Knowlegde from the north of Norway

Screenshot 2019 11 24 at 18.21.41 EditedMost people we ask in Nordic countries have never heard about Holodomor and our hope with our association is, among other, to raise awareness about the topic in the Nordic countries and internationally.

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Prime-Minister of Norway and President of League of Nations

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Johan Ludwig Mowinckel  22 October 1870 – 30 September 1943) was a Norwegian statesman, shipping magnate and philanthropist. He served as the Prime Minister of Norway during three separate terms.

In 1925 he became a member of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.  He played an important role in helping the Ukrainian people during the Holodomor genocide against the Ukrainian people in 1931-32.

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Holodomor – a genocide

On December 9th 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted Genocide Convention. Soviet Ukraine signed the document in 1949, and in 1954 ratified it.

"Article II" Convention states:

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Meeting with the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial”

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We were meeting The National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial” and invited them to the international conference in Oslo in November 2019.

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The United Nations and the Great Famine

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The United Nations in a joint statement from 2003 refers to Holodomor as a “national tragedy of the Ukrainian people.”

 

Joint Statement on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (Holodomor)  (2003) 

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