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Andriy Andriyovych Yushchenko

55655295JF008_libertymedalPersonally I learned about famine from my grandmother. My mother till now has a bag of zwiebacks in the attic. Only in my village more then 600 people died of hunger in 1933. My wife lost her aunts. I think it has touched each of us. Remembering this fact can and must consolidate our nation.

 

– Viktor Andriiovych Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-2010). His father, Andriy Andriyovych Yushchenko (1919-1992), fought in the “Great Patriotic War” — the name Russia gave for the Second World War (1941-1945). Andriy Yushchenko survived imprisonment in concentration camps in Poland and Germany, including Auschwitz-Birkenau. Viktor Yushchenko’s mother died in 2005, weeks after her son won the national Presidential election and personally achieved international recognition of the Holodomor. Before entering politics Yushchenko was Ukraine’s chief central banker.

Death by Hunger

Only a few years ago far from Washington and on the opposite side of the world the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko declared November 21 a day of national mourning in honor of ten million victims of Terror-Famine of the Ukraine known as the Holodomor (“Death by Hunger” in Ukrainian pronounced with a “G” as in “Golo”).

In fact, as terrible as it really was maybe the death toll was as high as 14.5 million as declared by former Soviet Premier Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev. Impossible? Unthinkable? Why? Gorbachev had supreme authority and access to the most secret Soviet archives. Or, perhaps the true death figure is “between three and six million”. Or, as “claimed from six to eleven million lives, depending on how the estimates are made”. (Martin Malia, The Soviet Tragedy, A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991, NY: Free Press-Macmillan, 1994, 1999;Orest Subtelny, Ukraine, A History, Univ. of Toronto Press,1988, 1994, 415)

The first step in liquidation of a people is to erase its memory.

“The first step in liquidation of a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history.

Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was,” writes Czech author Milan Kundera about life under communist dictatorship in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1978)

During World War II over 20 million Soviet people were killed

The official Soviet encyclopedia (1978) statistics state: “During this war over 20 million Soviet people were killed including many peaceful citizens. On the territory of Ukraine alone the Hitlerites destroyed over 5 million people and more than 2 million people were carried off into slavery to Germany.” … “Even if we accept the conservative figure offered by Prof. Kondufor (during Soviet rule it should be mentioned), Ukraine’s loss of about 7.5 million people is greater than the total military loss of the USA, Canada, British Commonwealth, France, Germany and Italy all put together.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the total military losses of these countries in World War II was 4,305,214. The statistics are: USA 292,100; British Commonwealth 544,596 (including 39,139 Canadians); France 210,671 (+107,847 civilians); Germany 2,850,000, and Italy 300,000. In conclusion it seems reasonable to estimate that because of the German occupation and the Soviet repression from 1939 to 1945 during World War II, that Ukraine lost about 10,000,000 citizens or one Ukrainian out of four.”(Ukrainska Radyanska Entsyklopedia, Kyiv 1978, v. 2, 152 cited by A. Gregorovich; italics added)

Did Hitler or Stalin during WW II kill the most Ukrainians?

For ill-fated Ukraine more horrific tragedy would follow the Holodomor as it escalates into a larger more terrible world catastrophe and realignment of world power. “The great puzzle is: Did Hitler or Stalin during WW II kill the most Ukrainians?”, Gregorovich asks hauntingly.

Unfortunately, this is a most relevant question and no more absurd than the silence of the West to ignore it. And ever more so relevant today with Genocide currently inflicted on defenseless populations in various forms. His reply is no less creepy: “Hitler’s crimes in Ukraine have been better documented and are better known. Stalin said that history is written by the winners. As a victor over Nazi Germany Stalin’s USSR was able to hide its Genocide of Ukrainians. After the war Stalin conceded that 7 million Soviet citizens died but we know he concealed the real figures.” Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in 1961, set the death toll in the USSR at 20 million and this seems to be an accurate accounting. More recently Moscow has set figures as high as 25 million; in Washington in 1990 Gorbachev declared 27 million dead but he may have included non-combat deaths as well. (F. Wilheilm Christians, Paths to Russia, from War to Peace, NY: Macmillan, 1990)

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