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Holocaust Memorial Vandalized In Western Ukraine

A memorial of victims of the Holocaust has been vandalized by unknown individuals in Ukraine's western city of Lviv.

The Sholom-Aleikhem Society of Jewish Culture in Lviv said its activists found the memorial and some plaques on it covered with blue and red paint on March 21.

Graffiti insulting Jews and Ukrainians was also painted on the memorial's walls.

Police were called to the site of the incident, and the activists said they plan to file an official complaint with the local Interior Ministry office.

Between 1941 and 1945, some 1.4 million Jews were killed in Soviet Ukraine by Germany's Nazi regime and some organized auxilliary units.

Ukraine officially marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the first time on January 27 this year.

With reporting by Interfax and