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Ukrainians in Germany gathering 50,000 signatures for Holodomor to be recognized as genocide

Holodomor (Ukrainian famine-genocide 1932-1933) painting by Nina Marchenko
Holodomor (Ukrainian famine-genocide 1932-1933) painting by Nina Marchenko
Ukrainians in Germany gathering 50,000 signatures for Holodomor to be recognized as genocide

A petition to recognize Holodomor, the artificial famine in Ukraine during 1932-1933, as genocide of the Ukrainian people has been registered on the website of the German parliament.

“The German Bundestag. like 23 governments of the other countries of the world, should decide that the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 was a genocide of the Ukrainian people, caused by Soviet regime under the leadership of Stalin!” says the text of the petition.

In order for the German MPs to review the petition, it needs to gather 50,000 signatures. At publishing time, it had 2818. The petition can be signed before 27 May.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called upon Ukrainians in Germany to support the petition.

“Friends, our moral obligation before millions of innocent victims of the Holodomor, is for the world to remember them and the tragedy of the Ukrainian people. The world needs to know the truth about the bloody, carnivorous crimes of the Soviet regime, in order to be able to respond to the current manifestations of Stalinism, nurtured by the current Russian authorities,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

In order to sign the petition, one needs to register at the website of the Bundestag (anmelden). Then, select “Ich bin neu hier” and enter your data. The password (Passwort) needs to have small and capital letters, as well as numbers or special signs. The boxes next to “Ich habedie Datenschutzhinweise zur Kenntnis genommen.*” and “Ich erkläre mich mit den Nutzungsbedingungen einverstanden.*” have to be checked.

After clicking “Jetzt registrieren,” you will receive an email to complete the registration process.

The Holodomor was one of Stalin’s intentional policies regarding the Ukrainian population, an act of coercion and intimidation, an answer to the disobedience and resistance of Ukrainians against the coerced collectivization with which the totalitarian empire of the Soviet Union was to be built.

According to the research results of the Ptukha Institute of demography and social studies, 3 million 530 thousand people died from Holodomor in 1933. In 1932, 250 thousand died from starvation, and in 1934 – about 160 thousand. Overall, in three years – 3.9 million died, and 0.6 million more of the unborn, or, as they are also referred to, “indirect losses.” I.e., overall 4.5 million Ukrainians were lost due to the Holodomor of 1932-1933.

Out of the 195 countries of the world, 16 UN countries and Vatican city (not 23, as stated in the petition) recognize the Holodomor as genocide on the state level: Australia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, USA, Vatican City. As well, Holodomor has been acknowledged as genocide by separate cities or states.Other countries and institutions have issued statements recognizing Holodomor as tragedy or crime against humanity but did not use the word “genocide.”

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