Latest News Relating to the Memory of Gareth Jones
Sunday October 30th 2022
A plaque in remembrance of Gareth Jones was unveiled in the presence of the Mayor of Barry and the Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, Barry, Wales on Sunday, 30 October 2022.
Please see here for a speech that was given at the event by Gareth’s great nephew Philip Colley.
Speakers: • Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk, Professor of Political Geography at the Royal Military College, a Fellow of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association • Rob Phillips, Archivist, Welsh Political Archive at the National Library of Wales • Loryl MacDonald, Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections, and Director of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library • Ksenya Kiebuzinski (chair), Head of the Petro Jacyk Resource Centre, co-Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at CERES, University of Toronto
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, CERES, University of Toronto Libraries
August 11th 2020 5pm on ZOOM
Eyewitness to History - Gareth Vaughan Jones
Join the National Library of Wales for the latest in their 'Curators Present' series with Rob Phillips (Welsh Political Archive). His talk will feature some of the material in the Gareth Jones collection of personal papers, letter and diaries that chronicle the remarkable life of this young Welsh journalist who broke the story of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1933 and who witnessed some of the great events of the earlier 20th century.
Here is the link to get a free 'ticket' and also the link to the session:
August 1st 2020
Gareth's extensive travels in the Far East have attracted less attention than his commentaries on the holodomor but there is considerable interest in the release of Mr Jones. The Japanese version of The Big Issue will be publishing an interview with James Norton, star of the film, in their August issue.
July 31st 2020
The Kyiv City Council confirmed plans to name a street in Kyiv "Gareth Jones Lane".
The lane is located in Shevchenkivskyi district of the Ukrainian capital; it is now known as Project Lane 13120.
CLICK HERE for article.
June 21st 2020
Mr Jones showing on Sky Premiere tonight in the UK. Links may work in Europe too.
CLICK HERE for listing.
June 20th 2020
In memory of Nigel Colley who created this website. He would have been 60 on June 20th 2020.
February 5th 2020
Published for the first time in full, Philip Colley’s article revealing the true story behind the film Mr Jones. CLICK HERE to read the article
January 26th 2020
Mr. Jones, the film starring James Norton, is going on general release in the UK on February 7th 2020, telling the story of Gareth's reporting of the Holodomor. It goes without saying that it tells only a small part of Gareth's life.
To coincide with the launch of Mr. Jones we are issuing a second revised edition of More than a Grain of Truth, the definitive biography of Gareth, originally published back in 2005 but long since out of print. Nigel had hoped to prepare a revised edition, but since his death, the task has fallen to his partner Naomi Field. The e-book is available on Amazon and a 'Print on Demand' version will be available very shortly.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK has placed a wreath in memory of former
Aberystwyth University student Gareth Jones who exposed the Ukraine famine
of 1932-33. Minister-Counsellor Andriy Marchenko travelled to Aberystwyth
on Thursday 23 November for the wreath-laying ceremony at the University’s
Old College in the presence of Elizabeth Treasure, University Vice
For more information about the commemoration event, then please
CLICK HERE to visit Aberystwyth University's website's news page...
CLICK HERE for the
of London's 'Tweet' of the event.
To see photos & coverage of the unveiling of the Gareth Jones Tri-Lingual
plaque in 2006, then please
For Nigel Colley's ceremony remarks then
passages from Gareth's 1933 Famine Diaries (& other papers) at The National
Library of Wales
[For a larger photos, then please click thumbnails
Pictured from L to R:
Nigel Colley, Linda Tomas (NLW Librarian), Minister-Counsellor Andriy Marchenko
& Katerina Stivasari-Jones (acting Director of the University's International
Pictured from L to R:
Anton Tymofieiev (First Secretary at the Ukrainian Embassy), Rob Phillips
(NLW Welsh Political Archive) & Katerina Stivasari-Jones.
Pictured from L to R:
Pedr ap Llwyd (Director of NLW Collections and Public Programmes),
Linda Tomas, Nigel Colley & Andriy Marchenko.
Proudly presenting a souvenir
copy of; 'Tell Them We are Starving' (Gareth Jones'
2015 published, translated transcriptions of his 1993 Soviet
Diaries) to Deputy Ambassador, Andriy Marchenko.
To view high
resolution copies of Gareth's 1933 Famine Diaries online, then
November 15th 2017
During a Welsh Political
Assembly Plenary on 15 November 2017, Mick Antoniw AM delivered a 90-Second
Statement at the Welsh Assembly, as a tribute to Welsh investigative journalist, Gareth Jones
November 7th 2017
#Holodomor 85th Anniversary Inaugural Event; Congressional Briefing
Washington, DC - November 7, 2017
Members of Congress, foreign dignitaries, great nephew of Gareth Jones, experts
Pulitzer Prize-winning author,
Anne Applebaum in publicising her new academic Holodomor book; 'Red
Famine' wrote an article almost entirely about Gareth Jones' exposure of the
Holodomor (& in relation to Walter Duranty's New York Times'
'cover-up') in 'The Atlantic' magazine entitled; 'How Stalin Hid
Ukraine's Famine From the World' ...and the foreign press corps helped
cover up the catastrophe'...
CLICK HERE for article
September 28th 2017
Anne Applebaum whilst
interviewed by Edward Lucas at a promotional book talk in London
(organised by the EBRD and the Ukrainian Institute) for her new Holodomor publication; 'Red Famine'
addresses Gareth Jones' pivotal role in internationally exposing the Holodomor
(@ 42 minutes) into
this YouTube video:
September 14th 2017
Chicago Public Radio interview 'Worldview' hosted by Jerome McDonnell
interviewing Nigel Colley on 'Fake News: A Lesson from the Past"
where I discussed & compared Russian 'fake news' of today with Walter
Duranty's master-class of denial of the Holodomor in March 1933 in his
unashamed denigration of Garth Jones' first-hand & truthful famine
CLICK HERE to listen to the WBEZ radio programme [Or
CLICK HERE for a downloadable MP3 copy of the podcast].
on RHS thumbnail image for a higher resolution photo of Nigel with Jerome
McDonnell during the recording in the WBEZ studio.]
