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Jews urged to flee Ukraine by Holocaust survivor
Sunday Express ^ | 04/21/2014 | By: Marco Giannangeli

Posted on 04/21/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

ALL Jewish people should leave Ukraine at once, a Holocaust survivor warned last night, after “grotesque” anti-Semitic leaflets were handed out in the country.

The pamphlets and posters, distributed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, demanded that the Jewish population register, pay a new tax or leave.

They are a terrifying echo of the anti-Jewish atrocities carried out by Ukrainians under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

The leaflets, apparently signed by pro-Russian group the People’s Republic of Donetsk, have enraged the world.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said last week: “After all of the miles travelled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable, it is grotesque.”

Sam Pivnik, 86, was only 14 when his family were rounded up in Bedzin, western Poland, and sent to the death camp at Auschwitz.

After his parents, brothers and a sister were chosen “with the flick of a glove” for extermination by “Angel of Death” Dr Josef Mengele, the teenager, tattooed with a prisoner number, was left to survive alone. Mr Pivnik, who now lives in Golders Green, north London, said he was not surprised by the literature’s anti-Semitism.

“Jews have no place in Ukraine, because nothing has changed,” he said last night, “and as long as Jews remain there, nothing will change. They had no business staying in that country after the atrocities of 1939-1945.

“There is no point in staying there waiting for trouble, in the hope that the world Jewry can save them. Even Germany is doing everything it can to tackle anti-Semitism and is better than Ukraine. Jews in the Ukraine should leave.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holocaust; jews; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis

1 posted on 04/21/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The “anti-Semitic” literature distributed is a bit of disinformation being put out there to spread panic. There is high probability that this effort was more to discredit the Ukrainian nationalists (painted as Nazis), than to actually announce any real plan. More likely done by some foreign Islamic jihadist group, considering the number of errors and twisted syntax in the test that has been pointed out by others.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 6:46:21 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: alloysteel

Since the origin of the antisemitic literature is the Russian government, shouldn’t they flee Russia as well?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 7:06:04 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind
“Jews have no place in Ukraine, because nothing has changed,” he said last night, “and as long as Jews remain there, nothing will change. They had no business staying in that country after the atrocities of 1939-1945.

And who was responsible for those atrocities?

4 posted on 04/21/2014 7:12:23 AM PDT by McGruff (You believe what your government tells you. Don't you?)
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To: McGruff

National Socialists.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What Jew would choose to live in Europe after the Holocaust?


6 posted on 04/21/2014 7:20:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

What Jew would choose to live in Europe after the Holocaust?

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Fair point, but one still needs to be careful on where to go.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341611/SS-leader-Michael-Karkoc-tracked-living-American-SIXTY-YEARS.html


7 posted on 04/21/2014 7:35:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Psalm 144

I can “explain” his service. He was a nazi. Case closed.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: alloysteel

Ukrainian nationalists (painted as Nazis),

Exactly! You give Nazi salutes, adopt the Wolfsangel as your emblem, and march in torchlight parades carrying photos of Bandera, and overthrow the government in a firebomb throwing Putsch right before an election,,, and people automatically paint you as some kind of Nazi. Very unfair.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 8:16:43 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is nothing to indicate that Mr. Pivnik has ever lived in Ukraine or has any special expertise about the country now. I would rather hear from Ukrainian Jews about whether it’s a good idea for Jews to stay in Ukraine rather than from someone in England.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind

This could boost immigration for Israel. They need the numbers to offset the rapidly expanding PLO population.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT by Sixgun Symphony
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Israel's Population has been growing anyway... one of the few countries in the world where population is NOT decreasing.

12 posted on 04/21/2014 3:26:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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The issue isn't the accuracy of the leaflets. I suspect they're Russian, Putin brought up the antisemitism issue early on. He'd be glad to go in to protect the Jews, what can western Europe say, we'll do it again, like we did last century. It's the fact the the Jewish population, a tiny minority, has now become a bargaining chip. As I've noted before, I respect those who care about their country, Ukraine. But I'd leave. Though honestly, I'd have been gone long ago, at the first opportunity.

13 posted on 04/22/2014 4:33:23 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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