Ukranian Intransigent Speak Out

Famine

The reference librarian’s answer was brief and to the point “There is no record of it. It (the Ukranian Holocaust-Famine) never happened. Your father ( who somehow survived it while losing most of his family) lied.”

My father had the misfortune to be born in June 1917 in the southern Ukraine. He spent the first thirty years of his life under Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler and survived them all. He never lived in a free country until we immigrated to America is 1956.

As I was growing up, my father told me stories of his life. They were not pleasant. Stories of the Red Army sweeping across the farm in 1926 and taking all the horses. The Communists returning a year later and confiscating the farm, shooting my grandmother, and making my father an orphan at the age of 10.

Entire Ukranian intransigence here.

“The solution to the world’s problems lie behind the Iron Curtain.” (Che Guevara, 1958)

And so it goes…….

(HT to our friend Joe Lima.)

5 thoughts on “Ukranian Intransigent Speak Out”

  1. Zhangliqun – he leaves this unanswered, I think, for a reason.

    All of this carnage is born of the idea that a government can plan the economy of an entire nation; that individual people don’t matter, and the “greater good” is more important than the individual. Both the communists and the nazis believed this. So do many today.

    Read “Harvest of Sorrow” by Robert Conquest.

  2. He was just 17 and the Bolshevik Revolution was about to begin. 1912 my husband’s Grandfather packed one small satchel and left his family behind to make a nomadic journey out of the Ukraine through Russia, to the then frontier Alaska, Canada, Nova Scotia, working his way down into the United States. He and his family saw it coming … the Revolution and WWI, and they pushed him out … told him he would be conscripted to fight. They said there would be no life in their homeland for a long time, only death. If the family was to carry on it had to be through him and it had to be someplace else.

  3. Read Harvest of Sorrow. In addition to the Ukrainians, there were millions of deaths in the neighboring republics if I recall right.

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