- With gracious thanks to the 'Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities
International' for their organisation in facilitating this interview...
March 18th, 2017
The Unknown Journalist Brave Enough To Expose Stalin’s Secrets |
Doing the right thing cost him his life. Article/blog by Ilana Gordon of OMGFacts.com Click Here for article.
February 20th, 2017
Holodomor movie premiere of Bitter Harvest in London, in which
Gareth's role in exposing the 1933 famine-genocide is briefly alluded to
- & in which Gareth is portrayed by being arrested and then his
trademark, thick-rimmed spectacles are later seen symbolically crushed
on a street pavement.
In appreciation of the above film scene's recognition of
Gareth Jones role in internationally exposing the Holodomor in 1933, then at
the London premiere on 20th February 2017, Nigel Linsan Colley (great
nephew of Gareth Jones) is pictured below showing as a curio, an actual pair of Gareth
Jones' boyhood spectacles (which Gareth can be also seen wearing, aged about
10, circa 1915), to Ian Ihnatowycz, the film's Producer...
For more information about Bitter Harvest including film reviews, then please Click Here.
December 11th 2016
Full interview with Ray Gamache on his new paperback edition of "Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor", South Portland, Maine, USA, 11 December 2016.
April 7th 2016
of “Tell Them We Are Starving”: The 1933 Soviet Diaries of Gareth
Jones by Anne Applebaum in the New York Review of Books, entitled
'The Victory of Ukraine' can be seen
HERE online. This three-book joint review by Anne Applebaum also included; "The
Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine" by Serhii Plokhy,
Harvard University (pictured here on a visit to Cambridge in 2012, with
myself, Nigel Colley & Dr. Rory Finnin, Head of the Slavonic Studies
department, Cambridge University) and Dr Ray Gamache's own biography;
Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor.
Jan 28th 2016
The British Library (via a formal request from the National Library of Wales) has deemed this Gareth Jones website worthy of historical archiving. A mirror copy of this website (taken on this date) can now be seen HERE at UK Web Archive.
Nov 28th 2015
Правди: Ґарет Джонс - PEOPLE OF TRUTH: GARETH JONES. As part of this year's
Holodomor Commemorations by the Ukrainian Government through the
Ukrainian Institute of National Memory are holding in
honour 'People of Truth' & especially Gareth for his 1933 newspaper
Click Here for more details in the original Ukrainian article &
Here for an English translation.
May 22nd 2015
Them We Are Starving - The 1933 Soviet Diaries of Gareth Jones."
This publication by the Kashtan Press contains high resolution facsimiles &
corresponding full transcriptions (including translations from Russian,
Ukrainian, German & Welsh)) of Gareth's three journalist notebooks detailing
his unique record of a three week fact-finding trip to the USSR in March
Geoffery Luck, former ABC reporter & editor wrote an opinion column in The Australian newspaper entitled; 'Putin Resumes the Big Lie' in which Gareth's role in exposing the Holodomor is cited in relation to the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger jet MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. CLICK HERE to view the article on The Australian's website.
June 8th 2014
Transmission date (Sun 8th June at 8pm) has been announced for Welsh television's S4C's hour-long, new documentary about Gareth; entitled; 'Hitler, Stalin and the Boy from Barry', presented by Guto Harri (current worldwide Director of Communications for Rupert Murdoch) and produced by Wynford Jones (for Tinopolis).
Guto Harri seeks out the history of journalist Gareth Jones, a Welsh speaker, who broke the story about one the 20th Century's worst atrocities; the famine in Russia and Ukraine during the rule of Stalin. Gareth Jones was murdered whilst on the trail of another scoop in China. Who murdered him and why is his work still causing controversy to this day?
Click Here for S4C's online pre-publicity for the programme by Guto Harri entitled; 'The Remarkable Life of a Forgotten Reporter'.
To view the programme online until about the 13 July then CLICK HERE
June 7th 2014
Guto Harri has written a full page article in the Western Mail's Saturday magazine entitled: "Re-tracing the 'heroic though insane excursion' of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones".Click Here to view it on the 'This Is Wales'' website.
June 5th 2014
BBC Online Welsh Language News 'Cymru Fyw' publshed an article by Alun Jones entitled " Cofio gwaith y newyddiadurwr 'dewr' Gareth Jones" (Remembering the work of the work of the 'brave journalist' Gareth Jones). Click Here.
May 23rd 2014
Half-page political commentary in The Times of London by columnist Ben Macintyre demanding due return of Duranty's Pulitzer Prize.
FYI - I am still awaiting (even after 11-years) a considered reply from the New York Times over revocation of their ill-gotten Pulitzer of Walter Duranty - Click Here for my
own & my late mother's original correspondence with the NYT back in 2003.
March 24th 2014
CLICK HERE to view Andrew Stuttaford's excellent review of Dr. Ray Gamache's book; Gareth Jones: An Eyewitness to the Holodomor in The Weekly Standard entiled; 'Hunger for Truth; The Silence that Came with Starvation in Ukraine'.
