Any attempt to account with certitude for the number of victims of the “Holodomor” is flawed.
Holodomor (Great Famine)
On Saturday, 22 November 2014, International Holodomor Memorial Day, at 19:32 local time, the UWC calls upon every family around the world to say a prayer for the victims of the Holodomor and light a candle of remembrance in the window of their home.
The conflict that we are seeing today stems from a deadly famine that Stalin engineered back in 1932. By Andrea Chalupa Dec. 17, 2013 In Ukraine, the nationalistic West is Ukrainian-speaking and welcomes the EU, while the Russian-speaking East, where current president Victor Yanukovcyh rose to power, sees the Kremlin as an indispensable ally and…
joins with the Ukrainian World Congress and the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations in calling on Australians to acknowledge the International Day of Remembrance on the last Saturday of November, gazetted by the Ukrainian Government in respect of those who suffered and perished in the great famine of 1932 33.
On Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Ukrainian American community in the northeastern part of the United States held its annual Holodomor observance with a fifty block march from St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 51st street and Fifth Avenue. There a requiem ecumenical (Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox) service was celebrated honoring the memory of the victims followed by a commemorative program consisting of a few speeches and/or readings of statements.
The Convention on Genocide and its younger brother the Declaration on Human Rights nevertheless remain the standards by which the international community and subsequent international organizations govern. Recognizing this major achievement, the UN community of nations should move forward to expand this moral standard in an ever changing world.
For the last few years in the pre-Yanukovich period of Ukraine’s history, the Holodomor has become a vibrant, albeit sometimes controversial subject at the United Nations in New York . Ukraine’s Permanent Mission at the UN with such Ukrainian community organizations as the Ukrainian World Congress, the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America over the years have conducted commemorative programs, issued statements, initiated the collection of signatures on Statements of member-states, all regarding the Holodomor.