Here are a collection of news items that I didn’t get a chance to write posts about this week: Ukrainian woman whose rape caused protests dies An 18-year-old Ukrainian woman who prosecutors say was gang-raped, half-strangled and then set on fire in an attack that sparked street protests in a provincial Ukrainian town, has died, […]Read more "Weekend catchup: March 30"
It’s not being publicized as much as his death, but John Demjanjuk’s vindication may have come as the result of his passing last week: Munich state court spokeswoman Margarete Noetzel said this week that under German law, Demjanjuk is “still technically presumed innocent,” because he died before his final appeal could be heard, and “a person is […]Read more "Demjanjuk update: German law leaves him innocent after death"
An odd, bitter piece was published in the Toronto Sun last weekend, dismissing the efforts of the Ukrainian community’s recent “Ukraine at the Crossroads?” conference that discussed democracy, human rights, law and freedom in Ukraine. often involving some of the same “experts” — was the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. […]Read more "Toronto Sun slams “Ukraine at the Crossroads?” conference"
John Demjanjuk, a retired U.S. autoworker who was convicted of being a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp despite steadfastly maintaining over three decades of legal battles that he had been mistaken for someone else died Saturday, his son told The Associated Press. He was 91. From The Chronicle Herald: John Demjanjuk Jr. said […]Read more "John Demjanjuk, who battled accusations he was Nazi camp guard, dies at 91 [Article]"
On a recent episode of Parks & Rec, Leslie mentions Stalin’s genocide. Stalin has only ever been accused of one genocide: the Holodomor. Subtle, but we’ll take it! Parks and Rec: Recognizing Stalin’s Genocide from Andrew UkrCdn on Vimeo. Personally, I think Parks & Rec has overtaken The Office as the funniest comedy on Thursdays. […]Read more "Stalin’s genocide on Parks & Rec"