Today is Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day 2013

Today, every fourth Saturday night in November, Ukrainians worldwide commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Great Famine of 1932-33, known as the Holodomor (Death by Hunger):   Background Entire villages were wiped out, and in some regions the death rate reached one-third. The Ukrainian countryside, home of the "black earth", some of the most fertile […]

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‘Holodomor: The Movie’ Review

Few movies have been made about the Holodomor, but in 2009 L.A. producers Bobby Leigh and Marta Tomkiw took up the task of bringing attention to the genocide just after its 75th anniversary with ‘Holodomor: The Movie’. The movie starts rather quickly making its case for genocide with excerpts from Raphael Lemkin who coined the […]

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Stalin’s genocide on Parks & Rec

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. […]

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