I'm a Holocaust historian and I'm taking up arms to defend Ukraine

I am an academic at a Kharkiv university, an officer in the reserves and a historian of the Holocaust. And facing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Putin's attack on my home, I’m learning what patriotism really means.

But the phone call had different tidings: Russia had invaded. Putin had started a war.

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Artem Kharchenko

Feb. 27, 2022