Disinfo: Ukrainian fascists beat Jews


In Uman, Ukraine, a crowd of nationalists and fascists beat Jews. Police arrived at the scene of the conflict, but did nothing, just stood and watched what was happening while the people were being beaten. As a result of the incident, four Jews with injuries were taken to the nearest hospital.


This is a common narrative that fascists and Nazis live in Ukraine and anti-Semitism flourishes in the country. This story about the alleged beating of a group of Jews in Uman is not backed up with evidence. On the orders of the Chairman of the National Police of Ukraine, Ihor Klymenko, a group of specialists left for Uman to investigate what happened on the spot. Subsequently, the Ukrainian police reported that no one had contacted the hospitals, nor the police, following the conflict between the Hasidim (Jewish group living in Ukraine) and residents of Uman. “At present, it has been established that information on the Internet that four Hasidim turned up at hospital with bodily injuries does not correspond to reality. Representatives of the National Police could not confirm such data in the hospital. Also, no one made allegations of offences in connection with the conflict between local residents and Hasidim" the police said. Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reports that the incident was false:

A group of teens gave Israeli media a false report claiming that an antisemitic mob was taking place in Uman, Ukraine, causing nationwide outrage, Hassidic network Uman Shalom reported Saturday evening.

Uman is the birthplace of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, founder of the Breslov Hassidic movement. Rebbe Nachman's tomb is an object for pilgrimage among Hassidic Jews.


  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Nazi/Fascist
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