Gareth Jones

[bas relief by Oleh Lesiuk]



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Complete Soviet Articles & Background Information


Précis of Gareth's Soviet Famine Articles


All Published Articles




Tell Them We Are Starving




Eyewitness to the Holodomor



More Than Grain of Truth



Manchukuo Incident





'Are you Listening NYT?'  U.N. Speech - Nov 2009


Gareth Recognised at Cambridge - Nov 2009


Reporter and the Genocide - Rome, March 2009


Order of Freedom Award -Nov 2008


Premiere of 'The Living' Documentary Kyiv - Nov 2008


Gareth Jones 'Famine' Diaries - Chicago 2008


Aberystwyth Memorial Plaque 2006





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Another anecdote that he had heard in Kharkoff was that of a louse and a pig meeting on the frontier of the Soviet Union.  The louse was going into Russia while the pig was leaving.  “Why are you coming into Russia?” asked the pig.  “I am coming” the louse replied, “because in Germany the people are so clean that I cannot find a single place to rest my head.  So I am entering the Soviet Union.  But why are you leaving Russia?”  The pig answered:  “In Russia today the people are eating what we pigs used to eat, so there is nothing left for me, and so I am saying goodbye”.  Gareth was to see proof of this in the market where a slice of doughy black bread was selling at the exorbitant price of one rouble [(2/-) or equivalent to about 24 loaves of bread in 1933].

The Frankfurt Rally that Gareth attended in 1933.

Gareth with his Mother

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