As reported in the Western Producer of May 8, 2008, in late April 2008 a delegation of Ukrainians came to the steps of the Saskatchewan Legislature with a message for the people of Saskatchewan. A holodomor (A Ukrainian name for a great famine) has been imposed on the farming peasants of Ukraine, by the Stalin Communist Government. A claim of 10 million Ukrainians starved to death (one third of the population) in the heart of Europe’s breadbasket in the years 1932-33.
The delegation explained to the Saskatchewan MLA’s and media how the Stalin Communist Government accomplished that deed.
1. The Stalin Communist Government seized the farming families land.
2. They seized the farming families’ livestock – chickens, hogs, cattle (meat and milk) sheep and horses etc.
3. They also seized the farming families’ grain. Not only that, they went about confiscating food and insisting on internal passports with the exception of farmers. The Ukrainians also claim Stalins military encircled the entire Ukraine (approximately 10,000 kilometers of border) to keep starving Ukrainians from escaping into Russia in search of food.
But this Ukrainian horror story is beginning to come apart at the seams. What was not explained how is it the remaining 20 million Ukrainians did not starve to death? Where did that massive tonnage of food come from to keep the 20 million alive?
Not all that surprising the population demographers claim the population of the Ukraine increased for the years 1932-33, not decreased 10 million (Google)
What is even more surprising the Ukrainians own Concise encyclopedia (Vol. I, page 201) shows and increasing population for the Ukraine in the years of 1932-33, not a 10 million decline.
What is becoming clear this fraudulent story is one of the many lies told to vilify the Soviet people and their government?
A fair question would be why do the Harper and Wall governments continue spreading this propaganda? A real story about the Ukraine and the people is yet to be told starting when Hitler’s army invaded the Western Ukraine (1941). It is well worth researching.
Henry Neufeld - Waldeck