Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Is The Holodomor?

I just learned a little tidbit about what is called Holodomor. I have always been interested in history. I came across this site about the Holodomor. It is actually the Soviet famine of 1932-1933. The communist government seized the grains from the peasants, and exported most of the agricultural output to the West, in order to sustain the rapid industrialization.

The term “Golodomor” means mass hunger or great hunger. Scholars have estimated between 6-8 million peasant deaths in this time period. Under Viktor Yuschenko’s reign of the Ukraine, back in 2004, the term “golodomor” was politicized into Holodomor, making it sound more like holocaust, and could have been considered as a genocide.

The European Parliament on October 23, 2008 rejected the request, stating it was not an act of genocide, but a crime that was “cynically and cruelly planned by Stalin’s regime in order to force through the Soviet Union’s policy of collectivization of agriculture”

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