Genocide 1932-33 Packet
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The Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-1933 (Holodomor), ranks among the worst cases of man’s inhumanity towards man, and is perhaps the most extreme example of the use of food as a weapon.
In 1932-1933, less than twenty years after Ukraine was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union, the brutal Communist regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin embarked on a campaign to exterminate the Ukrainian people. It confiscated all the grain produced by Ukrainian farmers, withheld other foodstuffs, executed anyone trying to obtain food, and punished those that attempted to flee. The result: in the land called the “Breadbasket of Europe”, millions of men, women and children were starved to death. This horrendous act of genocide against the Ukrainian people is known as the Holodomor – murder by starvation.
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