Apr 18, 2014

A History Lesson from Ukraine


The famous photograph above is called The Last Jew in Vinnitsa. It was taken in Ukraine in September of 1941, when the Nazis shot every Jew in that city within five days. The flyers ordering Jews to register, distributed in Donetsk the other day, harken back to the Holocaust. All together, over 750,000 Jewish men, women and children, were shot to death in Ukraine during the war. Out of a population of 4.3 million, Donetsk currently only has 17,000 Jews. The flyers were a provocation of unknown origin, as opposed to a real threat, but they did make world news.

In Jerusalem, The Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, a small order of Protestant nuns formed after the war in Germany, is closing it's retreat for Holocaust survivors. The order originally had come to Israel to work in hospitals as repentance for the Nazi crimes against the Jews.  Although the last of the  survivors is passing away, hatred is alive and well.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM,
as this picture is in keeping with the holiday weekend? I can read the lips man holding the gun, he is saying God don't live here no more? As the man awaiting to be desposed of prepairs to die for his religious moral beliefs?


redd
patent pending

michael molovinsky said...

redd, i posted this today with no intention toward easter weekend. it was motivated by the flyer distributed to jews in donetsk on wednesday, and the announcement by the sisters of mary, that there were virtually no holocaust survivors still alive.

Dreaming of Justice said...

Appropriate for what many consider the highest of Holy Days in Christianity. Christ was sacrificed on a barbaric cross, the standard method of death for criminals and enemies of state of His time. So goes it for our fellow human brothers and sisters to this day.

For those who believe, God Help Us All.

Anonymous said...

Sadly a lesson not learned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZFlSKv9XQc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Chris Glennon

Anonymous said...

The fliers were found to be a hoax days ago. Not quite sure why anyone would want to perpetuate a known fabrication. It has now become propaganda.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/18/john-kerry/john-kerry-says-jews-eastern-ukraine-told-register/

michael molovinsky said...

@7:10, the post clearly states that the flyers were not a real threat, however, the point of the post, the killings in vinnitsa, were quite real. in all, 28,000 jews were murdered in 5 days in that town alone.