“Unlike official Russia, Ukraine is an example of mourning and redemption done right”

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Ukraine and the Jews
Bernard-Henri Levy
March 13, 2022

Among the most disgraceful words Vladimir Putin has uttered since he began this war are his calls to “denazify” Ukraine. Because this story is far from finished, and because we can always count on the Kremlin’s media outlets and networks to promote any piece of fake news, I want to clear some things up here. Yes, Ukraine has pogroms in its past, just as Poland and Russia do. Yes, some extreme nationalists in Ukraine allied themselves with Hitler against Stalin in 1941. And I am too familiar with the works of Father Patrick Desbois, the French priest and founder of Yahad-In Unum, an organization that locates the sites of mass graves of Jews in Ukraine and surrounding countries, to underestimate the scale, from Kyiv to Lviv and beyond, of the pinnacle of abomination that was the Holocaust by bullets. READ MORE

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