Tue Sep 26th, 2023 at 02:50:47 PM EST
Fu*king Stupid Canadians Honoring a Nazi Sympathizer ... murdering civilians in WWII.
House Speaker apologizes for honouring Ukrainian who fought in Nazi unit in WW II | CBC |
Yaroslav Hunka sat in the gallery and received an ovation during Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit
See earlier comments ...
14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician)
Extremely upsetting such an idiot leads Canada, partner in Five Eyes Western propaganda ... now for the world to see. 😂
Rambling nonsense putting blame for disinformation on Russia ... the SMO took place because of strong neo-Nazi influence running wild in Lviv and Kyiv strangling Ukrainian politics.
Couldn't find any true Ukrainians w/o a burden of WWII Nazi atrocities in Galicia, western Ukraine and part of Poland.
By Yaroslav HUNKA in Canada
My generation was united by two great forces: faith in God and love for Ukraine. We grew up on the glorious and proud land of Berezhany. We trampled this land with our bare feet and breathed into our souls and hearts its magical aromas, and our eyes forever recorded the beauty of the cities, villages and landscapes of our native land on memory tapes.
My generation became the heir of the glorious sons of this land, our predecessors. Her glorious sons and guests sowed the land of Berezhan with their powerful words: Fr. M. Shashkevich, Andrii Chaikivskyi, Fr. Sylvester Lepky, Lev Lepky, Roman Kupchynskyi, Bohdan Lepky...
Who among us has not sung rifle songs by Roman Kupchynskyi, Levko and Bohdan Lepky since kindergarten? The song "How from Berezhan to the cadre" was probably sung to us by our mothers over the cradle.
My native village of Urman [from Tatar invasion in 13th century, simply means "forest"], it seemed to me then, was the most nationally conscious village in the district. The flame of national revival, in the years between the two wars, shone brightly over the village. The church and reading room "Prosvita" became the central engine of the national life of the village under the parental guidance of priests: fathers Omelyan Havryshko and Stepan Horodetskyi. The village had a "cooperative" consumer store, a library, a choir, a "Lug" youth society, a kindergarten and a drama club. The last was This group gave 4-5 performances a year in the reading room.
WAFFEN-SS DIVISION "GALICIA" -- A UKRAINIAN MILITARY UNIT WITHIN THE WEHRMACHT
Waffen-SS division "Galicia" -- a Ukrainian volunteer military unit within the Wehrmacht
The memory and commemoration of the military formation of the Waffen-SS Division "Galicia" as part of the German army are actively discussed in Ukraine (and in Lviv in particular): in one narrative, they are collaborators who as part of the enemy army took part in hostilities against the Red Army and in punitive operations, while in another, opposite, narrative they are seen only as heroes who fought for an independent Ukraine, bypassing their involvement in the Waffen-SS. Museum expositions dedicated to this military formation add no clarity, as do the marches in honour of the division, which have been held regularly in Lviv in recent years with the participation of nationalist organizations, regional and city authorities and citizens; instead of reporting the story of the division soldiers, they try to show a distilled idealistic picture of the soldiers' struggle in the name of independent Ukraine, treating cooperation with the Nazis as a political tactic, no more.
The idea of creating a new military division arose in the Nazi command in the spring of 1943, given the huge human losses and lack of human resources to conduct further hostilities. Tens of thousands of men volunteered for the new division (far exceeding the command's expectations), and on July 18, 1943, the Governor of Galicia Otto von Wechter, in a solemn manner, saw off the volunteers departing to their place of service.
Already at the stage of creating the division, there was no unanimity among the Ukrainians of Lviv regarding the need to create a Ukrainian military formation within the Wehrmacht. Volodymyr Kubiyovych, the chairman of the Ukrainian Central Committee, who was supported by members of the OUN-M, was a great enthusiast of the formation.
The main argument for the division creation was the necessity to train professional armed forces, which would later be needed by independent Ukraine.
