Baraboo: Ukrainian Association honors Nazi collaborators with statues at children’s summer camp

Bandera was a leader in the far-right Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and a Nazi collaborator. In 1941, when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, OUN declared independent Ukrainian statehood and pledged loyalty to Adolf Hitler. Badera also participated in the massacres of Polish and Jewish people in Ukraine. 

Shukhevych was a leader in a German auxiliary battalion and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which massacred thousands of Jews and tens of thousands of Poles. 

Konovalets was an early leader of the nationalist OUN and was assassinated before the beginning of the war. 

Petliura was Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Army and the President of the Ukrainian People’s Republic after the collapse of the Russian empire in 1917. Under his leadership, between 35,000 and 50,000 Jews were killed in violent pogroms.