The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р)[lower-alpha 1] wis a man-made faimin in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 an 1933 that killed an offeecially estimatit 7 million tae 10 million fowk (ither estimates range as law as 2.5 million). It wis pairt o the wider Soviet faimin o 1932–33, which affectit the major grain-producin auries o the kintra. In the Holodomor, millions o indwallers o Ukraine, the majority o that war ethnic Ukrainians, dee'd o stairvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedentit in the history o Ukraine. Syne 2006, the Holodomor haes been recognised bi Ukraine an 15 ither kintras as a genocide o the Ukrainian fowk carried oot bi the Soviet govrenment.
Stairved paisants on a street in Kharkiv, 1933
|Location||Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Tot daiths||2.4 million to 7.5 million|
|Relief||Foreign relief rejectit bi the State. Respectively 176,200 an 325,000 tons o grains providit bi the State as fuid an seed aids atween Februar an Julie 1933.|
Early estimates o the daith towe bi scholars an govrenment offeecials varied greatly. Accordin tae heicher estimates, up tae 12 million ethnic Ukrainians war said tae hae perished as a result o the faimin. A U.N. jynt statement signed bi 25 kintras in 2003 declared that 7-10 million perished. Resairch haes syne narraed the estimates tae atween 3.3 an 7.5 million. Accordin tae the findins o the Coort o Appeal o Kiev in 2010, the demografic losses due tae the faimin amoontit tae 10 million, wi 3.9 million direct faimin daiths, an a faur 6.1 million birth deficit.
Some scholars believe that the faimin wis planned bi Joseph Stalin tae eliminate a Ukrainian unthirldom muivement. Uisin Holodomor in reference tae the faimin emphasises its man-made aspects, argiein that actions sic as rejection o ootside aid, confiscation o aw hoosehauld fuidstuffs, an restriction o population muivement confer intent, definin the faimin as genocide; the loss o life haes been compared tae that o the Holocaust. The causes are still a subject o academic debate, an some historians dispute its chairacterisation as a genocide.
- An aa kent as "Extermination bi hunger" or "Hunger-extermination"; derived frae морити голодом, "tae kill bi stairvation"), an aa kent as the Terror-Faimin an Faimin-Genocide in Ukraine, an—afore the widespread uise o the term "Holodomor," as well as currently still—referred tae an aa as the Great Faimin, an The Ukrainian Genocide o 1932–33
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- "Joint statement by the delegations of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nauru, Pakistan, Qatar, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America on the seventieth anniversary of the Great Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine (Holodomor) to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General" (PDF). Archived (PDF) frae the oreeginal on 13 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
In the former Soviet Union millions of men, women and children fell victims to the cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian regime. The Great Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine (Holodomor), which took from 7 million to 10 million innocent lives and became a national tragedy for the Ukrainian people. ... as a result of civil war and forced collectivization, leaving deep scars in the consciousness of future generations. ... we deplore the acts and policies that brought about mass starvation and death of millions of people. We do not want to settle scores with the past, it could not be changed, but we are convinced that exposing violations of human rights, preserving historical records and restoring the dignity of victims through acknowledgement of their suffering, will guide future societies and help to avoid similar catastrophes in the future. ...
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The Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33 – a man-made demographic catastrophe unprecedented in peacetime. Of the estimated six to eight million people who died in the Soviet Union, about four to five million were Ukrainians ... Its deliberate nature is underscored by the fact that no physical basis for famine existed in Ukraine ... Soviet authorities set requisition quotas for Ukraine at an impossibly high level. Brigades of special agents were dispatched to Ukraine to assist in procurement, and homes were routinely searched and foodstuffs confiscated ... The rural population was left with insufficient food to feed itself.
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