Saturday, September 27, 2008

Remembering Holodomor - Ukrainian Genocide

A few items in memory of one of the worst genocides in history:

There is an excellent analysis by Yevhen Zakharov of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, showing that the Holodomor is genocide under all applicable international laws:

Ukraine's experience in the Russian empire has been anything but positive for Ukrainians. All you have to do is look at the population figures. When Ukraine was taken over by Muscovy, as it was called at the time, its population was greater than the population of Muscovy. In the beginning of the 20th century, the Ukrainian population was about half of Russia's population. And at the end of the 20th century, Ukraine's population was less than third of Russia's population. Many Ukrainians died in Russian imperial wars, helping to build Russia's empire. The last Ukrainian Cossacks died as slaves, building St. Petersburg from the marshes. But by far the worst crime against the Ukrainian nation was the Holodomor perpetrated in 1932-33 and other famines visited upon Ukraine during the Soviet period of the Russian Empire.

For reference:
Representatives of the most numerous nations in the territory of the USSR according to the 1926, 1937 censuses.

A short film about the Holodomor, produced by

Another short film by

"HOLODOMOR; Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-33" SHORT FILM


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