April 21, 2014

Mystery of Ukraine's Anti-Semitic Pamphlet

Frida Ghitis, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

The headline shouted, “All citizens of Jewish nationality!” The document ordered all Jews over the age of 16 to register or face deportation, calling them “hostile to the Orthodox Donetsk Republic.” The words stunned Jewish residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first night of Passover, when masked men carrying a Russian flag started handing out sheets with the chilling announcement to community members as they left the synagogue. “Evasion of registration,” it warned, “will result in revocation of citizenship and . . . confiscation of property.” Was the threat real? Was it a hoax? Was it an effort to intimidate Jews, to smear pro-Russian activists?

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