Ukrainian Genocide

At the entrance to the Kiev Memorial Park, there is a sculpture of a very thin girl with an extremely sad look, holding several classes of wheat in her hands. Behind her, you can see the Candle of Remembrance monument that marks the Holodomor.

In 1919, Ukraine was pressured into joining the Soviet Union. Ukrainians, who then considered themselves a Central European nation like Poland, not an Eastern European nation like Russia, were trying to restore Ukraine’s independence and resisted.

Not wanting to lose control of Europe’s main source of grain, Stalin stole the land and its produce, leaving the nation that produced the most wheat in Europe without a crumb of bread.

Between 1932-1933, starvation killed between seven and ten million people, more than the Jews during World War II. At the peak of the Holodomor, 24,500 Ukrainians died every day. People were literally starving to death on the streets. Stalin then settled the emptied Ukrainian villages with Russians.

Today, 28 countries around the world classify the Holodomor as a genocide.


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2 responses to “Ukrainian Genocide

  1. Maureen Senzamici

    This is so sad. It wasn’t until recently that I had some idea as to the evil atrocities of Stalin.

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