An award-winning new movie shines a spotlight on the 1941 Odessa Massacre, where 40,000 Jews were murdered. But as lawmakers propose a law against ‘anti-Romanian’ acts, is the country ready?
Michael Colborne is a Canadian journalist based in Prague who covers all things central and eastern Europe. He tweets at @ColborneMichael.
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