New publication: Gareth Jones: Y Dyn
oedd yn Gwybod Gormod by Alun Gibbard
Category: Biography History
Part of the series: Stori Sydyn
Teitl yn y gyfres o gyfrolau byr a chyflym Stori Sydyn. Stori'r
newyddiadurwr rhyfeddol o'r Bari, Gareth Jones. Daeth yn enwog fel
newyddiadurwr a ddatgelodd y newyn yn yr Iwcrain yn y tridegau. Bu farw yn
30 mlwydd oed dan amgylchiadau amheus yn y Dwyrain Pell.
CLICK HERE for purchasing details and
for a review by Trefor Jones from The Welsh Book Council.
December 2, 2013
WIT (World Information
Transfer) UN Conference at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City. Dr Ray Gamache's
speech "Commemorating Holodomor; Reflections on a Tragedy".
This speech can be read in English, Russian & Ukrainian HERE
Nov 5 & 6th 2013
Measure of the Holodomor" - a 2-day UA HES (Ukrainian Historical
Encounters) Special Event: at the Princeton Club, New York City.
Wed 6th 10:50 am – 12:00 pm — Session IX: "The Holodomor Through
the Prism of Contemporaneous Mass Media"
Moderator: Halyna Hryn [Harvard University]
Nigel Colley [Gareth Jones Archives]/Andrew Stuttaford [NRO]
Serhii Cipko [University of Alberta].
[Pictured (from L to R) Andrew Stuttaford, Nigel Colley & Halyna Hryn.]
CLICK HERE for Nigel Colley's paper entitled: "Gareth Jones - "When
the Holodomor Makes the News…"
Nov 1st 2013
Cardiff Western Mail Aled Blake's article entitled: "Ukraine will survive Russia's bullying and become a major European power.
Columnist Aled Blake on the power struggle over the future of Ukraine and the role of a heroic Welsh journalist exposing Stalin's greatest crime." CLICK HERE to view online.
June 20th 2013
London Book Launch / Public Lecture
of Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Thursday 20th June at the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain,
Shevchenko Library & Archive, 49 Linden Gardens, London,
W2 4HG from 6.30pm.
To view a PDF transcript of Dr Ray Gamache's presentation entitled; "Ethical
Dimensions of Famine Reporting: Gareth Jones and the ‘Journalism of
Attachment’’" then please
from the London Book Launch at the AUGB
Ray Gamache with Ashley Drake
(Publisher) & Helen Drake from the Welsh Academic Press.
Dr Ray Gamache delivering
his presentation on the journalistic ethics of reporting a famine.
Click on thumbnails for higher resolution.]
Fedir Kurlak, Chief
Executive of the AUGB with Ashley Drake, Ray Gamache & Nigel Colley
Ray Gamache with his sister
Aileen (pictured left) and wife Jane (right).
Taras Melnyk (right) from
the Rochdale AUGB, whose Borough Council first recognised the
Holodomor as a genocide in 2008.
June 18th 2013
Cardiff Book Launch / Public Lectureof Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Tuesday 18th June at the Norwegian Church
Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, from 6-7.30pm.
Dr Ray Gamache with host, Mick Antoniw, AM at the Cardiff book launch (Click on thumbnail above for higher resolution).
For a full
page article in The Western Mail, by Chief Reporter, Martin Shipman
entitled: 'Welsh journalist hailed one of greatest 'eyewitnesses
of truth' for exposing '30s Soviet famine' & published on 20th
June, then Please
June 17th 2013
Aberystwyth Book Launch / Public
Lectureof Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Monday 17th June at the Arts Centre Cinema, Aberystwyth
University (Penglais Campus)
Welsh TV Coverage
Gamache's presentation at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre
To view S4C presenter Rhodri Davies' Welsh TV coverage on their daily magazine programme 'Heno'
(Tonight) broadcasted on Tues 18th June, of Ray Gamache's new book launch, then please
CLICK HERE [N.B. For a
transcribed English translation of the TV piece, then please
Ray Gamache at the
Gareth Jones Tri-lingual Memorial Plaque at the Old College,
Aberystwyth, pictured with Prof. Aled Jones, Senior Pro
Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University/designate Chief
Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales and Nigel
Colley. [Click on thumbnail for larger photo.]
Jun 11th 2013
Gareth's famine reports were briefly noted in a 1/2 hour UK Parliamentary debate at Westminster Hal by Pauline Latham MP in calling for the British Government to recognise the Holodomor as a genocide. In reply (and with some sophistry) David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe argued on behalf of HMG; 'Genocide has a defined status in international law, following the 1948 UN genocide convention. The
holodomor predates the establishment of the concept of genocide in international law and the convention was not drafted to apply retrospectively.'
To read Hansard's transcript of this Holodomor debate then please CLICK HERE or view the video on
Parliamentary TV, then click the "expand" button below:
May 23rd - Sept 6th 2013
London Exhibition - Gareth's former gentlemen's club in London The Reform Club, has organised a small exhibition about his life entitled; 'Gareth Jones - A Man who Knew Too Much'.
The exhibition will run from 23 May – 6 September this year at
The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5EW For the first time in the club's history, the exhibition will be
open to the general public on Friday afternoons from 2-5pm. Entry; Free of Charge. For further details about admission, then please contact the Club directly:
. [Please note that the Club's 'Dress Code' will apply (CLICK
HERE to see the Club's Dress Code'.)]
If you are unable to attend the exhibition (or as a further informational companion; after having visited), then please CLICK HERE for a 'virtual' tour.
May 22nd 2013
Three newly discovered articles of Gareth's, found by Dr Ray Gamache in 2012
from The Star newspaper, a former popular London evening newspaper.
Unfortunately, this series of 'light weight' articles' title, 'My Russian
Diary' indicates that not all of Gareth's dairies survived and their
style is more tabloid in nature than those written in The Times or
CLICK HERE to view PDFs of these three articles.
