress reports that the monument was desecrated in September 2012; March, October and December 2013.

In 2013 neo-Nazis also desecrated a memorial plaque in the centre of Mykolaiv to Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe.

As reported here, an attempt to set light to the Mykolaiv synagogue in April 2014 was thwarted by the swift action of a person driving past who not only called the police, but also stopped himself and used the fire extinguisher from his car to put out the flames caused by two Molotov cocktails.

None of the culprits of the above crimes has been found.

see also:
Desecrators of Jewish Graves in the Vinnytsa Oblast
More anti-Semitic vandalism in Mykolaiv
More hate-related acts of vandalism in Mykolaiv and the Crimea
Provocation over Crimean Tatar Deportation anniversary
Dangerous manoeuvres in the Crimea
Mustafa Dzhemiliev: Assault on Kurultay representative threatens Crimean stability
Weekend attacks fuel inter-ethnic friction in the Crimea
Anger over latest desecration of Crimean Muslim religious symbols
Grave of Muslim Holy Man desecrated in the Crimea
Another Muslim grave desecrated in the Crimea
Muslim Grave in the Crimea desecrated