Kyiv to name street for Ukrainian Nazi collaborator after public vote | Jerusalem Post - 13 April 2023 |
A street in Kyiv will soon bear the name of Volodymyr Kubiyovych, one of the founders of the Waffen-SS Galizien, the Ukraine branch of the Nazi military force.
The Kyiv City Council may be set to name a street after a Nazi collaborator and SS official, Ukrainian Jewish Committee director Eduard Dolinsky has reported.
According to Dolinsky, a street in the Ukrainian capital will be renamed following a motion passed by the city council, and will bear the name of Volodymyr Kubiyovych, who during the Holocaust was heavily involved in the formation of the Waffen-SS Galizien, a Nazi military force made up of Ukrainian volunteers.
12,000 Jewish citizens and war refugees murdered in 1943 ...
Jewish cemetery in Berezhany
Berezhany is a city located in the Ternopil Oblast of western Ukraine
Sovereignty: Austria from 1772-1918, Poland (1387-1772, 1920-1939)
Old Jewish cemetery is at Okopysko hill in Berezhany city at the end of M. Bezdilnoho street.
"Before World War II Brzezany's Jewish population was about 4,000, while after 1939 this population tripled with an additional 8,000 Jews, refugees from eastern German territories. On 12 June 1943 the Nazis murdered almost all the Jews from the Brzezany ghetto and work camp at the local cemetery; only a few escaped." Wikipedia [Mar 2014]
Brzezany Memorial Book - publication in 1978
"Renowned Torah scholars lived in Berezhany. ... The history of Jewish Community in Berezhany is closely connected to the history and development of the town. The town's population reached 260 souls in the year 1570, including four Jewish families who were engaged in trade. One hundred years later the town's population reached 500 families. Among these were one hundred Jewish families. ... Most of the commerce lay in the hand of the Jews in Berezhany. ... 1941 autumn, after Jewish New Year (Rosh-Hashanah) Germans murdered 510 Jews in Berezhany ... 1943 Liquidation of the ghetto in Berezhany: 1,800 Jews killed. [Mass grave photo]
Jewish group demands apology after MPs honoured man who fought for Nazis
During Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Ottawa on Friday, MPs honoured 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who fought for the First Ukrainian Division, in the House of Commons.
Hunka was invited by Speaker Anthony Rota, who introduced him.
“I am very proud to say that he is from North Bay and from my riding of Nipissing—Timiskaming,” the Ontario MP said.
“He is a Ukrainian hero, a Canadian hero, and we thank him for all his service.”
MPs cheered and Zelenskyy raised his fist in acknowledgement as Hunka saluted from the gallery during two separate standing ovations.
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
FSWC Appalled by Standing Ovation in Parliament for Ukrainian Veteran Who Served in Nazi Military Unit
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is deeply disturbed by the Canadian Parliament’s recognition of a Ukrainian veteran who served in a Nazi military unit during the Second World War implicated in the mass murder of Jews and others. FSWC is further outraged that parliamentarians in the House of Commons gave a standing ovation to the former soldier on Friday.
Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old immigrant from Ukraine, was introduced by Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Commons, as “a Ukrainian Canadian war veteran from the Second World War who fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians” and “a Ukrainian hero and a Canadian hero,” ignoring the horrific fact that Hunka served in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, a Nazi military unit whose crimes against humanity during the Holocaust are well-documented.
FSWC issued the following statement:
"The fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to and given a standing ovation in Parliament is shocking. At a time of rising antisemitism and Holocaust distortion, it is incredibly disturbing to see Canada's Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen-SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others and that was declared a criminal organization during the Nuremberg Trials. There should be no confusion that this unit was responsible for the mass murder of innocent civilians with a level of brutality and malice that is unimaginable.
"An apology is owed to every Holocaust survivor and veteran of the Second World War who fought the Nazis, and an explanation must be provided as to how this individual entered the hallowed halls of Canadian Parliament and received recognition from the Speaker of the House and a standing ovation."