July 6th 2012
After 15-months in the making, filmmakers George Carey & Teresa Cherfas will be re-screening their documentary entitled; 'Hitler, Stalin & Mr Jones' at the Frontline Club, London on Friday July 6th with a Q&A afterwards...
July 5th 2012
At 9pm on Thursday, 5th July, BBC4's Storyville series will be premiering their 80-minute documentary entitled; 'Hitler, Stalin and Mr Jones' :
"Storyville: an investigation into who killed Welsh journalist Gareth Jones. Jones's greatest scoop was to reveal the starvation to death of millions in 1930s Ukraine, caused by Stalin's policies. A portrait emerges of a fiercely bright young man who preferred a journalist's life of courage and danger which took him from small town Wales to even hitching a lift in Hitler's private jet. However, in a 1930s world of competing ideologies, there existed a fine line between journalism and spying. This film explores to what extent this dual role, and taking on Stalin, may have contributed to his early death on the plains of Mongolia."
For the BBC Storyville's website announcement of the documentary, then please CLICK HERE.
Or, a full 100 minute version can be seen below, as found on Youtube in December 2015:
March 17th, 2012
The AUGB (Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain) published a two-page tribute to Siriol Colley in their 'Ukrainian Thought' newspaper's reporting of her Memorial Service held in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 3rd March 2012. CLICK HERE to see a PDF copy of Fedir Kurlak's article.
January 13th, 2012
But They Are Only Russians - BBC
Radio 4 - 11.am
"Truth-tellers and cover-up artists: John Sweeney
takes a classic example from Stalin's great famine of the 1930s which killed
up to 10 million peasants, with a famous and feted journalist Walter Duranty
reporting in the New York Times that there was no famine and very few
deaths, and ridiculing another journalist, Gareth Jones (once David Lloyd
George's private secretary), who had defied a state ban to go and see the
suffering for himself, and reported the horrible truth. Duranty later won a
Pulitzer; Jones was killed in China in mysterious circumstances."
HERE for the BBC Radio 4 Website for more details
For an The Western Mail's interview with John Sweeney about the programme, entitled; 'Was Western Mail journalist Gareth Jones killed for defying Stalin?', then please CLICK HERE
November 21st, 2011
Following the sad death of Margaret Siriol Colley on Sunday 20th
November after her three year battle against cancer, the Gareth Jones presentation at the National Press Club in Washington DC was
dedicated to the memory of her remarkable life.
CLICK HERE to see Nigel's Colley short prologue in dedicating his NPC speech to the memory his late mother, Siriol. (PDF format)
CLICK HERE for Nigel Colley's speech in which he provides
documentary evidence of The New York Times' 'deliberate deception' of the American public of knowingly parroting Stalinist propaganda in relation to the
Ukrainian famine-genocide of 1932-33 (PDF format).
CLICK HERE for all accompanying
speech's images in MS PowerPoint format.
CLICK HERE for The Colley's 2003
correspondence with the New York Times & the Pulitzer Committee.
[Click on above thumbnails for larger images.]
Nigel with his daughter, Rachael & NPC moderator Peter Hickman.
CLICK HERE fot The Epoch Times coverage of the event, entitled: 'Due Recognition Sought for Reporter of 1930s Ukraine Famine'.
CLICK HERE for a PDF of legible newspaper images of Yaro Bihun's 'special article' for The Ukrainian Weekly, dated Sunday 18th November.
For the Ukrainian Weekly's Friday 25th November's coverage of the DC events
November 20th 2011
Following Siriol's sudden death, on of all
commemorative days; 'Holodomor Sunday', then links to online tributes can be found below:
BBC Wales - CLICK HERE for the original Welsh language version (& CLICK HERE for Google's English language translation).
Ukrainian Weekly Obituary - 18th December 2011 - CLICK HERE for a PDF of legible Newspaper images of the Editor, Roma
CLICK HERE for Andrew Stuttaford's (& long-time good 'Friend of Gareth Jones' ) kind words of eulogy for The National Review.
CLICK HERE for the Ukrainian newspaper; The Day's news story (in Ukrainian) by
Dmitry Drozdovskii, from the Shevchenko Institute of Literature,
from 25th November 2011. [Or CLICK HERE for Google's translation into English.]
The 76th anniversary of Gareth's murder on 12th
August 1935 was marked by a published letter in the Barry & District News
entitled; 'Man to be Proud of...'
CLICK HERE to view Christopher Short's letter.
July 11th, 2011
a trip to Aberystwyth in July 2011, the Gareth Jones' Famine & Hitler
Diaries were bequeathed to
Alan Green, the Librarian at the National Library of Wales' Political
CLICK HERE to see pages 2 & 3 of the Welsh Political Archive's annual
magazine coverage of the event.
May 5th 2011
On Nov 30, 1934, Gareth was the house guest of architect, Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin, Wisconsin, CLICK HERE to see a PDF which includes a personally inscribed copy of Lloyd Wright's Autobiography, a photo of Mr & Mrs Lloyd Wright and another of Gareth with Mrs Lloyd Wright (as seemingly Mrs Wright was unable to take one of Gareth & Mr Lloyd Wright). Also included is a copy of Gareth' Western Mail article relating to his visit...
May 3rd, 2011
CLICK HERE to listen to a repeat broadcast from last year of a 10-minute, BBC World Service radio programme entitled 'Witness' about the 'Ukrainian Famine' by their reporter Alan Johnston (who himself had in 2007 been kidnapped in Gazza, though thankfully released after four months' captivity - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Johnston ).
April 8th, 2011
Welsh History Month - Following academic
research of Gareth's extensive archives at the National Library of Wales in
August 2010, Dr Toby Thacker (Cardiff University) wrote an article published
in Gareth's old newspaper, The Western Mail as part of for 'Welsh History
Month' in April 2011 in which he gave a considered appraisal of the
historical importance from a Welsh viewpoint of Gareth's incisive
CLICK HERE to view the article..
