Ukraine: National Police Demand Names of City’s Jews
Demand comes during organized crime investigation.
A JEWISH GROUP is condemning Ukraine’s national police force for “open anti-Semitism” — which seems unlikely since Ukraine, ever since the US-instigated coup, has a thoroughly Jewish government — after a high-ranking police official asked for information on “all members of the Jewish community” in a western city, including phone numbers and places of residence.
The Jewish group accused the nation’s police force of “open anti-Semitism” after the official requested a list of all Jews in the western city of Kolomyya as part of an inquiry into organized crime.
The official request to the head of Kolomyya’s Jewish community is dated February 18, 2020, according to a photograph of the document that Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, shared on Twitter Sunday.
“Please provide us the following information regarding the Orthodox Jewish religious community of Kolomyya, namely: The organization’s charter; list of members of the Jewish religious community, with indication of data, mobile phones and their places of residence,” read the letter.
The letter was signed by Myhaylo Bank, a high-ranking officer in the national police force who handles organized crime. The letter itself did not explain his unit’s particular interest in Kolomyya’s Jews, the Jewish group complained — but it would, of course, be foolhardy to tip off the subjects of the investigation with such details.
The head of the city’s Jewish community, Jacob Zalichker, declined on February 25 to provide the requested information, adding that his community would comply only when presented with a court-ordered warrant.
Apparently, a White police official simply knowing the names and locations of Jews is somehow “anti-Semitic.”
Kolomyya and its environs, located about 250 miles southwest of Kiev, has several hundred Jews.
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Source: Haaretz and National Vanguard correspondents