Ukrainian World Congress Called on Ukrainians to Commemorate the Holodomor Victims

5 November 2020

On the eve of the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932 and 1933 in Ukraine, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) in Ukraine called on Ukrainians around the world to take part in the  commemorative events and sign a petition to include the word “Holodomor” in the world’s largest English dictionaries, the UWC said on its Facebook.

“November is Holodomor Awareness Month—an opportunity to reflect on a period in history that has shaped our identity as a nation and continues to drive our quest for historical truth and global recognition of this genocide of the Ukrainian people. Join the international community in remembrance and education by participating in live commemorative events in your local community and virtual ceremonies from around the world. Have you signed the petition to add the word ”Holodomor” to the worlds? English language dictionaries? Why don’t you do it now?” the Ukrainian World Congress said.

We remind that in 2019, the UWC, together with the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany and the Ukrainian community in Germany, launched a series of initiatives to raise awareness of the Holodomor among elected officials, scholars and German civil society. The aim of the Holodomor awareness campaign is for the German Bundestag to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.