Appeal of the Public Committee for the Commemoration of the Victims of the Holodomor-Genocide of 1932-1933
The Secretariat of the Public Committee for the Commemoration of the Victims of the Holodomor-Genocide of 1932–1933 supports the position of the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide and the Holodomor Research Institute regarding the inadmissibility of calling the scholar discussion “Was the Holodomor Genocide?” and appeals to the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians not to provoke its participants to violate the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomor of 1932–1933 in Ukraine”.
The Holodomor is an unprecedented crime in human history.
On November 28, 2006, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomor of 1932–1933 in Ukraine” and recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. In its Resolution of January 13, 2010, the Kyiv Court of Appeal recognized the fact of the genocide of Ukrainians in 1932–1933 and named its organizers. Today, 17 countries at the state level have recognized the Holodomor of 1932–1933 and condemned the communist totalitarian regime. Legal assessments of the Holodomor crime are based on a large array of declassified archival materials, scientific research by Ukrainian and foreign scholars, and thousands of memoirs of survivors.
No one has the right to undermine or revise the decisions that Ukraine has pursued for decades, being under Soviet occupation, for which millions of Ukrainian political prisoners, public figures, and those Ukrainians who sought to live in an independent state have paid their lives and health.