It's clear from the scholarly work by Chrystia Freeland's uncle that her grandfather was indeed a Nazi collaborator who was Editor-in-Chief of a pro-Nazi, antisemitic newspaper. It also appears rather certain that she was aware of it, as she was a source for one of the papers.
Freeland is not responsible for the sins of her ancestors, but it does her no credit to have masked the truth. By doing so, she made herself vulnerable to the sort of distraction Russia's Vladimir Putin has unleashed.
Putin is responsible for terrible things in Crimea and in Syria that have contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. Though Putin may be a despot, he's no fool.
|From John-Paul Himka's paper Krakivski visti and the Jews, 1943:|
A Contribution to the History of Ukrainian-Jewish Relations during the Second World War
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