RCI: Canada Accused Of Promoting Holocaust Revisionism With Memorial In Ukraine
"...A controversial monument built in the western town of Sambir, funded through Canadian private donations and consecrated with the help of Canada's [Galician-Canadian] envoy in Ukraine, opened up old wounds and raised questions about whether Ottawa is complicit in a campaign to whitewash a horrific chapter of Ukraine's Second World War history.
Critics of the event say erecting a cross dedicated to members of OUN-UPA - an anti-Semitic organization that actively collaborated with the Nazis during much of the Second World War - in the middle of a Jewish cemetery amounts to desecration and a crude attempt to rewrite history. 'It's a blatant insult to the memory of the Jewish victims,' Eduard Dolinsky, head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, told Radio-Canada International in a phone interview from Kyiv. 'It's like erecting a monument to murderers on the graves of their victims.' Dolinsky said.
The participation in the dedication ceremony of Canadian diplomats and soldiers, as well as Ukrainian religious leaders, was particularly troubling..."