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UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE, 1932-1933
Mr. Charles Schlacks, Jr.,
Publisher, proudly announces the publication of the
Holodomor 70th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Canadian-American
Slavic Studies, Vol. 37, No. 3, Fall 2003.
Holodomor: The Ukrainian Genocide, 1932-1933, can be ordered from the
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The journal features the
Genocide. Ten Million. Holodomor," by Peter Borisow,
President of the Hollywood Trident Foundation and the Genocide Awareness
Foundation. Mr. Borisow's article focuses on the fact that it is
necessary to correct the erroneous perception that
Holodomor was a weather-generated event, as is the common public perception
gained through the use of the term, "famine."
Margaret Siriol Colley and Nigel
Linsan Colley wrote, "Gareth Jones: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness,"
an article based on the British reporter Gareth Jones' articles (including
those that first broke the news of the Holodomor to the west), diaries, and
letters, as well as official British government documents, and letters from
former Prime Minister, David Lloyd George.
Dr. Daria Darewych's article, "Images
and Evocations of the Famine-Genoide in Ukrainian Art," is enhanced by
16 exemplary illustrations. Dr. Darewych is the President of the
Shevchenko Society of Canada, and is a Professor of Art History at York
University. Her article explains the reasons why, because of the
political oppression pervasive in the USSR, there was, of political necessity,
a dearth of artistic images dealing with the Holodomor until the recently
achieved freedom of expression permitted the subject to be artistically
Dr. James E. Mace, Professor of
Political Science at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University contributed
his article, "Is the Ukrainian Genocide a Myth?" Citing
Stalin's letter to Kaganovich of 11 September 1932, he points out the
unquestionable fact that the genocidal aspects of the Holodomor were both
known and condoned at the highest level of the Stalinist regime.
"The Holodomor: 1932-1933,"
by Guest Editor Cheryl A. Madden, provides an overview of the Holodomor, and
makes use of a variety of international and multi-ethnic sources to support
its various points. Ms. Madden also contributed the Introduction, "A
Selective Annotated Bibliography of Books in English Regarding the Holodomor
and Stalinism," and her review of the book of primary source famine-appeal
letters, We'll Meet Again in Heaven: German-Russians Write Their American
Relatives, 1925-1937, by Ronald J. Vossler.
Johan Ohman, a Ph.D. candidate at
Lund University in Sweden, addresses the ways in which Ukrainian
subjugation by the USSR, especially as demonstrated by the ravages
inflicted upon the populace by the Holodomor, influenced the formation of both
national, and personal identities. He also discusses how these subjects,
as well as Ukrainian history in general, are presented in Ukrainian textbooks.
"The Holodomor of 1932-1933,
as Presented in Drama and the Issue of Blame," by Dr. Larissa M. L.
Zaleska Onyshkevych, President of the Shevchenko Society of America, explores
the Holodomor-related works of the playwrights, Yuriy
Yanovskyi, Serhiy Kokot-Ledianskyi, and Bohdan Boychuk. As with visual
arts, the problem of Soviet control of all aspects of life prohibited these
writers, and others, to present the Holodomor in its horrible truth and
vastness. While in the thrall of the Soviet Union, these writers could mention
the ravages of the Holodomor only through the use of veiled allusions, or in
publications written by the Diaspora and/or published in the west. Once
the collapse of the Soviet Union removed the threat of fast and sure reprisals
against the artist, his work, and his family members, artists and writers were
freed to relate the once-captive history of their people.
Orysia Paszczak Tracz translated
primary source testimonies from the book edited by Lidia Borysivna Kovalenko
and Volodymyr Antonovych, Holod 33: A National Memorial Book.
Mrs. Tracz is an Ukrainian ethnographer, translator, and frequent contributor
to The Ukrainian Weekly. The variety, and yet universality of
experiences suffered by those providing testimonies for this book express the
profound influence of the terrors these people witnessed and never forgot.