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June 8, 2012 6:00 am

Jewish Holocaust Memorial Desecrated in Ukraine

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Memorial site in Rivne, Ukraine. Photo: www.museumoffamilyhistory.com.

Washington Post/AP – Police say a World War II Jewish burial site has been vandalized in western Ukraine.

Petro Yezhor, police spokesman for the city of Rivne, said several unidentified assailants on Wednesday evening broke a memorial plaque and street lamps at a site commemorating the killing of 17,500 Jews during the Holocaust.

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