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Monday, March 17, 2014

Ukraine’s Jews Especially Worried Over Tensions

Russian riot police stand in central Simferopol on March 17, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Voters on the autonomous Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea voted overwhelmingly yesterday to secede from their country and join Russia.  (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Russian riot police stand in central Simferopol on March 17, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Now that Crimea has voted to join Russia, there is fear that the rest of Ukraine will also fall under Russian control.

That’s especially true in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, where 11,000 Jews were rounded up and shot by Nazi occupiers in 1941. People there have the fear of war again as Russian troops mass on Ukraine’s border.

David Filipov of The Boston Globe has been writing about this and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.

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