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April 17 2014 @ 12:44 pm
Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine  
"They told me that masked men were waiting for Jewish people after the Passover eve prayer, handed them the flier and told them to obey its instructions," he said.

The leaflet begins, "Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality," and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and "register."

I feel sickened by this article. The very idea that such things even happen in this day and age is horrifying. And while you can't for sure say this is leading into something as disturbing as the Holocausts of the past, it is similar to the way the Nazi Regime started off things.

"The text reminds of the fascists in 1941," she said referring to the Nazis who occupied Ukraine during World War II.

I'm far from anti-Semitic but not agreeing with someone's religion or beliefs is one thing but to hate them is another. I can disagree and still care about them. This is a lesson people the world over need. And to the people who are instigating this disgusting action, I truly hope someone brings you down a peg because the very idea of what you are doing is a sign of evil and of hatred.

The US tends to stick their nose where they shouldn't and I'm not saying that Obama needs to here but I do think that leaders the world over should stand up and tell this "new-Nazi's" they are not going to be tolerated. Tolerance isn't always right and when it comes to rounding up or "registering" any people it is always leading to something bad.

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girlspell: pearlgirlspell on April 17th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
This is the Ukraine. Hardcore antisemetic country to the hilt. They along with Hungary, Georgia, (big bad boy) Lithuania and hating standard all times, Poland. There is some in Russia, but never as bad as the Ukraine. When Mila Kunas came to Russia promoting her film. She spoke to the mostly friendly crowds in Russia. But she didn't dare step foot in the Ukraine. She is Jewish. She left because of the terrible treatment there. The Ukrainian press called her a "dirty Jewess"


I can't tell you how much I hope Russia beats the crap out of them.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on April 17th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
That is awful. It is really sad how horrible people in Europe are to Jewish people. It is just terrible.

I tend to agree.
There's a scientific explanation for that: Movies - Watchmenhugemind on April 17th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)

I think Donetsk is one of those regions in Ukraine which has a large population of Russians and where the separatists have a foothold. The news says it was pro-Russians handing out the leaflets, so this could be a diversion of some kind from the other events, or a way to find a scapegoat and get support from both sides of the dispute, or maybe they just want to drive all non-Russians out. Anyway, it seems like it is tied up with the current events somehow.
Jill aka Jo: Books: Girl on bookssireesanwar on April 18th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh I'm sure it is. Gives them a platform for all their crazy.

It is more likely the are anti-Semetic's being pro-Russian hoping the Russians will side with them.

Either way it is awful.
tracyj23: Assorted - sad womantracyj23 on April 17th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
I agree completely. It is sickening to think the events of WWII are being replayed - and not just the anti Semitic stuff either. Russia throwing its weight about and taking over is part of how it all began then too.

I agree too that the USA (and other nations) often interfere when they shouldn't but this is clearly a time when events need to be stopped before they get out of control. It's sad that some will paint all Ukrainians with the same brush as Jew haters when it's not the view of everyone in the country nor their counterparts around the world. I have friends of Ukrainian descent who are all about the "live and let live" motto. Everyone should be!
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Hot Air Balloonssireesanwar on April 18th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
When I first heard what Russia was doing all I could think of is a petulant child saying "Gimme." I don't agree with their move against the Ukraine. Of course, I'm not opposed to someone going in an kicking these anti-Semitic people's butt. I mean how sick are they?

It is true though it is very prevalent in the Ukraine and people need to stand up and stop it. The idea that they made it okay to call a Jewish persona derogatory term is mind-blowing.

We'll there are comments it is happening in other countries in that area... Poland being one and I know a Polish family who moved here. They get out because of all the hatred. It is kind of sad that they have to leave their country because they can't stand up to the people making horrible laws that bring you a step closer to the horrors of the past.

I really hope there is resolution on this... probably won't be but I hope.
tracyj23: AoS - Maytracyj23 on April 19th, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
People are unfortunately, anti Semitic and racist all over the globe. If it isn't Jews it's black people, or Indians, or anyone who doesn't look or think like you do. I still don't understand how humans can kill other people and wipe out entire races of people just because they're different.

I really really hope there isn't a WWIII because I feel it looming on the horizon. We're definitely headed in that direction if people don't stop it.
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Dany with a whispersireesanwar on April 25th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
It is true. I don't get it either. The very idea of doing something so horrible just makes no sense to me. I mean disagree with them. Dislike their religion or politics but to hate them and want them dead... sick... just sick.

Me too. I just feel like we are heading there too. And in so many ways it could be circumvented but I think they'll just let things escalate.
Angelserenitysangel on April 18th, 2014 12:27 am (UTC)
It's a truly frightening thing. We claim to be an advanced civilisation, yet intolerance like this continues to prevail in too many place. Disgusting.
Jill aka Jo: SH: Ichabod on the roadsireesanwar on April 18th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
I don't really like the word intolerance because it suggests we have to accept everything.

These people who believe there is something wrong with a Jewish person can tell us we are being intolerant of their beliefs.

I think it is just Hatred. So you don't believe what a Jewish person believes... but the question is do you hate them?

To me it is really Hatred in the world that continues to create situations like this.