S: Ukrainian Famine 1932-1933
BC: 2008 Marks the 75th Anniversery of this genocide.
1: The famine in the Ukraine from 1932-1933 was a horrid even that killed millions of people. Communist Joseph Stalin wanted complete collectivization for his country, and those who rebelled were cut off from grain and food.
3: Joseph Stalin, and his henchmen, Lazar Kaganovich, both firmly believe that in order to have a perfect Soviet Union, everything and everybody needed to be colectivized. So, the people that opposed them, were killed, and or cut off from resources such as food.
4: How It All Began In 1932 Soviets increased grain prowrement quota for Ukrain by 44%. They knew that this kind of quota would mean shortages; which meant that peasants would have to find food themselves.
5: Communist officaials said the peasants could not be fead until the quota was met. Ukrainian peasants couldn't leave, for new laws that were put in place, and they were being murdred because the government thought they were hiding grain from them. No travel, meant no hunt for food, and with their property being taken away, all they had to do was starve to death. At rates of: 17 per minute, 1000 per hour, and 25000 per day.
6: Woman, men and children were just curling up and dying. They say hunger is one of the most painful things to dye from. The Soviet Regime choose not to feed its people, but to dump 1.7 million tons of grain into Western markets.