the Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust in Sevastopol has been desecrated again

The Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust (памятник Жертвам холокоста) in Sevastopol has been desecrated again (опять). Vandals painted out the word “victims” (and related grammar) so that its name read “Monument to the Holocaust”.

The monument, which has been desecrated (осквернили) ten times in eleven years (since its establishment), commemorates the Nazis’ massacre of 4,200 Jews and (Crimean Turkic Jewish) Krymchaks on the 12th of July 1942.

Where previously there were ‘anti-Semitic slogans and swastikas [антисемитские лозунги и рисовали свастику]’, this time there were ‘incomprehensible acronyms [i.e. AFA] and the hammer and sickle [непонятные аббревиатуры и изображения серпа и молота]’ (as well as the initials of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).(1) I fear that the vandals are abusing the tag of anti-fascist action.(2)

В Севастополе опять осквернили памятник Жертвам холокоста. (c) Рябов Михаил, Севастопольская газета, 22 апреля 2014

В Севастополе опять осквернили памятник Жертвам холокоста.
(c) Рябов Михаил, Севастопольская газета, 22 апреля 2014

Notes

1: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик (СССР).

2: I don’t know what 228 might mean. The perpetrators have not been identified, so it may be a provocation.

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