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November 24, 2013

The difference between the Holodomor and the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:17 am

The first difference between the Holodomor and the Holocaust is that the word Holocaust will go through a spell checker, while the Holodomor will be flagged as a misspelling.  Virtually every man, woman and child in the world knows that the word Holocaust means the genocide of the Jews, while the word Holodomor is little known outside Ukraine, the section of the Soviet Union that was  formerly known as “the Ukraine.”

Wikipedia photo of a man who died, of starvation, on the street

Wikipedia photo of a man who died, of starvation, on a street in Ukraine

It is against the law to deny the Holodomor in Ukraine, but AFAIK, it is not against the law to deny the Holodomor in any other country.  [Denying the Holocaust will get you a prison term in 20 countries, as of 2016.]

This news article explains the meaning of the term Holodomor.  According to the article: “After independence in 1991, a law in Ukraine made it a criminal offence to deny that the Holodomor was pre-meditated genocide.”

This quote is also from the news article:

Opinion has remained divided for many decades whether the mass death was the result of a deliberate drive to kill an entire people, because Ukrainian nationalism was on the rise, or the unintentional effect of misguided mismanagement by Stalin in his quest to feed rapid industrialisation elsewhere. Millions fell, mostly in rural Ukraine. Cannibalism was documented.
[…]

[A Holodomor survivor said that] Historian Volodymyr Serhiychuk told us: “There was famine in other USSR regions, in Kazakhstan, for instance, but Kazakhs could go and seek food in neighbouring Russian regions, or in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ukrainians, in contrast, in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, couldn’t go to Belarus or Russia, because the borders were closed and there were no railway tickets for them.

You can read what Wikipedia has to say about this at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_of_the_Holodomor#Deliberately_engineered_or_Continuation_of_civil_war

I previously blogged here about the new definition of Holocaust denial, which includes “Holocaust distortion.”  This quote, from my previous blog post, explains one form of Holocaust distortion:

“Attempts to blur the responsibility for the establishment of concentration and death camps devised and operated by Nazi Germany by putting blame on other nations or ethnic groups.”

By promoting their Holodomor, Ukrainians are engaging in Holocaust distortion by putting blame on the Soviet Union.  The Soviet Union was on the winning side in World War II, so the former Soviet Union should be exempt from blame. Only Germany should be blamed for atrocities, because the Germans were the losers in World War II, and the German people will be, forever more, demonized by every other country in the world.

An article that you can read at http://www.rense.com/general85/holodo.htm puts the blame for the Holodomor on a Jew.  Oh no! Say it isn’t so!

November 2, 2011

New evidence of the Holocaust: the Shoah by Bullets

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:07 am

The headline reads: Father Patrick Desbois is on a mission to Uncover the Mass Graves of Nearly Two Million Jews. 60 Years After the Holocaust, Time is Running Out.

You can read the full story here.  The article mentions a revisionist website that is critical of this new evidence, but doesn’t give the link, so I am linking to it here.

The article about Father Desbois’s mission is quite long, so I’m giving you the highlights here.  This quote gives the gist of the story:

His work is bringing to light an often-neglected chapter of Holocaust history—that of entire Jewish communities massacred where they lived. “This project has focused attention on the need for greater understanding of the Holocaust in the East,” says Paul Shapiro, Director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). It balances our perception of the Holocaust, he adds, which has been of “trains taking people to death camps” with events that “in large part took place before the trains even started.” Over a third of the murdered six million were killed by bullets in Eastern Europe: Desbois’ work—recording testimony, documenting mass graves and even collecting the actual bullets—not only provides irrefutable evidence of this but is changing the way we understand the Holocaust itself.

I have highlighted the important points for you busy readers who don’t have the time to wade through a long article.  This is important because finally the Holocaust story makes sense.  I have written many times on my blog that it didn’t make sense for the Nazis to transport Jews from all over Europe to death camps in what is now Poland and go to the trouble of building gas chambers to kill them when they could have just killed them with bullets right where they lived.   (more…)