Holocaust memorials in two central Ukrainian towns were vandalized in separate
incidents. The Tuesday night attacks took place in Alexandria and Berdichev. In Alexandria, the monument was smeared with black paint and the name
of a Ukranian nationalist organization, the Ukrainian Rebellious Army. There were no further details on the Berdichev incident.Local law enforcement agencies are investigating the cases but no
arrests have been reported.
Aleksandr Liberzon, leader of the Alexandria religious Jewish community, called on local law enforcement agencies to find and punish
vandals without delay.”This act of anti-Semitic vandalism is an insult to all Ukrainian people,” Liberzon told
JTA. The monument in Alexandria was opened in May 2006 on the site of a
Nazi wartime massacre of some 2,500 Jews.