A Chicago-based Ukrainian Youth Association owns a property in Baraboo where kids attend summer camp in the bluffs near the Wisconsin Dells — it’s also the location of statues honoring four Ukrainians who aided the Nazis during the Holocaust. The property is miles away from downtown Baraboo and the front gate keeps out members of the public, but in a community that has had its own brush with antisemitic hate, the statues’ presence is alarming. An investigation by the Jewish news outlet The Forward found more than 300 monuments to and statues of Nazi collaborators around the world, including two in Wisconsin — the Ukrainians in Baraboo and a Serbian general in Milwaukee, Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, who was killed for collaborating with Hitler. The existence of the statues was unveiled as communities across the U.S. and Wisconsin debate who and what should be memorialized with public statues in the wake of widespread protests for racial justice.  (…) In Baraboo, a community that drew international attention in 2018 after a group of students appeared to do a Nazi salute in a prom photo, the statues are tucked away from the view of almost everybody outside the membership of the Ukrainian Association. The four busts depict Stepan Bandera, Roman Shukhevych, Yevhen Konovalets and Symon Petliura. 
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. 

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