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Petliura Days

On July 25-27, 1941 Ukrainian nationalists, with permission from the German occupation authorities, carried out a pogrom in the Jewish quarter of Lwów to mark the 15th anniversary of the assassination of the former head of the Ukrainian National Republic, Symon Petliura. The pogromists burst into Jewish houses and apartments, dragged out their inhabitants, irrespective of age or sex, and either murdered them on the street or took them to the security police prison on Łącki Street and tortured and murdered them there or elsewhere. A total of about 2,000 Jews were victims of this massacre.