Matthew Handelman
Articles by Matthew Handelman

Sergei Lavrov’s Canard of a “Jewish Hitler” and the (Un)logic of Antisemitism

Old habits die hard. One especially pernicious “habit” that has resurfaced during the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the claim that Adolf Hitler, the man who led the attempted annihilation of European Jewry, was himself part Jewish. At a May 1 press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Ukraine could still harbor Nazi elements even though its president, Voldymyr Zelensky, is Jewish.

Continue reading...