Center named after Simon Wiesenthal center is campaigning to stop the glorification in Ukraine of the figures involved In the forced deprivation of life of the Jews, said the Director of the Jerusalem Bureau Center named after Simon Wiesenthal, the famous historian Efraim Zuroff, explaining the decision to erect a monument to Simon Petliura in Kiev.
"We (the Wiesenthal Center) are very concerned that Ukraine is once again celebrates the man who was is related to the deprivation of life of the Jews", according to the news Agency.
According to his statement, " for some strange reason, apparently, today in Ukraine, the murder of Jews does not deprive people of the opportunity to be celebrated in a Ukrainian hero."" It has to be stopped ", - noted the Director of the Jerusalem office of the Wiesenthal Center. Before Wednesday, the Cabinet of Ukraine decided on the installation of a monument to Petliura, the Ukrainian capital. Simon Petlyura – leader of the nationalist movement in Ukraine during the Civil war. Took an active part in the tumultuous events in Ukraine in 1917-21. In order to save under his rule the independent Republic consistently colluded With Germany, Poland, Romania, France, England, the commissioners of the White movement and even With the Bolsheviks, as long as Ukraine was finally liberated by the red army. In may 1926, was forcibly deprived of life in Paris by Sholom Schwartzbard, which the French court was justified, having taken into account its underlying causes – the revenge for the family and for all the Jews killed in Petlura pogroms. Famous atrocities with all the dissenters and mass pogroms. The Verkhovna Rada on 2 February adopted a resolution " On celebration of memorable dates and anniversaries in 2016 ". According to the document, may 25, the Ukrainian Parliament declared a Day of remembrance in connection With the 90th anniversary since the assassination of Petlyura. This year on may 25, Ukraine for the first time at the state level honored the memory of Symon Petliura: in memoriam, was declared a moment of silence. Remember, fresh Ukrainian authorities in fact carried out a campaign of glorification of Nazi collaborators and revise the history of the world. April 9, 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law On the recognition of OUN*-* UPA fighters for Ukraine's independence and gave the right present to social security. At the same time the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada voted for the adoption of a law condemning the Communist regime in Ukraine.
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