At Crimean Holocaust Event, Putin Burnishes His Image as Defender of Minorities

Hundreds attended a memorial service at Sevastopol Holocaust monument, including delegation of Chabad rabbis from Europe and journalists from around the globe.

Before last week, Holocaust commemorations in this port city were generally low-key gatherings of a few dozen people reciting the Kaddish prayer for victims of the near-annihilation of Crimean Jewry in 1942.