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Canadian parliament speaker ‘regrets’ honouring Ukrainian Nazi SS veteran

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Yaroslav Hunka (L), Adolf Hitler (R).

Anthony Rota apologized for leading a standing ovation for a man who fought in Adolf Hitler’s army.

Canada’s House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota has apologized for honouring a Ukrainian man who served in Adolf Hitler’s Waffen SS forces during World War II, and calling him “a Ukrainian and a Canadian hero.” The 98-year old Yaroslav Hunka, a former member of the SS 1st Galician Division, was given a standing ovation in the chamber during the visit of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Friday. The incident was heavily criticized by Jewish groups.

“On Friday, September 22, in my remarks following the address of the President of Ukraine, I recognized an individual in the gallery,” Rota said in a statement on Sunday. “I have subsequently become aware of more information which causes me to regret my decision to do so.”

Without mentioning Hunka by name, Rota reiterated that the Ukrainian man was one of his constituents. “I particularly want to extend my deepest apologies to Jewish communities in Canada and around the world. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” he said.

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center advocacy group said it was “incredibly disturbing to see Canada’s Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen-SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others and that was declared a criminal organization during the Nuremberg Trials.” The Center added that there “should be no confusion” that the unit where Hunka had served was responsible for killing civilians “with a level of brutality and malice that is unimaginable.”

Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, an NGO that documents anti-Semitism, called the honoring of Hunka “beyond outrageous.” He added that “no apology is acceptable that does not also provide the public with a detailed explanation as to how this could possibly have taken place in the heart of our democracy.”

The surviving members of the Galician Division and their supporters hold annual marches and rallies in Ukraine. The members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), whose leaders also collaborated with Nazi Germany during the early stages of WWII, are celebrated as “freedom fighters” by the Ukrainian authorities.

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  1. This will hopefully be a red pill moment for some, seeing these clowns clapping a bona fide Nazi war criminal. Rewriting history. The Ukraine war is nothing more than a money laundering operation for western elites with Trudeau, Zelensky etc puppets in the big deception

    • Really, six million Jews ?

      The World Almanac series of books sometimes provided two sets of figures for the world Jewish population. One came from the AJC (American Jewish Committee), and the other is the World Almanac’s own estimation.

      1933 : 15,316,359 (AJC), page 419
      1934 : ???
      1935 : ???
      1936 : 15,753,633, page 748
      1937 : ???
      1938 : 15,748,091 (AJC), page 510
      1939 : uses 1938 data
      1940 : 15,290,983 (AJC), page 519; 15,319,359 (Almanac), page 129
      1941 : uses 1938 data
      1942 : 15,192,089, page 849
      1943 : uses 1942 data
      1944 : uses 1942 data
      1945 : 15,688,259 (AJC), page 494; 15,xxx,xxx (Almanac), page xxx
      1946 : uses 1945 data (AJC), page 488; 15,xxx,xxx (Almanac), page xxx
      1947 : uses 1945 data (AJC), page 219; 15,690,000 (Almanac), page 748
      1948 : uses 1945 data (AJC), page 249; 15,753,638 (Almanac), page 849
      1949 : n/a (AJC); 15,713,638 (Almanac), page 289

  2. But J*** don’t condemn a J** that supports Nazis in Ukraine today? why? is it because they need them to fight Russia? Jevvs see Nazis and Whites as one, just Goy to exploit.

    • israhell need wars on ” terrorism etc to be able to expabd.
      Read the trigger by david icke.
      There he explains how ultra zionists and banking associates exploit the so called anti semitism to exploit the usa and western world and the goyims
      Nasty country born through violence. Will go under through violence


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