Ulica poswiecona dywizji SS w Tarnopolu.
Ternopil Deputy Blames “Communists and Jews” for Protest
28.06.2005, [00:28] // Protest //
Deputies of the Ternopil City Council blamed "Communists and Jews" for an
anti-Fascist campaign that took place in this western Ukrainian city last
week, reported journalists from the AEN internet site on 23 June 2005. During
the night of the protest, unidentified persons took down all signs indicating
the street name on the recently-named "Street of the Soldiers' Division "SS
Halychyna". That particular name was given to one of the city's street in
accordance with the special permission of the Ternopil City Council.
"SS Halychyna" existed under the Nazi umbrella during World War II. Its
soldiers, decorated with Nazi symbols and swastikas, fought against the
Soviet Red Army on the territory of Ukraine. In 1946, the Nuremburg process
declared all formations of the Nazi regime as criminal, including "SS
Halychyna." According to AEN, "this institution has not been rehabilitated
[from this internationally-accepted decision] by any form of subsequent legal
process." As one of the deputies of the Ternopil City Council
underlined, "Jews or Communists are guilty of organizing this campaign, which
demonstrated against the existence of a street dedicated to SS Halychyna in
According to AEN, there is a risk that such an occurrence may trigger
intensification of the situation regarding inter-ethnic relations in Ternopil
Przypomne ze pomnik tej dywizji stoi takze we Lwowie.