“From 1939 to 1989, a Jew could not feel safe in Poland,” he says. “Since then, thousands of Poles have discovered their Jewish roots … and they, in turn, are free to pursue what it means to be a Jew.”
Public hearings in the presidential impeachment inquiry began Wednesday (Nov. 13), as witnesses marched to a congressional office building to offer televised testimonies on whether President Donald Trump linked military aid for Ukraine with a promise to investigate one of his political opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sam Sokol, a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent based in Israel, published a book this summer about the Ukrainian revolution titled “Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews: Antisemitism, Propaganda, and the Displacement of Ukrainian Jewry.”
On 21 September 2019, the BookForum featured a discussion on the topic “Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Museum Collections and Art”, which was dedicated to a presentation of books promoting the heritage of Jewish art.
Although Zelensky does not go into detail publicly about his Jewish identity — nor does he hide it — his election also is a symbolic victory for Jews in a country with a bloody history of anti-Semitism.