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Zelenskyy appeals to Jews around the world after Russia reportedly hits Holocaust memorial

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 11:28:51-05

In a video message Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a direct appeal to Jewish people around the world.

"Shout out against the killing of civilians," Zelenskyy said in a post on Facebook.

Zelenskyy insisted that Jews won't remain silent because "Nazism was born in silence."

The Ukrainian president's message came after he says a Russian missile hit the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial outside of Kyiv.

According to The Associated Press, shelling has also hit the town of Uman, which is a significant pilgrimage site for Hasidic Jews.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the invasion of Ukraine is a "denazification" attempt. The claim has been called "absurd."

In contrast, Zelenskyy, who is Jewish, warned that Russia is trying to erase Ukraine's history, specifically that of Jews, according to The Jerusalem Post.