Germany recognizes the Holodomor as genocide


Published 2 December 2022 at 08.12

Foreign. The German Bundestag has recognized the Holodomor, the famine disaster in Ukraine in 1932-1933, as a genocide against the Ukrainian people. Euronews reports. Name

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Between three and seven million Ukrainians are estimated to have starved to death as a result of the policies of the Soviet authorities against Ukraine in 1932–1933.

Until now, however, it has been controversial to describe the Holodomor as a genocide, among other things as it risks shifting the focus from the unique suffering of the Jews. In particular, Jewish organizations such as the ADL and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have worked to prevent a genocide classification.

However, the war in Ukraine and anti-Russian sentiment have changed the situation. On Wednesday, a majority of the German Bundestag voted by show of hands to recognize the genocide.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanks the German politicians for the decision, which he calls “historic”, Ukrinform writes.