From a Jew to a Crimean Tatar
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
“I am Jewish, and maybe that is why when I start reading about what’s happening in Crimea to Crimean Tatars, it awakens my genetic memory…”
An unknown woman sent me this message on Facebook. Her name is Elena Artaryan. I asked her, and she gave me, permission to repost it publicly. I almost never do this, but I think that she hasn’t written it to me–but to all of us.
I’d like to extend words of sympathy to you. When this dreadful referendum took place, and when what happened happened–I thought it couldn’t get any worse, but at the same time the public authorities will continue flirting with the Crimean Tatars.
I have no words for what is happening now. This is savagery; this is the Middle Ages. They found new Jews for themselves in our Reich…
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