In 1932—33 Joseph Stalin created an artificial famine in Ukraine, killing millions in a deliberate policy of liquidating political opponents. This past weekend Ukrainians all over the world as well as at home marked the event and honored the memory of the victims. Ultima Thule brings this grim remembrance to our atention, and Aussiegirl translates her mother's memoir of living through this enormous crime.
It is important to remember this crime. North Korea, which probably is the most Stalinist regime in existence, has also deliberately starved its own people, in order to preserve the regime from outside influences. The crimes of communism are diminished in scope with the fall of Soviet and Eastern satellite communist regimes, but they are far from over in North Korea and Cuba.
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