Ukrainian threat


News from Ukraine is sending a shiver throughout the community. A leaflet was circulated in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk demanding that Jews register, as well as provide a list of property they own, or face deportation and revocation of citizenship.

While questions are circulating about the origin of the fliers, and it isn’t clear whether the leaflets were sent by pro-Russian activists or by the pro-Slavic interim government, “People’s Republic of Donetsk,” the leaflets’ message constitutes a grave threat.

I remind readers of the Kishinev pogrom, a violent anti-Jewish riot that took place on April 19, 1903.

It was three days of rioting against the Jews; 47 were killed and 92 severely wounded, 500 more were injured and more than 700 houses and many businesses looted and destroyed.

We must ask whether the Kishinev riots of more than a century ago constitute a template for atrocities today?

Murray Epstein,

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