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How the War in Ukraine Is Shaped by Its Past

Jews in 1941 in Lubny, Ukraine, who were later massacred.
Jews in Lubny, Ukraine, were rounded up and later massacred in October 1941 by Germans and their collaborators. This photo was taken by German Wehrmacht photographer Johannes Hähle for his private use.

Today, the Ukrainian people are under attack. The story of their nation is forever linked to the 1.5 million Jews who were killed in the region during the Holocaust and millions of other Ukrainian civilians who died in the war. Russian President Vladimir Putin has twisted that history to justify an invasion, falsely claiming to be waging war against Nazism and genocide. In this digital program, learn the history of this land and people, including Holocaust survivors who are under threat once again.

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