WASHINGTON D.C. June 4, 2020 -- NCSEJ commends the Central District Court in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine for convicting the person responsible for damaging a monument to the victims of the Holocaust in the eastern Ukrainian city.
In January the monument was vandalized with red spray paint to cover an inscription in memory of the approximately 15.000 Jews murdered in Kryvyi Rih between 1941 and 1943.
The vandal was sentenced to three years of “restraint of liberty” with a probationary period of one year. He will be under police supervision during this time and will be required to check in with the police station on a monthly basis.
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Founded in 1971, NCSEJ represents the organized American Jewish community in monitoring and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including the 15 successor states of the former Soviet Union.