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Holodomor Genocide

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Holodomor Genocide By: Jade Sacramento
Katie Blankenship
Brianna Aguirre
Luke Snyder Reasons Why Timeline and Facts / Figures Facts Understanding the Genocide Essential Differences from the Majority Sparking the Violence Motivation When? & where? Who were the aggressors and etc. The Victims People and Region The genocide occurred in Ukrainian SSR between the years 1932 and 1933. Ukrainian losses resulting from the famine of 1932-1933 total no fewer than ten million people.
25% of the Ukrainian population. The government were the aggressors.
Man made famine. Millions died. ~Economic differences separate the Ukraine from the USSR ~Peasants resist Joseph Stalin's grab for a totalitarianism government and "Russification" ~GPU demolishes the victim's homes Non Victims Within Country Local and International Reaction Ms. Belier
Period 4, HSE4 Victims Within Country International Reaction Long-Term Effects - At the time, Holodomor was kept a complete secret

- During 1932-1933 in America, most Americans were reacting to other things such as FDR becoming President

- World reacting to Hitler taking over Germany - At the time it was illegal to speak about the terrible things happening

- Unable to help one another, if they were caught doing so than they would be sent to prisons - As of 2008, dozens of Governments have accepted this as an act of Genocide
- Present day there are memorials for Holodomor
- Since 2006 Ukraine has marked the fourth Saturday of November as a Holodomor memorial day ~Ukrainian farmers resist ~The USSR needed foreign capital to become industrialized ~Fastest way to gain exports is agriculture ~An attack on Ukrainian nationalism - Unable to receive aid from outer country's
- Terrified to leave there homes ~Farmers fight against the GPU and face beatings and incarceration ~Stalin repossess the land for a 5 year Agricultural Economic boost ~Government conducts fecal testing ~Major fines of "poods" unto the farmers 1930 1932-1933 1991 Joseph Stalin, one of the worst dictators in human history, came into power after Lenin’s death. Hundreds of thousands are expropriated, dragged from their homes, packed into freight trains, and shipped to Siberia where they are left, often without food or shelter. Stalin introduces a program of agricultural collectivization that forces peasants/farmers to give up their private land and livestock, and join state owned, factory-like collective farms. The Soviet government increases Ukraine's production quotas by 44%, ensuring that they could not be met. Starvation becomes widespread. 1933 Ukrainians are dying at the rate of 25,000 a day, more than half were children. In the end, up to 10 million starve to death. 1928 The terrible famine in the Ukraine was made known to the world. 1924 2006 The Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine) passed a decree defining the Holodomor as a deliberate Act of Genocide. Timeline Short Video About 25,000 people died each day
About 7-10 million died in a year
Holodomor aka "Death by Hunger"
Closed Ukrainian borders
Ridiculous taxes on grain
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