Germany will recognize the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s as genocide

Germany will recognize the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s as genocide
Germany will recognize the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s as genocide
Germany will adopt a resolution deeming the famine caused by the Stalinist regime in Ukraine 90 years ago a “genocide”, as stated in a draft resolution of the ruling coalition and the opposition revealed Friday.

The decision, submitted by the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats, the Greens and the liberals of the Liberal Democratic Party, as well as by the conservative opposition represented by the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union, will be discussed in the House of Representatives (Bundestag) next Wednesday.

In 1932 and 1933, about 3.5 million Ukrainians fell victim to the so-called Ukrainian “holodomor”, that is, the “genocide by starvation” committed by the Stalinist regime with its confiscation of crops in the name of land sharing.

The draft resolution, seen by Agence France-Presse, states that this famine falls “on the list of inhumane crimes committed by totalitarian regimes that destroyed millions of human lives in Europe, especially in the first half of the twentieth century.”

He adds that this crime “is part of our common history as Europeans.”

The draft resolution stresses that “the whole of Ukraine was affected by famine and repression, not only its grain-growing regions,” stressing that “from the current perspective, it is clear that this is genocide at the historical and political level.”

This characterization of “genocide” was a concept coined during World War II but also assumed special significance with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Once again, violence and terrorism deprive Ukraine of its vital bases and subjugate the entire country,” said Green MP Robin Wagner, one of those behind the release of the text, stressing that adopting the description of the “Holodomor” as “genocide” constitutes a “warning signal.”

Wagner added that Russian President Vladimir Putin “falls into the cruel and criminal tradition of Stalin.”

Ukraine has been campaigning for years to have the Holodomor recognized as a “genocide”.

Russia categorically rejects this description, stressing that the great famine that struck the Soviet Union in the early thirties of the last century was not only Ukrainians, but also Russians, Kazakhs, Volga Germans and other peoples.

The article is in Arabic

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