Opinions and essays on the subject of the Ukrainian Famine Genocide

Holodomor: Opinions and essays

~ “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.  Some of the photographs are from the 1920s famine in Ukraine and Russia.

~ “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.

Armed Soviet soldier guarding a grain storage facility. Original photo at the Ukrainian National Archives: Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives (TsDKFFA)

~ “A Tale of Truth and Two Journalists,” by Ian Hunter, Report Magazine, March 27, 2000.
Original article as reprinted by HREC – Education. 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.

~Remembering the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide,” by Alexander J. Motyl in: World Affairs Journal (Ukraine’s Orange Blues Blog), Dec 13, 2013.
Original article as reprinted in a private blog.  On journalists Harry Lang, Walter Duranty, and genocide scholar Raphael Lemkin – and truth.

~ Holodomor denial, and fisking a denialist Russian professor of history,” by James Oliver in: Euromaidan Press Blog, Dec 17, 2014.
On problems with current Russian historiography as it relates to the Holodomor.

~ “Genocide’s definition revisited,” by Alexander J. Motyl, World Affairs Journal, Ukraine’s Orange Blues blog, October 19, 2012.
Original article as reprinted on the League of Ukrainian Canadians website. “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.