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Feature - Ukraine: the Return of the Jews
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Before the Second World War, Jews made 40% of the population in some Ukrainian cities. The Nazis, helped by local militia, wiped out Jewish life with mass execution or with transfer to concentration camps. Only those who ran away to Russia, did come back. Today a estimated 200.000 Jews thrive in Ukraine.
Nowhere is their presence more visible than in the city of Dnipropetrovk where a 20 storeys Menorah Jewish Center has been built by the Lubavitch Rabbi Samuel Kamenetsky with the help of two Ukrainian Jewish oligarchs.
Hassidic Judaism originated in Ukraine. Every Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year,...

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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Inside the Menorah Jewish Center, the...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Inside the Menorah Jewish Center, the...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Inside the Menorah Jewish Center, the...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Visitors to the National Art Museum. Paintings...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. Monument erected by the government to...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Jewish tombs in the Kurenivtske cemetery, which...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Jewish tomb in the Kurenivtske cemetery, which...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Jewish tombstone with a Star of David...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Jewish tombstone in the Kurenivtske cemetery,...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Jewish tombstone with Hebrew writing in the Kurenivtske...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. The Cental Synagogue which has been restaured...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Morning prayers in the Golden Rose Synagogue....
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Morning prayers in the Golden Rose Synagogue...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Morning prayers in the Golden Rose Synagogue....
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UKRAINE. Anatevka village. Inauguration of a new campus for a...
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UKRAINE.Anatevka village. Inauguration of a new campus for a...
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UKRAINE. Anatevka village. Inauguration of a new campus for a...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. The Menorah Jewish Center, an impressive...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. A Jew outside the synagogue.
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. A young Jewish woman eats lunch in a...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. A Jewish wedding takes place in the...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. A Jewish wedding takes place in the...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Yeshiva (Jewish religious school for...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Yeshiva (Jewish religious school for...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Makhon (Jewish religious school for...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. Gym class in the makhon (Jewish religious...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Lunchtime in a private Jewish kindergarden. Although...
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UKRAINE. Kiev. Lunchtime in a private Jewish kindergarden.
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. Beit Baruch home for elderly Jews run...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. Lunchtime at the Beit Baruch home for...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropetrovsk. A choir of elderly Jews performs at...
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UKRAINE. Dnipropretovsk. Kaddish prayers are said for a woman...
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UKRAINE. Uman. Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana (the religious New...
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UKRAINE. Uman. Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana (the religious New...
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UKRAINE. Uman. Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana (the religious New...
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UKRAINE. Uman. Jews celebrate with religious songs and dances...
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UKRAINE. Uman. Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana (the religious New...
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