Ukraine marked the 65th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of Jews in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol.
Holocaust survivors, local officials and Jews from Crimea marked the anniversary on Sunday in a ceremony near Sevastopol’s Holocaust memorial. More than 4,200 citizens of Sevastopol, mainly Jews, were killed in the 1942 wartime massacre by the Nazis.
At the ceremony, Jewish leaders noted with concern that the memorial was vandalized several times over the last two years. Police detained a suspect in one of the incidents, but he was prosecuted for hooliganism, not a hate crime, to the dismay of local Jews.