85th Commemoration of the Holodomor around the world
November 1917 marks 85th anniversary of the Famine Genocide in Ukraine (also known as the Holodomor) that took the lives of millions of innocent Ukrainians in 1932-33. In Washington D.C. the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus introduced a resolution commemorating the solemn anniversary.
“We must solemnly remember the millions of Ukrainians who lost their lives in the Holodomor Famine-Genocide and shine a spotlight on the truth,” the members of the Caucus declared. The full text of the resolution can be found at the Ukrainian Caucus’ co-chair Marcy Kaptur’s website.
According to Pound the Holodomor was a man-made famine and genocide “by any definition” and left a wound in the memory of the Ukrainian people, who still feel the pain of this crime. Unfortunately, the British Cabinet still maintains a restrained position.
In Australia, a motion on the 85th anniversary commemoration of the Holodomor of Ukraine (1932-1933) has passed the Senate. “The Senate condemns these acts aimed at destroying the national, cultural, religious and democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people; and condemns all similar acts during the twentieth century as the ultimate manifestations of racial, ethnic or religious hatred and violence; and honours the memory of those who lost their lives during Holodomor,” says the document.