A lecture on genocide was held at the National Aviation University

18 December 2023

On 12 December 2023, at the National Aviation University (NAU), Halyna Holubieva, senior researcher of the Museum’s excursion and education department, held an interactive lecture, “Genocide: past and present.”

The listeners learned about the history of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, its initiator Raphael Lemkin, his view of the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian nation, as well as the ten stages of genocide proposed by genocide researcher Gregory Stanton, president of the Genocide Watch organisation.

The lecturer also spoke about the parallels between the genocide of 1932-1933 and the events of the Russian-Ukrainian war and gave examples of genocidal acts carried out by the communists against Ukrainians (in particular, the students watched fragments of video memories of Holodomor witnesses) and are carried out by the Russian occupiers now, and also focused on the problem proving the intent to commit genocide, which is the main task in recognising this crime.

The lecture highlighted the activities of the Holodomor Museum to preserve the memory of the genocide, which will help prevent its recurrence, in particular, the lecturer spoke in more detail about the exhibition “Intent”, which recently opened at the Museum.

The event was attended by students, teachers and employees of NAU.