Austrian parliamentarians visited the Holodomor Museum
On Saturday, December 10, the Holodomor Museum was visited by an official Austrian parliamentary delegation. Its members included the head of the interparliamentary group “Republic of Austria – Ukraine”, a member of the National Council of Austria (NEOS) Helmut Brandstätter, a member of the National Council of Austria (Austrian People’s Party) Wolfgang Gerstl, member of the National Council of Austria (Greens ), Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Policy, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to Ukraine Arad Benkö, Deputy Ambassador Sonja Schragen. We will remind you that the National Council of Austria is one of the chambers of the parliament of this country.
The guests honoured the memory of the destroyed Ukrainians during the Holodomor before the sculpture “Bitter Memory of Childhood”. Then, they lit a candle in the Altar of Memory in the Museum. After that, the Austrian parliamentarians had a tour of the Hall of Memory, during which they listened to a detailed story about the crime of the communist totalitarian regime against the Ukrainian nation.
The guests were greatly impressed by what they heard. We hope that this visit will be another contribution to the future recognition by Austria of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people.