. Putin wants to de-Nazify Ukraine — that’s ludicrous, say the country’s Jews « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Politico – If you still believe Vladimir Putin’s propaganda that he’s trying to de-Nazify Ukraine, you should talk to Ukrainian Jews. They don’t buy a word of it.

After facing deadly pogroms during the czarist era and the Bolshevik Revolution, mass murder during the Holocaust and state-sanctioned anti-Semitism and repression under the Soviet regime, Ukrainian Jews say they’ve experienced a renaissance since the collapse of the USSR. Synagogues, Jewish schools and community organizations have popped up around the country. And perhaps most stunningly, Ukrainians overwhelmingly backed Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the 2019 election to do something Soviet Jews would have thought impossible: become a Jewish president.

“Putin’s claims of de-Nazifying Ukraine is the most ludicrous and craziest thing”

Important and relevant Opinion column at Politico





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