The Gareth Jones memorial website run by his great nephew Nigel Colley posted a clip last week from a popular game show University Challenge last week that asked participants “killed in 1935, the Welsh journalist Gareth Jones was posthumously awarded which country’s medal of freedom award in 2008 for his efforts in publicizing the Holodomor, […]Read more "Weekend watching: Holodomor featured on UK game show"
For your weekend listening pleasure, the BBC has published a two-part documentary podcast on ‘useful idiots’ – a phrase coined by Lenin about Westerners who endorsed the Soviet Union and its Communist ideologies, usually in the press. Part One – 22 minutes The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and American journalist Walter Duranty were some […]Read more "Weekend Listening: BBC Documentary – Useful Idiots"
From the Huddlesfield Examiner: A talk and exhibition about the Holodomor of 1932 and 1933 was brought to the town this week. It was a tragedy which claimed the lives of millions of people; some estimates put the death toll as high as 14m. … “The famine in Ukraine was brought on to decrease the […]Read more "Huddersfield exhibition on the horrors of the Ukrainian genocide [Article]"
From the Times Online: Millions of peasants were starving. Children were turned against adults as they were recruited to expose people accused of hoarding grain. Stalin sealed the border between Russia and Ukraine to ensure that news of the famine would not spread, but one journalist was able to break through to discover the truth. […]Read more "True extent of Ukraine famine revealed in British journalist’s diaries [Article]"
From the Telegraph: At night, they emerge to steal, forage and earn money from prostitution; by day, they cuddle up to the giant hot water pipes that serve public buildings. These are the street children of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine. … Many parents, unable to care for their children, consign them to orphanages. Twelve-year-old Artom is […]Read more "UK: Helping to feed Ukraine’s tunnel children"