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Memorial tablet to Ems Ukaz

Address: Germany, Bad Ems, Römerstraße, Haus Vier Türme (House with four towers)
GPS: 50.332054 7.720025
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The Ems Ukaz was a secret decree of Tsar Alexander II of Russia issued in 1876, banning the use of the Ukrainian language in print, with the exception of reprinting of old documents. The ukaz also forbade the import of Ukrainian publications and the staging of plays or lectures in Ukrainian. It was named after the city of Bad Ems, Germany, where it was promulgated.


The memorial tablet was installed on the House with four towers, where Alexaner II stayed several times.


The sign at the tablet in German is:

"Am 30.Mai 1876 unterschrieb der russische Zar Alexander II in diesem Hause den Emser Erlass, der auf die Unterdrückung der ukrainischen Kultur durch das Verbot von Druckschriften und Aufführungen in der Ukrainischen Sprache gerichtet war.

Zum Zeichen der Lebenskraft ihrer Kultur setzt die Ukrainische Gemeinschaft diese Gedenktafel.

Bad Ems 1976 - Weltkongress der Freien Ukrainer

Bad Ems 2009 - Weltkongress der Ukrainer

(Weltkongress der Freien Ukrainer), Ukrainischer Staat"


Aditional links:

Емський указ - full text of ecree in Russian

Емський указ - Wiki article

У німецькому місті Бад-Емс СКУ знову відкрив відновлену меморіальну дошку

Світовий конгрес українців

Haus Vier Türme


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