March 21st, 2011
Gareth's private correspondence to his family & Lloyd George before, during and after his 1933 trip to the Soviet Union have now been transcribed. CLICK HERE to see an 8mb PDF with legible images of his letters with adjacent transcriptions.
November 20th 2010
For Nigel Colley's PowerPoint presentation "Gareth Jones Diaries & their Association with Sergiy Bukovski's Documentary 'The Living'" at the Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, then please CLICK HERE.
This presentation details the chronology; from the chance discovery of the Gareth Jones' famine diaries in a small suitcase in Barry, South Wales (having laid unseen for almost 50 years), through to their first transcription in 2006 in Illinois, their 'treatment' within Sergiy Bukovsky's 2008 film; 'The Living' and then the worldwide publicity generated thereafter. The presentation also indicates how the recent international recognition of both Gareth and the Holodomor are seemingly inextricably entwined...
October 2nd 2010
Gareth was cited by The Guardian in their review of Roy Hattersley's new book on Lloyd George, "The Great Outsider", in which journalist,
To take another example: did Hattersley think that the papers and published articles of Gareth Jones, private secretary and speech-writer to Lloyd George during two significant years (1930-1932), were utterly insignificant? Jones (murdered in Mongolia in 1935) doesn't even rate a mention."
In asking a (general knowledge), 'Starter Question' on the now, almost 50-year old, British TV
institution; University Challenge, arguably the UK's most-esteemed, political journalist (and in the video here above, as part-time question master), Jeremy Paxman recognises both the Holodomor and also Gareth's forgotten role in exposing it. So, perhaps in the eyes of the BBC, both the Holodomor and Gareth have now both seemingly gone from, 'airbrushed' obscurity to mainstream academically historical' fact'!
A shame though, that the show's contestants were so ill-informed on the subject of the Holodomor, but nevertheless, following the programme's first broadcast, that night, this website had over 20,000 additional visitors...
(First Broadcast on BBC Two, 8:00pm Mon, 27 Sep 2010)
CLICK HERE for the
Wake entry on BBC's University Challenge - BARB (broadcasters Audience
Research Board) Viewing figures for week-ending 19th September 2010 gave the programme 2.58 million viewers.
And, CLICK HERE for Youtube's links of a
précis of Jeremy Paxman's trademark, rottweilingly-inquisitive, political TV interviews :
August 4th 2010
CLICK HERE to listen to the BBC World Service's radio programme by John Sweeny entitled; 'Useful Idiots'
The phrase 'useful idiots', supposedly Lenin's, refers to Westerners duped into saying good things about bad regimes. In political jargon it was used to describe Soviet sympathisers in Western countries and the attitude of the Soviet government towards them. Useful idiots, in a broader sense, refers to Western journalists, travellers and intellectuals who gave their blessing – often with evangelistic fervour – to tyrannies and tyrants, thereby convincing politicians and public that utopias rather than Belsens thrived.
January 19th, 2010
Special afternoon screening of 'The Living' at the National Library of Wales, the home of Gareth archives. For ticket details please CLICK HERE
January 18th, 2010
Welsh Premiere of The Living at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre in the
the director, Sergij Bukovski and the Welsh Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones.
For more details and free tickets CLICK HERE
December 23rd 2009
Newly discovered conference report of the twelfth annual meeting of the Institute of World Affairs in California, where Gareth delivered a controversial key note speech on the 15th December 1934. Here, he blamed the 5-Year plan of Collectivisation as 'a harbinger of famine' and that the 'exile of five million Kulaks was one of the most brutal crimes in European history.' His damning remarks of the Bolsheviks would certainly have been unfavourably noted by Moscow and one moth later his three very vitriolic, anti-Soviet US syndicated articles for Randolph Hearst may well have been reason enough for him to effectively 'silenced'? CLICK HERE to read a newspaper report of his
Institute of World Affairs' conference address.
November 23rd 2009
CLICK HERE for Nigel
Colley's speech at the opening of a Holodomor exhibition at the UN in New York
entitled; 'Are you Listening, The New York Times?'
November 13th 2009
Gareth recognised at Cambridge with an exhibition (until mid-December)
commemorating his life and featuring his unique diaries at The Wren Library.
HERE visiting details at The Wren's website.
CLICK HERE to see information about the
exhibit and with links to over 180 newspaper articles related to this story as
well as links to TV coverage. In the week following all the media interest of
Cambridge, this Gareth Jones website received over 100,000 individual hits; such
is the power of the press!
March 21st 2009
Transcriptions and images of Gareth's diary notes of his flight with
Hitler on the 23rd February 1933, his attendance at a Nazi Rally (where he
compared the oratory of Hitler with Lloyd George) on the same day, followed by a
private interview with Goebbels can be seen HERE
with cross-references to his accompanying articles.
March 13th, 2009
Academic Conference: "The Reporter and the Genocide: - Gareth Jones and
the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33" at the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs,
Rome on Friday March 13th 2009. CLICK HERE for
November 22nd 2008
Gareth & Malcolm Muggeridge are posthumously presented with the Ukrainian Order
of Merit at the British 75th Holodomor Commemorations at Westminster Central
Hall, London. CLICK HERE for some photos
of the event and a link to the BBC's report.
November 21st 2008
Premiere of major new Holodomor documentary 'The Living' directed by Sergey
Bukovsky, in which Gareth's role predominantly features, with appearances of
both Nigel & Siriol Colley. Below is a full length version of Sergiy's film with English subtitles - as retrieved from Youtube in December 2015.]
