As the title asks, is this question about Alekhine's WWII-era articles off-topic? My first impression (of the current, edited version) of the question was that it was like most any other chess history question from the site. But Istvan Chung's comment points up the fact that the question, while obviously centered on one of the most famous chess players ever, doesn't really seem to be about chess history, and is rather a purely historical question about a chess player.
The closest precedent I can think of from the site is a question asking why Korchnoi left the Soviet Union. That question was well-received, though it's also the case that it has answers that directly pertain to chess.
Anyway, there are currently 3 votes to close the question, and I am curious what the community as a whole thinks:
Should this historical question, which is about a chess player but has little pure chess content, be considered off-topic for the site?
Please vote this post up if you consider the question to be off-topic, or down if you consider it to be on-topic. And of course feel free to offer thoughts as answers below.