<aside> 🕯️ The Holodomor, also known as the Terror-Famine or the Great Famine, was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine.
There were three Holodomors in Ukraine: 1921-1923, 1932-1933, 1946-1947
As a result of these famines, millions of Ukrainians died.
The Holodomor of 1932-1933 was the most severe.
On Twitter, denial of the Holodomor has become normalised. It needs to change.
<aside> ❗ Tweets with Holodomor denial must be reported for violent event denial.
❓ Why is it so important to make Holodomor denial a taboo? ❗️By casting a doubt on the existence of the previous genocide, russians are normalising denial of the ongoing #GenocideOfUkrainians That's why they are doing it. Don't let that happen. @cryptodrftng
@tweet4anna: “At the time of the Holodomor, the USSR denied that a famine was taking place and refused any outside relief efforts. A succession of Soviet governments maintained formal denial that the Holodomor had occurred.”
In Ukraine, it was impossible to speak publicly, discuss openly, or teach about the Holodomor until the late 1980s.
In addition to Soviet denial at the time of the Holodomor, foreign journalists stationed in the USSR largely ignored it, while most governments, whose countries were going through the Great Depression, knew about it but did nothing.
Journalist Walter Duranty of The New York Times, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, wrote: "There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation, but there is widespread mortality from disease due to malnutrition… conditions are bad. But there is no famine.”
Recently, Duranty was discredited for his cover-up of the Famine in Ukraine. There were a few journalists who wrote about starvation in Ukraine, such as Gareth Jones, who wrote for the New York American &Los Angeles Examiner, &Malcolm Muggeridge, a British foreign correspondent.
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Non-Holodomor: Corpses of children who died of starvation in the streets of Kherson, Ukraine, lie in a heap at a mortuary