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Yosyf Zisels
Yosyf Zisels

Yosyf Zisels, also Josef Zissels, (born 2 December 1946 in Tashkent) is a human rights activist and Ukrainian dissident.[1]

He was a member of the Ukrainian Helsinki group (UHG), involved in the samizdat movement, human rights activist, prominent activist in the Jewish movement in Ukraine, and a political prisoner.

Israeli historian of the Holocaust Aron Schneer [fr], of the Yad Vashem Institute, said in a comment to EADaily: “Zissels is an absolutely courtly, livery Jew who amazes me with speeches and writings that justify Bandera, Shukhevych, and thus other German accomplices”.[2]


  1. ^ Verba, Lesya; Bohdan Yasen (1980). The human rights movement in Ukraine: documents of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, 1976-1980. Helsinki Guarantees for Ukraine Committee. Smoloskyp Publishers. p. 265. ISBN 0-914834-44-4.
  2. ^ "Иосиф Зисельс — самозванный лидер евреев и могильщик еврейства на Украине" [Iosif Zissels - self-proclaimed leader of the Jews and the gravedigger of Jews in Ukraine].