July 3rd 2008
Photos from the Holodomor Remembrance Ceremony - Thursday 3rd July at the Houses
of Parliament, London.
Organised by the All Party Parliamentary Ukraine Group and the Association of
Ukrainians in Great Britain to mark the arrival of the Torch of Remembrance. CLICK
June 26th 2008
For Nigel Colley's Mau Conference speech, Kyiv
Click Here (for Word Document format)
or HERE (for HTML format) & for
accompanying PowerPoint Presentation
March 29th 2008
In commemoration of Gareth's Berlin Press Conference exposure of the
Holodomor, 75 years ago to the day, then please
CLICK HERE for an
excellent new article by Zach Barnett, who has written an article about Gareth's
exposure of the Holodomor, predominantly from information gleamed from this
website, as part of his forthcoming new book; 'The Stalin Beat'.
November 6th 2007
Images from every page of all Gareth's diaries from his visits to the USSR
in 1931 & 1933 - including his personal observations of famine conditions in
Ukraine are now published online, without transcription and available for
browsing. Click HERE for
the diary index page
February 17th 2007
Recollections of Gareth Jones - Following a Canadian radio interview
about Gareth, a relative of a listener who knew Gareth, when she was a teenage
girl contacted Gareth's family with her recollections . This correspondence has
been combined with letters of Gareth's to a Welsh hill-top farming family, who
after offering him the hospitality of a bed for the night became warm friends.
Together this correspondence helps show the moral character of Gareth and
perhaps why he dared to expose the Holodomor in an article written by Nigel
to visit the web page with the article or
Click Here for a printable Adobe acrobat page of the article
January 16th, 2007
CLICK HERE for the first page a
complete transcription and relating photos of the whole of the British Public
Records Office's recently released MI5/MI6 case files detailing the
NKVD (Soviet Secret Police) links with Wostwag & specifically their General
Manager Adam Purpiss.
[N.B. Adam Purpiss, 'kindly' provided Gareth and
his German journalist colleague, Dr. Herbert Mueller (who invited Gareth on his
fateful last journey), with the free transport, from which they were both
kidnapped - Mueller was released unharmed after two days and Gareth never
returned... Evidence HERE documents MI6's
34-year open case file on Mueller regarding their evidence that he too was also
a Soviet agent.]
These documents are put online for academic purposes to publicise the
fact that Wostwag were a little known, but very important wing of the Soviet
NKVD. These papers show amongst other things that Wostwag, were the de facto
bankers and arms dealers to the Chinese Communist party as well as that the
British secret services knew of Wostwag's Soviet links prior to Gareth's murder.
This information was never passed on to their Foreign Office colleagues and in
hindsight severely hindered the subsequent investigation into Gareth's murder by
'bandits' in Inner Mongolia.
27th - 30th Nov, 2006
Nigel Colley's Canadian Lecture Tour entitled "The
Gareth Jones Diaries - A Man Who Knew Too Much":
CLICK HERE for an extended
online PowerPoint presentation
Toronto - Monday 27th November - 7pm at the Canadian Arts
Foundation, 2118 A, Bloor Street West.
for further details.
Ottawa - Wednesday 29th November -7.30pm at St Paul University,
223 Main Street, Amphitheatre (Room 1124), Guigues hall.
for further details.
Montreal - Thursday 30th November - 2pm at McGill University,
faculty Club, 3450 McTavish.
CLICK HERE for
Montreal - Friday 1st December - 7.30pm at St. Sophia’s Church
Hall, 6270-12th Ave, Rosemount.
for further details.
For photos taken and media links relating to this very enjoyable &
successful tour of Canada then please click
23rd June 2006
25th Annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects, Urbana, University of
Illinois - Holodomor Presentation by:
Nigel Colley (The Air-brushing of Gareth Jones - with Diary
Extracts from Gareth's Unescorted March 1933 Trek through the Ukrainian
Villages along the Moscow-Sebastopol Railway Line & Later in Kharkiv)
CLICK HERE for online
Roman Serbyn, University of Quebec at Montreal (The Ukrainian Famine of
1932-33 as Genocide in the Light of U.N. Convention of 1948).
Federigo Argentieri, John Cabot University, Rome (Finding Out about a
Genocide. Armenia 1915. Ukraine 1932-33).
2nd May 2006
Gareth Jones Memorial Plaque Unveiling Ceremony -The
Old College, Aberystwyth University. For Details of Speeches, Photos, Video Clips and Media
Reporting of the event - please
2nd May 2006
BBC Wales' Coverage of the above Plaque Unveiling Event.
21st March 2006
Plaque Honouring Welsh Journalist, Gareth Jones, To Be Unveiled At
University of Wales organised by Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties
Association (UCCLA) at Aberystwyth on 2nd May 2006 - Entry Open to the Public -
Click HERE for more details. Bas
relief [Right] of Gareth Jones, prepared by Toronto sculptor, Oleh Lesiuk.
Two pieces of academic background information have been added to the
website, namely a
5th April 1933 letter to the Editor of The New York Times in outrage to
Duranty's infamous "Russians Hungry, but Not Starving" -
CLICK HERE - and a 22nd August 1933 article by the London Times' Riga
correspondent noting the travel restrictions imposed on Moscow Foreign
Correspondents - CLICK HERE.
19th November 2005
Speech Delivered by Nigel Colley for the Holodomor Panykhida on Saturday 19th
November 2005 at St Patrick's Cathedral, New York, entitled; "Gareth Jones -
Final Victim of the 1933 Holodomor..." - Click
14th November 2005
Recently discovered documents at the Public Records Office show that Dr
Herbert Mueller, who was kidnapped with Gareth from a vehicle belonging to the
NKVD, was a known communist and the Chinese representative of the Soviet Third
International. Indeed the British MI5 had a operational file open on him from
1917 to 1951 - but unfortunately never passed on their suspicions to the Foreign
Office in their 500 page investigation into Gareth's murder. For a work in
progress page of my initial findings please CLICK
HERE for PowerPoint presentation.
