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Putin’s Claim to Rid Ukraine of Nazis Is Especially Absurd Given Its History

February 26, 2022

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Presented by The Conversation

Jeffrey Veidlinger, U-M history and Judaic studies professor, refutes Putin’s claim that his war on Ukraine is a peacekeeping mission and an attempted “denazification” of the country. Veidlinger provides both current and historical context, discussing Ukraine’s Jewish leadership and the history of pogroms and pluralism.

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