“Friends of Freeland” hardly friends to Canadian Jews
During the period of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (1917-1921) – following the declaration of independence on the heels of the Russian Revolution – pogroms continued to take place in Ukraine. It is estimated that the number of Jews killed during that period number somewhere between 35, 000 and 50, 000.
“Total civilian losses during World War II and German occupation in Ukraine are estimated at seven million, including over a million Jews shot and killed by the Einsatzgruppen (SS) and their many local Ukrainian supporters in the western part of Ukraine. Ukarine had 840, 000 Jews in 1959, a decrease of almost 70% from 1941…The majority of Jews who remained in Ukraine in 1989 left Ukraine and moved to other countries (mostly to Israel) in the 1990s…”(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Ukraine). (more…)