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Unformatted text preview: Andrew Baran Henriette Recny Proposal March 4, 2008 Ukrainian Holodymor: Why is it taking so long to be labeled a genocide? Holodymor /The Ukrainian Genocide was an extremely important event in Ukraine’s cul- ture but is overlooked by other countries and is not recognized as a genocide. There were mil- lions of Ukrainian people that were starved to death by the USSR and then leader, Joseph Stalin (BBC). Ukraine is known as the “breadbasket” of Europe and is known for its fertile black earth and golden wheat. There was money to be made and the Russians knew it. On January 5, 1930, the Soviet Union started the “5-year plan,” which was also know as collectivization. Collectiv- ized farming was the process in which Ukrainians were “liquidated as a class” and hungered as Moscow and the Communist Party were rolling around in their riches (Gregorovich). According to Professor Vasyl Krushko, he stated in one of his studies of the famine that about twenty-five thousand people died daily in the Ukrainian villages which comes out to more than one-thousand...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 201 taught by Professor Recny during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '08