The famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine, called the Holodomor (A WORD COINED IN THE LATE 1980S, MEANING A FAMINE DELIBERATELY INITIATED TO CAUSE SUFFERING AND DEATH)
can be considered genocide according to the Convention.
The Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine
Starvation a Genocide?
The famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine, called the Holodomor (a word coined in the late 1980s, meaning a famine deliberately initiated to cause suffering and death) can be considered genocide according to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in light of Article 2 (c). Read more.
Denial of Holodomor
“Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda. There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.” Read more.
The Holodomor was a very long time ago. Many question why so much time and energy is devoted to this issue. However, when we meet with survivors, when we hear them speak of their experiences, although we can never fully understand, it helps bring us closer to that period in history that had such an impact on what defines Ukrainians as a nation, and who they are today. Read more.
Harvest Of Despair
More about Holodomor
- The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin take power in Russia.
- 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:
- Video of a Holodomor survivor: Viktoria Kaluschny (nee Titarenko)