ALL Jewish people should leave Ukraine at once, a Holocaust survivor warned last night, after "grotesque" anti-Semitic leaflets were handed out in the country.
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Sam Pivnik, who was sent to a death camp aged just 14, has urged Jews in Ukraine to flee.
The pamphlets and posters, distributed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, demanded that the Jewish population register, pay a new tax or leave.
They are a terrifying echo of the anti-Jewish atrocities carried out by Ukrainians under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
The leaflets, apparently signed by pro-Russian group the People's Republic of Donetsk, have enraged the world
US Secretary of State John Kerry said last week: "After all of the miles travelled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable, it is grotesque."
Sam Pivnik, 86, was only 14 when his family were rounded up in Bedzin, western Poland, and sent to the death camp at Auschwitz.
After his parents, brothers and a sister were chosen "with the flick of a glove" for extermination by "Angel of Death" Dr Josef Mengele, the teenager, tattooed with a prisoner number, was left to survive alone. Mr Pivnik, who now lives in Golders Green, north London, said he was not surprised by the literature's anti-Semitism