A theater in Kiev displaying a sign for an upcoming performance of play titled 'A Holocaust Cabaret,'
This horror (I cannot find another way to describe it) was hung in the center of Kiev yesterday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, in the city where Babi Yar is located, opposite the central synagogue!” he wrote, referring to the Nazi execution by firing squads of nearly 34,000 Jews in a Kiev ravine, on September 29-30, 1941.
The play, written by Jewish Canadian playwright Jonathan Garfinkel in 2005 and later updated, is a satirical look at the trials of John Demjanjuk, a former guard at the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland during World War II. Demjanjuk, who moved to the US after the war, was tried in both Israel and Germany for his alleged activities.
“And tickets for the Friday performance are sold,” Azman continued. “I do not know who needs this provocation, but I declare that we, the Jewish community, will do everything to remove this provocation immediately!”
Azman urged people to protest against the sign, and three hours later posted further pictures showing it being taken down.