A Ukrainian director’s documentary about Babyn Yar massacre of Jews lands in an unanticipated context

(JTA) – Is now the right moment to examine the ways Ukrainians collaborated with the Nazis during the Holocaust? 

More than a month after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and started a war that the west has universally condemned, the past has continued to find ways to enter the present. Holocaust memorials were purportedly damaged by Russian forces, Ukraine’s Jewish president Volodomyr Zelensky upset historians with his interpretation of World War II and Putin’s “denazification” justification has widely been denounced as pure propaganda.



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