Authorities in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don have removed a memorial plaque for Jews murdered during World War II, replacing it with a monument which fails to mention the Holocaust or the victims’ religion.
The memorial site was erected in a bloody area, which is known as the “Russian Babi Yar” as more than 27,000 people were murdered there.
Authorities claim that the plaque was placed there illegally and was therefore removed, but the Russian Jewish Congress says it will take legal action in a bid to reverse the decision.
In August 1942, as part of the battles on the southern front of Russia, Nazi soldiers arrived at an area called Zmiyevskaya Balka and massacred 27,000 people, more than half of them Jews. This is the highest number of Jewish people murdered in a single incident during World War II.
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