A Bundestag resolution says the label “clearly” matches the famine of the 1930s which Kiev called “Holodomor”
The German parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution declaring that the 1930s famine in Ukraine fits the historical and political classification of a country. “genocide,” blame the Soviet Union. Its authors said the resolution meant Berlin should continue to support Ukraine against Russia.
“The mass deaths from starvation were not the result of failed crops, but the responsibility of the Soviet political leadership under Joseph Stalin.” The Bundestag said Press Release. Refers to the famine of the 1930s in Ukrainian terms “Holodomor,” German MPs said it represented a “A crime against humanity” and from today’s perspective it “the political-historical classification as genocide is clear.”
According to the resolution, “In the winter of 1932/1933 alone, 3-3.5 million people starved to death in Ukraine.” While “Millions of people have died from political starvation” In other parts of the Soviet Union, the authors admit, they assert the famine in Ukraine was a Soviet project aimed at eradicating “Ukrainian way of life, language and culture.”
Resolution requires the German government “continues resolutely against any attempt to release Russian one-sided historical narratives,” While providing “political support” for the Holodomor victims, that is, the government in Kiev.
Describing Ukraine as a victim of Russian aggression and imperialism, the Bundestag insists Germany should continue to provide it “political, financial, humanitarian and military support.”
As to what gives them the right to make such statements, German MPs pointed to their country’s authorities. “historical responsibility” for the Holocaust of European Jews and “war of extermination of the German race” against the Soviet Union. Resolution passed with a majority of votes from the ruling “traffic lights” coalition and the opposition CDU, while the AfD and Die Linke MPs abstained.
The Bundestag resolution comes just days after Pope Francis also called the famine “the genocide that Stalin perpetrated on the Ukrainians,” which he claimed was the “historical predecessor of [present] conflict.” His interview with an American Jesuit magazine condemn from Moscow because of the racist characteristics of Muslim and Buddhist Russians.
While the government in Kiev has long claimed that the famine of the 1930s was a deliberate genocide against Ukrainians, in late 2010 they Blame it on communist Ukraine officials for it and insist there are “no complaints” against any third party, including modern Russia.
of Moscow position above “Holodomor” has been described as genocide as “accused of politics and at odds with historical facts.”