This from The Jewish Press and also reported in USA Today:
It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. For some Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine on this Passover holiday of “freedom,” concern and even fear is lurking in their thoughts, making them wonder about the lessons of the past.
On the first day of Passover this week, three armed men in the eastern Ukrainian province of Donetsk distributed flyers warning Jews to “register” themselves and their assets with the new pro-Russian government, according to the novosti.dn.ua website.
The flyers were handed out next to a synagogue as people were leaving following holiday prayers. They read as follows:
“Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,
“ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles. Evasion of registration will result in citizenship revocation and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property. A registration fee of $50 is required.”
Pro-Russian separatists are occupying the building where the Jews were told the register.
The flyer was written in the Russian language and bore the symbol of Mother Russia at the top of the page and that of the Donetsk People’s Republic at the bottom. It was allegedly signed by Denis Pushilin, chairman of the Donetsk interim government but no ink signature is seen on the paper.
Poshilin has denied this and Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned it.
My comments: yes, if we don’t pay attention to history and learn from it then we will repeat it. Wake up people and those who denied the Holocaust existed should go ahead and just stick their heads back in the sand…right???