Ukrainian Famine Posters
are for promoting awareness of the genocide of 7-10 million* Ukrainians
These 9'x14" posters (below) may be used freely for Ukrainian Famine publicity, but must include Olga Kaczmar name & copyright with each use. If you are going to print large quantities, e-mail me for a CD of 300 dpi files, rather than use these 72 dpi jpegs. I can edit the copy to reflect changes in dates as needed. Other languages can be substituted. We can change the size to book cover, ad or other publication. For more designs, go to posters page two.
*What are the reasons for the large discreptancy between 7 and 10 million?
Soviet figures are notoriously unreliable - this cover up was of enormous proportions. By 1932 almost all sources of reliable statistics were systematically destroyed. In his plan to "Russify" (homogenize and blend) all the countries that were under his control, Stalin routinely ordered replacements of population from all over USSR to the villages which were decimated by the famine. Although census shows a population loss of about 7 million, these census figures includes all the new people who were brought in to fill up the 'dead' villages.
"If anyone has questions about why genocide, they should look at two statistics, particularly Joseph Stalin's census of 1929 and Brezhnev's in1979. We started with the Ukrainian nation numbering 81 million and ended up with 42 million [39 million missing persons]." From an interview with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko By Mykola SIRUK, The Day and other correspondents The Day Weekly Digest #34, Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Sir Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin:
"... Have the stresses of the war been as bad to you personally as carrying through the policy of the Collective Farms?"
"Oh, no, the Collective Farm policy was a terrible struggle... Ten million [he said, holding up his hands]. It was fearful. Four years it lasted. It was absolutely necessary..."
Winston Churchill, Memoirs of the Second World War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1959 p. 633
Once back in New York, Duranty confided to a fellow reporter, "probably 10 million Ukrainians died" during the great famine of 1932-33.
"Mr. Duranty thinks it quite possible that as many as 10 million people may have died directly or indirectly from lack of food in the Soviet Union during the past year."_46_
46. FO.371/17253 N 7182. The record of Strang's dispatch in the Foreign Office files bears several annotations. It is marked "For distribution to the King, the Cabinet and the Dominions"; it bears the stamp "Circulated to the Cabinet by direction of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs"; and it contains a note saying "Paragraph 13 is horrifying - particularly coming from Mr. Duranty." (Paragraph 13 is the one in which Duranty's estimate of 10 million dead is reported.) But this leads us to other questions: how much Whitehall knew about the famine, why it chose to refer to it publicly as an "illegal famine," and why it brushed off all requests for appeals to the Soviet government.
2009 Purposeful disinformation about the numbers and why its important:
The Russian Service wants to downplay the magnitude / coverup and make this population loss to appear to be one of bad economic policy rather than a deliberate genocide, with the intent to eradicate the Ukrainian people and repopulate Ukraine with Russians. The protocols instructing horrendous acts at that time are on Stalin's public record.
Fact 1. – Archives relating to Ukrainian Catholic Church in the former Soviet Union were falsified and the fact proved a number of times
Fact 2. - Ukraine Security Service Archives (SBU) are open and the Unclassified Memories of 1932-33 are now on public display. Recent requests from the SBU to the Russian Service to do likewise have fallen on deaf ears.
Still in 2009, the coverup persists with research panels taking the side of the the Russian Service. "Whilst claiming not to get politically involved, Wheatcroft (Professor Stephen Wheatcroft - the University of Melbourne) screamed at the audience, ‘Look at this!’ holding up the Holodomor brochure prepared by Ukraine – stating something to the effect, ‘It says 6-10 million, when your own Institute of Demography says 3.5 million perished. This in unhelpful propaganda!’ " *
*University of Melbourne Round table on the Ukrainian Holodomor and Genocide
Stefan Romaniw, President
Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO)
Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 21, 2009
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The first country to call the famine of 1932-33 "genocide" was the United States, in 1988.
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