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Ukraine Marks 74th Years of Great Famine
Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (Holodomor)
Special Contribution
Ukrainian Embassy in Seoul
Victims of Holodomor. Holodomor or the Ukrainian famine (1932-1933) was one of the largest national catastrophes of the Ukraine in which millions of people starved to death.

Deliberately organized by the communist totalitarian regime with the purpose of destruction of the vital core of freedom-loving Ukrainian people – its peasantry, the artificial Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-33 led to the death of seven to ten million of innocent men, women and children which constituted up to 25% of the then Ukraine's population.

Having committed this inhuman crime, the communist regime tried to conceal its scale and tragic consequences from the world community. And they succeeded for a long time. After regaining the independence of Ukraine many new appalling and horrifying facts have been revealed.

Famine genocide in Ukraine of 1932-1933 is not just historic past, but global terrorist act of the communist regime against peaceful citizens, which can not fade away or fall into oblivion. It has always been the unhealed wound of genetic memory of the Ukrainian people.

Parliaments of a number of countries acknowledged the famine of 1932-1933 as the genocide against Ukrainian people and expressed in such a way their political and legal assessment of this infamous crime. The Joint Statement of the 58th UN Session of the General Assembly supported by 63 countries for the first time inscribed the term "famine genocide" into international political dictionary, and it became the evidence of the historical fact of national tragedy of Ukrainian people.

Ukraine calls upon the United Nations as the collective voice of the international community to contribute to the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Convention by recognizing Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. Such a step would contribute towards making genocide and mass abuse of human rights impossible in the future.

We urge all the people of good will wherever they live to hold sacred and respect the memory of Famine genocide and to contribute by all means to spreading the truth about this tragedy!

We call on the governments and parliaments of the world, local and central authorities, civic organizations, all good will people on the Earth to take part in annual commemoration events in honor of victims of Famine genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933! To contribute to spreading the truth about the famine in the mass media and to its recognition as a genocide against Ukrainian people!

Let us stand up to joint fight with any manifestations of totalitarian, despotic ideologies and regimes, disrespect of human rights and liberties!

May the memory of Ukrainian peasants killed by the Famine genocide live on forever!

Seoul, November, 2006.






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