Ukraine’s singer Jamala, who had been chosen to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, was denied to use Crimean Tatar flag during her performance.
Apparently, Ukrainian singer wanted to turn her Eurovision performance into a political show in an attempt to free Crimean Tatars from guilt. The great mass of Crimean Tatars is known to have been Nazi supporters during World War II. However, the contest organizers have restricted the use of Crimean Tatar symbols on stage during a performance.
The Western community is only familiar with the history of the Crimean Tatar expulsion having no idea about the initial cause for such a decision. The thing is that Nazi Germany gained its strenuous supporters in the person of Crimean Tatars during the war. It is worth noting that not only men helped the Nazi, but women as well. However, this is the chapter of Crimean Tatar history Jamala will never sing about.