25th August 2005
Professor Federigo Argentieri of Cabot University, Rome and coinciding
with Gareth's 100th anniversary of his birth, wrote an Italian article in "Corriere
della Sera",entitled "Jones, inviato speciale nel genocidio ucraino
Raccontò il massacro di un popolo, Stalin lo fece uccidere" [Jones, special correspondent into the Ukrainian genocide, told of the slaughtering of
people; Stalin had him killed] in which he firmly points his murder
at the hands of the Stalin regime. Click here
for a PDF file of the actual article or here
for a web page version.
4th August 2005
Gareth's three extremely vitriolic articles
against the Stalinist regime, which were
personally commissioned by William Randolph Hearst and published in January
1935. CLICK HERE for first article. In
the second article, Gareth uses the phrase 'man-made famine to describe the
Holodomor - CLICK HERE. In the
last article, Gareth insightfully wonders if Kirov's recent murder was due
'plots within the Communist party' resulting in a new reign of Stalinist terror.
CLICK HERE for third article. After
having read these articles, you might well consider if they didn't have a direct
bearing upon Gareth's mysterious murder exactly seven months afterwards? With thanks to
all at Ukraine Weekly, but especially Irene Jarosewich, editor-in-chief of
Svoboda, for bringing these amazing and previously unknown articles to our attention.
31 July 2005
Recently posted a series of three Dr Otto Schiller's [the German
agricultural attaché in Moscow] Daily Telegraph articles from August
1933 documenting his observations of Soviet famine conditions. CLICK
27 June - 1st July 2005
James Mace Memorial Panel, Donetsk, Ukraine - Siriol & Nigel Colley and
papers on the concealment of the Holodomor by the West.
CLICK HERE for Conference Speeches.
8th January 2005
I have just transcribed some private correspondence from Walter Duranty to
H. R Knickerbocker, (from Knickerbocker's private papers at Columbia University)
including from June 1933, "The “famine” is mostly bunk
as I told you, except maybe in Kazakstan and the Alti," CLICK
13th November 2004
Nigel Colley's Holodomor Speech at St Patrick's Cathedral, New York. Click
15th October 2004
To view recently released Public Records Office Documents relating to Mr
Purpis, of Wostwag who provided Gareth with his last mode of transport before
being kidnapped, being under MI6 surveillance as NKVD agent, plus Purpiss
travelling on a false Honduran Passport, Please click
13th October 2004
A new review of Manchukuo Incident by John Plant of independent
Socialist magazine, New Interventions. in which he makes comparisons
between Gareth and the treatment of Andrew Gilligan, former BBC Radio 4 Today
correspondent, who embarrassed the Blair Government over Weapons of Mass
Destruction: "Wherever the ruling classes are able to be rid of such people, the working classes are the less well
Here to read the article.
6th October 2004
Newly acquired website acquired to be used in conjunction with new book www.garethjones.org
which will eventually become the main website.
27th September 2004
Andrew Stuttaford of the National Review has written a glowing
article on his impressions of the making of Gareth, the man, his morals,
roots and unswerving conscience to tell the truth regardless of the cost or even
the opponent.. Click
9th March 2004
"The Victim of 1930." - This End of Year article of Gareth's gives a
very accurate analysis of the world political situation, which would unfold
throughout the Nineteen-Thirties.
8th March 2004
For academic purposes only , all 13 of Duranty's Pulitzer 'Prize-winning'
1931 NYT articles can be read online in text format. To quote NYT Editor, Mr
Bill Keller on the content of these articles: "Pretty dreadful...It was a
parroting of propaganda".
Click Here to view articles
16th February 2004
"Holodomor Bid Steps Up" by Daniel Davies of the Western Mail -"THE
CAMPAIGN to strip a journalist of his Pulitzer Prize for ridiculing a Western
Mail journalist who uncovered famine under Stalin is to call for backing from
Democrat front runner John Kerry."
Click HERE to view his article.
14th February 2004
Correspondence form Siriol Colley to the New York Times seeking Public
Apology for the denigration of Gareth Jones by their former employee Walter
Duranty - including a reply from the NYT Public Office with the flippant
valediction of 'CHEERS' when discussing the famine-genocide. CLICK
HERE for our letters page.
11th February 2004
Orwell's and the Holodomor in Animal Farm – A collaborative appraisal of the
symbolism relating to the 1932-33 Soviet Ukrainian Famine.
Dr. Siriol Colley's Columbia University Speech on Gareth Jones at the Holodomor
Conference, New York. Click Here.
9th November 2003
Roman Revkniv's 3000 word article of Gareth's friend and colleague Paul
Scheffer - the first journalist to be banned by Stalin in 1933 for his honest
reporting of the Five-Year Plan.
24th October 2003
Letter from Siriol & Nigel Colley appealing to
Mr. A. O. Sulzberger,
Jr, Publisher of The New York Times, citing
new evidence from Gareth's correspondence of Ukrainian 'starvation' as early as
1930, to voluntarily return Walter Duranty's 1932 Pulitzer Prize.
CLICK HERE for transcript.
21st October 2003
U.S.House of Representatives Adopts resolution on 1932-33
Man-Made famine in Ukraine. CLICK
HERE for full Article - Courtesy of Morgan Williams at Artukraine.com .
16th October 2003
Diarmuid Johnson of 'Welsh Literature Abroad' / 'Llenyddiaeth Cymru
Dramor' has written a compelling article on Gareth from a Welsh prospective.
