This is News Front. German State TV Documentary Ukraine. Stepan Bandera. Voice of Germany. Pro-Russian separatists assaulted the prosecutor office in Donetsk in Ukraine. Ukrainian police were beaten by the protesters. There is an unlimited hatred. The hatred that has divided the country. This hatred has come from a long story back to the times of Adolph Hitler. In the memory of many people Eastern Ukraine was on one side and the Western part is on the other. And no one can explain why like an example to follow on what is happening in the Western side in Kiev. Stepan Bandera his image is put next to the scene during the Maidan protests. He is hated in the East of the country accused as being a collaborator to the Nazis of Germany. But in the West the memories of his deeds are immortalized and revered by the people. He fought for the independence of Ukraine. On Maidan protesters were repeating the well-known slogan used during Bandera’s times. Stepan Bandera a radical nationalist Ukraine for Ukrainians this is his motto. Fight against the Poles, Russians and Jews. He entered into an alliance with Hitler for this. According to my opinion the opinion of the majority of political analysts Bandera and his motto can be classified as Fascists actively cooperating in the conduct of the Holocaust. Lvov, the west of Ukraine there is even a monument for Bandera here to serve as a reminder for people that he fought for the independence of Ukraine. But they are not mentioning about his participation in the Holocaust. Bandera is popular here. His image is seen on beer cups, photos and T-shirts. Lvov is a city of Bandera. This is the way they promote him. The critics of Bandera as Ukraine’s national hero according to the new government of Ukraine are accused of engaging in Russian propaganda. I think Bandera is the symbol of struggle for liberation of Ukraine. But this must be strictly distinguished between the current political crisis and the influence of Russian propaganda. The link of Bandera with the Nazis is it really only a form of Putin’s propaganda? Stepan Bandera was the leader of Ukrainian nationalists. June 1941, Lvov. Hitler’s German soldiers took the city. They were welcomed by the Bandera supporters with joy. That is because they have the same goal at that moment to expel the Jews in Ukraine. Ukrainian nationalists and Germans together attacked the Jews in the country. As a result they killed thousands of people. They started to kill the national minorities. The Bandera organization created a plan on April the day of the mass killing of Jews in Ukraine. The plan were as follows: the more Jews they killed during the German offensive the better. A classroom lesson using a projector for the Grade 10 in Lvov. The theme of the lesson to discuss Bandera’s struggle against the Soviet power and for independence of Ukraine. Stepan Bandera is a national hero of Ukraine. Students have even built a replica of the hideout of Bandera’s fighters for independence. This is a military room. Here is a gas mask those are the grenades there. This bag is for bullets. And this a cap. Here is the coat and this is an automatic gun. It is only right for the people to follow what he did by doing so they will became patriot like Bandera. One must strive to be real Ukrainian like our ancestors like his soldiers and Bandera himself. Without a doubt Bandera is our hero here. As soon as we asked about Bandera’s collaboration with Hitler the teacher interfered at once. Bandera was always against cooperation with Hitler. Bandera has told Hitler that Ukraine should be independent. Hitler ordered to kill everyone and Bandera opposed it that’s it why he was imprisoned in a prison camp in Zachsenhausen and he was there until 1944. It is true that Bandera spent some of his time as a prisoner in Zachsenhausen. Because his people has appealed to Germany for a free Ukraine and this was too much for the Nazis. Bandera however was not imprisoned in a simple jail cell but inside a building designed for special convicts. Nazis find Bandera to be useful tool for them and he would serve their interest. There are two places where Bandera could have been imprisoned. Either he was in this building which until now still exists fit for a person with family or he is in the ward 51, 52 and 53 but the walls were removed between them so that it would be more comfortable compared to an ordinary prison. He was imprisoned here in one of these wards. It was strange for someone to be released from the Nazi prison camp. Bandera was freed by the Nazis in 1944 because he again agreed with the Nazis to fight against the Soviet Union. He held negotiations with the Ukrainian nationalists to collaborate with the Germans and they agreed. Afterwards he would organize a Ukrainian nationalist committee. In November 1944 he led the war on the side of the nationalists against the Soviet Union. After the end of the war the Ukrainian SS division is still being honored in Lvov by neo-nationalists. Like what happened in April 2014. A yellow lion is the symbol of so-called SS Galicia which was commanded by the Germans. Among the demonstrators we met a politician of the biggest political party here. It seems that a march to honor the SS is an ordinary thing for him I’m glad that a north-German TV is interested about the demonstration of our national custom that takes place here in Lvov. When I was in Munich for Oktoberfest I saw thousands of people as a national custom who drink beer. This also made me pleased. The pride of the past you will meet people who are not feeling guilty in Western Ukraine. Also a feeling of guilt won’t be met in the most popular restaurant in Lvov. Password! Glory to Ukraine! Are your Russian? No! Our goal is to make yourself feel that you are like a fighter for freedom during the Second World War. Heroic posing goes without saying and it’s clear that the enemy is in the East. This is a shooting room. You can take a rifle and you can choose who to shoot here Stalin, Lenin, or Beria. These are thieves of former Soviet Union that have occupied our country. It may sounds like a joke for a party but for many this is a serious matter. You must fight the Russian invaders like before. It is time to take up arms to go to the front-line and to fight for our independence. For someone it may be scary but we must do it. Because we want our independence now. In the West Ukraine they don’t mention that Bandera has participated in the Holocaust. They only want to remember that he fought against Stalin. Why they are many monuments of Stalin in the East of Ukraine? Because there they don’t want to forget the hunger and terror and celebrate their great victory in their war against Fascism. Bandera, Hitler and Stalin. Ukraine West against the East. I think it’s time for everyone to learn from our mistakes of the history. News Front.