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Holocaust memorials vandalized with Nazi symbols in Russia, Ukraine

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Three swastikas were discovered on a note at the former Bogdanovka concentration camp. Swastikas were painted this week on two monuments to Holocaust victims in Ukraine and one in Russia, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Friday. The outlet said that three swastikas were discovered on a note at the former Bogdanovka concentration camp in southern Ukraine and intended for Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky, former politician Yevhen Chervonenko and Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Jewish Committee Ukrainian. “Come to your senses, please stop, because the sale of Ukrainian land will quickly lead you to the Holocaust,” the note said. Additional swastikas were engraved and painted on a marble monument commemorating the murder of 54,000 Jews during the Holocaust, Dolinsky wrote on Facebook Tuesday. Meanwhile, near the city of Kirovgrad, some 100 miles from Bogdanovka, another set of swastikas were spray-painted on a marble plaque commemorating the mass execution of Jews of thousands of Jews in 1942. “Death to the kikes” read a message at the foot of the monument, according to JTA. Police are currently looking for suspects connected to the two incidents, the Ukrainian National Police wrote in a statement. In Russia, police arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly painting a swastika and pouring yellow paint on a monument for Holocaust victims in Aksay, a village outside the city of Rostov-on. -le-Don, near the border with Ukraine.

via i24news: Holocaust memorials vandalized with Nazi symbols in Russia, Ukraine