Click Here to view the article.
5th September 2003
Newly researched articles by Nigel Colley including corroborating
background material to an American independent reporter's famine accounts
[Whiting Williams of Cleveland, Ohio], who was probably the only Western
write about conditions in Ukraine in the Summer 1933.
31st August 2003
The winner of the 2003 Gareth Jones Travelling Scholarship has been
awarded to John Perkins, who is proposing to undertake a two-week trip to Israel
and Palestine in October. Mr Perkins, a member of staff at the University of
Wales, Bangor, has worked with Christian Aid in a voluntary capacity for twelve
years, and the aim of his trip is to promote peace and reconciliation between
Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in the area. On his return he intends
to raise understanding of these issues in Wales by way of media opportunities
and presentations to communities and churches.
CLICK HERE for details.
'Gareth Jones A
Manchukuo Incident' is a magnificent book. It reads so easily. In the first half
we read Jones' own writings, and in the second we try to solve the mystery of
his murder. Author Margaret Colley has made a very positive first effort to
piece it all together. So skillfuly, in fact, that when you start reading you
simply cannot help but recall certain fictitious scenes from an Indiana Jones
adventure movie. You are lured by the seductiveness of the Orient, then
empowered with historic facts as presented in TV documentaries. You meet the
people that Jones met and as you share this open viewing of his letters, diaries
and photographs you grow closer to him. This is indeed a very fine and delicate
collection of short accounts written by an intelligent man but equally well
supported and sorted in the aftermath by his intelligent, hardworking and
dedicated niece - Margaret Siriol Colley.
22nd July 2003
Prestigious US newspaper The Ukraine Weekly has reprinted our Open
Letter to revoke Duranty's Pulitzer and have written an accompanying
article praising Gareth's reporting and calling for the award to be given to
Click Here to read the excellent article compiled by Roxolana Woloszyn.
15th July 2003
[The :late] eminent academic expert on the Holodomor, Dr James Mace wrote a glowing
article in The Day, Ukraine's leading newspaper about Gareth and Walter
Duranty's Pulitzer Prize. Click Here to read the full story.
In support of the campaign to revoke the 1932 Duranty Pulitzer Prize from
Walter Duranty, we as relatives of Gareth have contributed with an Open Letter
to the Pulitzer Organisation.
CLICK HERE for details.
12th June 2003
Martin Sieff, Chief News Analyst of American News agency UPI, has
syndicated a very sympathetic article about Gareth's role in the exposure of the
1932-33 Famine-Genocide, Holodomor.
CLICK HERE for a transcript
7th June 2003
1932, Gareth predicted the Imminent Soviet Famine.
Click Here for recently acquired articles from the University College
13th May 2003
Ukrainian Archives & News, headline story by Roman Revkniv, hails
Gareth as ' Unsung Hero of Ukraine'.
Click HERE for full story. Or
Here for their current
1st April 2003
Ukraine Europe have written a French article on the
campaign to revoke the 1932 Pulitzer prize from Walter Duranty. Click
HERE to read the article in French
10th March 2003
David Williamson of The Western Mail has just written
an article commemorating the 70th anniversary of Gareth's Great Soviet
Famine-Genocide exposure of 1932-33, entitled: "Welshman's
Stalin work still informing world ". Click
HERE for a full transcript.
22nd January 2003
Chapter 2 - Japan from the Siriol's book has now been added
to the website in Adobe Acrobat format. Click
Here to visit the book preview page.
22nd Dec 2002
HERE to see a collection of Soviet Political Propaganda Posters
purchased by Gareth in 1931
16th Dec 2002
Reprint of part of the 1988 US Congress Commission
into the Ukrainian Famine of 1932 -33 vindicating Gareth's international
exposure of the above catastrophe. CLICK
HERE for details.
4th December 2002
A full reproduction of the book "Experiences
of Russia 1931 - A Diary" taken from Gareth's notes is now online
for your perusal. CLICK
HERE to read the 342kb Adobe Acrobat PDF file.
26th Nov 2002
In 1933, Gareth had a fascinating & confidential
interview with the Soviet Foreign Minister, Litvinoff [Litvinov], in which he
the Soviet Foreign Policy. Litvinoff had a remarkable insight, and in
retrospect prophesised future global events (including Hitler's invasion
of Poland, the Japanese expansion in Manchukuo and the Far East, the invasion of
the Soviet Union and the
Japanese conflict with America with remarkable accuracy. *CLICK
HERE* to view Gareth notes of this
1st September 2002
BBC Radio Wales transmits 1st of 2 programmes produced by
Steve Groves on Gareth's life. For further details visit the BBC web site
14th August 2002
'Rural Wales' articles of 1933 in addition to those
found in In Search of News can be viewed HERE
14th August 2002
Dr Mueller was probably unjustly convicted in 1946 of
Japanese war crimes for 'News Intelligence'. Click HERE for a
transcript of his submitted defence to the US Supreme Court. [awaiting
courtesy permission to publish]
14th August 2002
Articles on Unemployment in the thirties are now
online. Click HERE to
15th May 2002
Irish Articles are now online. Click HERE
11th April 2002
American Articles are now online. Click HERE
First reprint of the book available for Welsh Retail distribution
15th March 2002
Russian Articles have been added to site - German Articles to follow shortly.
6th January 2002
Gareth's Russian articles between 1930-33 have now been included
into the website, which were the basis for The Soviet Union refusing the
first foreign journalist an entry visa.. Click HERE
to view the offending articles.
6th October 2001
Read the complimentary independent review of Manchukuo Incident by Dean Powell of The
Western Mail. Click HERE
to read the review.