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The Ukrainian Genocide
Transcript of The Ukrainian Genocide
How many people died?
The Ukrainian Famine is also known as Holodomor, meaning “death by hunger.”
3 million children starved to death
About 7.5 million people died between 1932- 1933 it was hard to find the exact amount with little records to look off of.
Estimated that about 25,000 Ukrainians were dying each day during the Famine.
If you want to be exact, about 1,000 people died an hour and 17 died every minute.
People were not the only ones affected during the genocide, animals were starved as well to prevent people from getting food.
The Ukrainian Kulaks (Richer Peasants)
25% of the Ukrainian population
About 1 out of every 4 rural Ukrainians died as a direct result of the Ukrainian Genocide
How did it start?
The Soviet Union, which was headed by Joseph Stalin.
Joseph Stalin wanted to modernize the Ukraine by getting rid of all farms and forcing people to find other ways to get food.
Stalin had eliminated anyone who went against his rules usually by shooting them.
It started in 1932.
How did it end?
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After Stalin had achieved his main goals of eliminating the Kulaks, collectivization, and the modernization of the Soviet Union, he began to allow the distribution of food to Ukraine.
It ended in the year
The roles of the UN and US.
The United States Government received many reports on the famine from its European delegates, but chose not to acknowledge the famine publicly.
According to the chief Ukrainian representative at the United Nations the declaration was a settlement between the positions of Great Britain, United States and Russia denying that Holodomor was a genocide and the position of Ukraine that insisted on recognition of Holodomor as a form of genocide.
How were the Kulaks victimized?
deprived of food
the soviet union imposed heavy grain taxes
the soviet union confiscated:
How does it impact today?
Parliament of the Ukraine adopted a new law that showed public denial of the Ukrainian Genocide illegal.
The law also recognized the artificial famine in the Ukraine as a genocide committed against the Ukrainian people .
Ukrainian Genocide Commemoration Day November 26th. ( or remember the Ukrainian Genocide Day)
Newspaper article on the genocide
A pile of dead people
from the genocide
Why did Stalin choose a famine?
It served to control the Ukrainian people by denying them the basic crucial essentials they needed to survive like food and water.
Joseph Stalin’s decision in 1928 to seize privately held agricultural land and transform it into collective farms caused massive hardship for all Soviet peasants.
When authorities took away peasant grain stocks and farm animals, hunger broke out in much of the USSR.
This caused people to starve to death.