22 April 2010
A Jewish school in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, run by the Chabad Lubavitch movement, has been vandalized, presumably by members of a local neo-Nazi group. Slogans such as “Happy Holocaust”, "Death to Jews" and "Death to Israel" were daubed on the walls of the school building.
Security forces in Ukraine presume the attack was carried out on the anniversary of Hitler's birthday, 20 April. Moti Levenhartz, the director of the Chabad Youth Organization in Kiev, said he feared for children’s lives.
In 2007, the same school was attacked by arsonists, but at the time the incident was attributed to youth vandalism. Levenhartz now says there is no more place for speculation. "It could be that we were naïve. I am concerned for the Jewish children. I have two kids in this school, one is a year and six months, and one is three years old, but all the kids in the school are like my own children."
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