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  • Robbers raid Holocaust victims’ mass grave in Ukraine

    June 27, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Grave robbers in Ukraine raided the final resting place of Jews executed en masse during the Holocaust, a Kiev-based watchdog on anti-Semitism reported.

    The raid occurred on June 20 near Volodymyr-Volynsky, a western city located just north of Lviv, according to Jewish Kiev group...

  • Ukraine Jews see alleged beating of Jewish man as symptom of mounting nationalism

    October 22, 2013 | 10:11 am

    The police station on Stefan Bandera Street in Lviv used to be just another government building to Dmitry Flekman.

    But that changed earlier this month following a nine-hour interrogation by two detectives, who were accused of torturing and humiliating the 29-year-old Jewish...

  • Ukrainian city agrees to stop using Jewish headstones as pavement

    March 1, 2013 | 6:51 am

    The city of Lviv in Ukraine agreed to remove Jewish headstones currently used as pavement.

    The grave markers, from cemeteries destroyed by the Nazis during their occupation of Ukraine in the 1940s, will be moved to the only cemetery that was not destroyed during the Holocaust,...

  • Shopping center construction damaging historic Lviv synagogue

    August 8, 2012 | 10:30 am

    The Jewish community in Lviv, Ukraine, has warned that construction of a new shopping center could seriously damage a historic synagogue next to the site.

    Construction on the shopping center in downtown Lviv began on July 23 next to the Jakob Glanzer synagogue. Reports in the local...

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  • Wiesenthal Center: Lviv mayor covers up anti-Semitism

    June 12, 2012 | 10:34 am

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned a statement by the mayor of Lviv, Ukraine, in which he said that in his city “there has never been anti-Semitism and there will never be.”

    Efraim Zuroff, Israel director for the Wiesenthal Center, told JTA on Monday that Mayor Andriy Sadovyi’s...

  • Golden Rose shul’s ruins in no peril, Lviv official says

    September 8, 2011 | 10:20 am

    The ruins of the historic Golden Rose synagogue are in no danger of demolition, a Lviv official told JTA, despite reports to the contrary.

    Archeological excavations are being conducted in an adjoining site, Liliya Onyshchenko, the head of the Lviv City Council’s Historical...

  • Helping an orphan of history recover its past

    January 20, 2011 | 10:50 am

    It’s not every day that you can help a city recover its history.

    But that’s what happened recently in Lviv, in western Ukraine, when I served on the jury for an international design competition to mark and memorialize key sites of Jewish heritage.

    Sponsored by municipal authorities...

  • Helping an orphan of history recover its past

    January 18, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    It’s not every day that you can help a city recover its history.

    But that’s what happened recently in Lviv, in western Ukraine, when I served on the jury for an international design competition to mark and memorialize key sites of Jewish heritage.

    Sponsored by municipal authorities...