Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Holocaust Memorial, Grave Of Late Chabad Rebbe’s Brother, Vandalized In Ukraine
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A Holocaust memorial and the grave of the mentally disabled brother of the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson have been defaced, the Ukrainian newspaper Sevastopolskaya Gazeta reported today.
It is unclear who is responsible for either vandalism.
According to the JTA. the Holocaust Memorial in the Crimean city of Sevastopol was spray- painted with a red with a hammer and sickle, “USSR,” and other pro-Russian graffiti.
The memorial was erected in 2003 at the spot where 4,200 Jews were murdered by the Nazis on July 12, 1942.
Neo-Nazis have vandalized the monument in the past.
In Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine swastikas were reportedly spray-painted on the tomb of Dov Ber Schneerson, the mentally disabled brother of the late Chabad-Lubavich Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
Dov Ber Schneerson was institutionalized as a young child and remained so for his entire life until he and the other occupants of the institution he lived in were murdered by the Nazis.
A story told about Menachem Mendel Schneerson rescuing a child who fell into a body of water and was drowning is about him rescuing his brother Dov Ber Schneerson.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson took his younger brother out of the institution for a walk in the park, become distracted by a conversation with someone he met there, and failed to notice that his younger brother had wandered off until he fell into a body of water and began to drown. Passersby screamed and Menachem Mendel Schneerson turned and saw his brother drowning and jumped into the water and pulled him out.