Boris Lozhkin Comments a Present Situation of Anti-Semitism
France is considered to be a home of Jewish people who don’t live in Israel and the USA. However, the rise of anti-Semitism reminds the problems of the population who has to suffer from constant problems because of own religion and beliefs. It is surprising if remember about humans’ rights and loyalty that becomes issue number one after the Second World War. It is all of a sudden to be a witness of recent cases of vandalism which took place in Strasbourg.
That’s why the question of anti-Semitic discrimination is one of the most urgent issues in Europe these days. It is the main problem in British politics as lots of Jews think of leaving the country. The same situation is in Germany and France. The major reason is that Jews do not feel safe anymore. While visiting the capitals of these countries, Boris Lozhkin met the representatives of the Jewish community. It was a great opportunity to talk about possible ways to solve this problem. Moreover, senior leaders asked Boris Lozhkin about the situation with Jews in Ukraine.
The Jews Issue on Ukrainian TerritoryBoris Lozhkin mentioned that lots have changed since the time of the Soviet Union after Ukraine received independence in 1991. Current authorities are constantly working on this issue and have already done a lot. Today, many parties fight against any demonstration of anti-Semitism.
As a Pew Research Centre survey of 2018 states, Ukraine is the least anti-Semitic country in Eastern and Central Europe. Boris Lozhkin mentioned numbers to explain the situation better. Only 5 % of the population would not like to live nearby the Jews. It is less than in Romania (22%), Poland (18%) and Russia (14%). And agree, it is fantastic! However, Boris Lozhkin is sure that there is still much to do about this issue. He states that it is his highest priority as President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine.
What are Further Plans of Ukrainian Authorities
Boris Lozhkin thinks there is a necessity not only take care of keeping a zero-tolerance policy but provide people with education on this issue. That’s why JCU started the “Righteous of my City” initiative. It will help find people who protected the lives of the Jews in the period of the Second World War risking own safety. Doing it, Boris Lozhkin and his supporters are planning to keep alive the memory of the Holocaust. In addition, the authorities are going to name public places and streets after such people in order to inspire the rest of modern Ukrainians. All this will help build a virtual bridge between them and those who lived at the time of WW2.
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