Opinions and essays on the subject of the Ukrainian Famine Genocide

Holodomor: Opinions and essays

Armed Soviet soldier guarding a grain storage during the Holodomor, Ukrainian famine/genocide dead from starvation on the streets of Kharkiv 1933~ “Holodomor”, by former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko, Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2007. Eloquent summary about the execution of the famine, its denial, its designation as a genocide, and why we must remember.

~ “On Holodomor denial, and fisking a denialist Russian professor of History,” by James Oliver in: Euromaidan Press Blog, Dec 17, 2014.

~ “Remembering the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide,” by Alexander J. Motyl in: World Affairs Journal (Ukraine’s Orange Blues Blog), Dec 13, 2013.

~ “Genocide’s definition revisited,” by, Alexander J. Motyl, World Affairs Journal, Ukraine’s Orange Blues blog, October 19, 2012. “Genocide, in other words, is not, in Lemkin’s understanding, about mass killing per se, but about the destruction of nations qua nations. Mass killing is, thus, a means to the end of genocide, and not its goal.” A fresh take, thanks to work by PhD student Douglas Irvin-Erickson on what Lemkin really meant, and what Motyl believes this means in looking at the Holodomor.

~ “Ukraine’s Harvest of Sorrow”, by Steve Waldon, The Age, (Australia), March 8, 2008. Highly readable and informative article prompted by a 75th anniversary commemoration of the famine held in Melbourne.

~ “Black Famine in Ukraine 1932-33”, by Andrew Gregorovich, Forum; Ukrainian Review, No. 24, 1974. Through numerous excerpts from journalists, historians and witnesses, this older article demonstrates how much evidence already existed about this massive and catastrophic genocide that was all but ignored.

~ “A Tale of Truth and Two Journalists” by Ian Hunter, Report Magazine, March 27, 2000. Succinctly contrasts 2 reporters on the Famine: Malcolm Muggeridge from Great Britain and William Duranty from the U.S.: what they wrote and how those reports were received at the time.