UCCLA Media Release – Helping to Raise Awareness of the Holodomor

Holodomor-Genocide billboards near a Metro Khreshchatyk Station in Kyiv

Liubomyr Lucik for NP-UN.

Furthering its mandate to educate the public about the genocidal Great Famine of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine, the Holodomor, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (www.uccla.ca), working with the Free People movement in Ukraine, has unveiled four bilingual billboards in Kyiv, reminding passers-by to ask themselves who perished, why, and who was responsible.

Commenting on this initiative the UCCLA’s chairman, Roman Zakaluzny, said: “The fourth Saturday of November is set aside in Ukraine and internationally as an annual day for remembering the many millions of Ukrainians starved to death during the Holodomor, in what was arguably one of the greatest genocides to befoul 20th century European history. We are particularly keen to demonstrate to the people of Ukraine how we have not forgotten who was responsible for this genocide. Nor do we forget that the perpetrators, their enablers and fellow travellers have not, and perhaps never will be, fully exposed and punished for what they did. Even so throughout efforts we hallow the millions of victims and remind the living of why they must remain vigilant in defence of Ukraine.”