This one was a long time coming! This legislation was first introduced last November and passed today which establishes the fourth Saturday in November of each year as ‘Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day’. You can view the bill here (French version) and track its progress online. Congratulations on all the hard work. Now […]Read more "Quebec declares Holodomor as genocide"
I stumbled upon a few really good Holodomor testimonies that I thought I’d share with you. These interviews were conducted in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, and was conducted by the DNK Group and Mark Silberman. Olga Kamnads’ka Holodomor Testimony This is testimony of Holodomor survivor Olga Kamnads’ka. The Holodomor genocide occured in Ukraine in 1932-1933. Pani (Mrs.) […]Read more "Weekend watching: Holodomor testimonies"
From the Toronto Sun: Happy to report Nadine Demko of the ’Peg (Sisler High School) was awarded a TD Scholarship for Community Leadership in Ottawa on April 29 for her outstanding commitment to help others. … “Nadine is active in her Ukrainian community as a member of a dance ensemble and as the youth leader […]Read more "Amazing young woman wins major scholarship for commitment to help others [Article]"
While the fighting in Ukrainian parliament has taken the media’s attention, Yanukovych dropped a bombshell in France today denying the Holodomor as genocide: Yanukovych told the Council of Europe on Tuesday that he considered the famine “a shared tragedy” of all people who were all part of the Soviet Union, then led by Joseph Stalin. Yanukovych’s […]Read more "Yanukovych denies Holodomor as genocide to Europe (Updated)"
From the National Post: Nine million Canadians — that’s almost a third of us according to the 2006 census — came to these shores from communist-ruled countries. Many are now dead or very old. Their descendants deserve to see their sacrifices acknowledged and Canadians exposed to the full panoply of communist atrocities. Prospects for educating […]Read more "A necessary memorial: Canadians should be exposed to the full panoply of communist atrocities [Article]"