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FC: UKRAINE, STALIN | Steven Larcom & Gene Park | Stalin engineered a famine in 1933, starving 7 - 11 million people in Ukraine.
1: Table of Contents | Editorials........................................2 | Non Fiction Articles................4 | Citations...........................................7 | "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." -Joseph Stalin | Quotations......................................6
2: Editorial | Dying man, suffering from hunger. | "You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves." -Joseph Stalin
3: The Great Famine of 1932-1933 resulted in the death of 7-11 million people. That much is fact. What is still in debate is whether or not this tragedy was a deliberate attempt by Joseph Stalin and the Soviets to annihilate an entire people that could have posed a threat to his their rule. The deciding factors are: 1) If there was intention, and 2) The ethic-national targeting of a group. These are the two fundamental issues that were talked about at the December 1948 United Nations Convention. This author believes that there would not be rumors of an intentional genocide if it was not true. On the other end of the spectrum, some historians think that the famine was an unfortunate event caused by geopolitical context and the demands of an accelerated industrialization. One historian even proposed a fusion of the two arguments. This genocide, called the Holodomor, when seen in its historical context, is the only European event of the 20th century that can be compared to the two other genocides, the Armenian and the Holocaust.
4: Non Fiction Articles | The Great Famine, one of the bloodiest genocides in history. Joseph Stalin conducted the Soviet Union into a military. and into an industrial superpower. Through the process, it had cost many people their lives. Stalin viewed the 'human life' as unimportant. He believed that the lives of citizens, should be used as instruments, that support the needs of the state. In 1920, Stalin launched a massive drive to transform Soviet industry and agriculture. To support his cause, he ordered the collection of many citizens' farms. This collectivization had aggravated many citizens. Finally, resulting into a bloody civil war, that brought about the death and deportation of 5-8 million people. | Non Fiction Articles | The cover up of the 1933 genocide included official Soviet government denials for over a half a century. The very first Soviet Ukrainian official to admit the existence of the 1933 genocide was Volodymyr Shcherbitsky, the Head of the Communist Party of Ukraine. On December 25, 1987 he said there was "famine in some localities of Ukraine." For many decades excuses have been offered by the Soviet government and pro-Russian academics. For example, it was suggested that the weather caused a 1933 crop failure. However, the 1933 weather records actually reveal no adverse weather conditions. Late in 1933 it was discovered that some of the confiscated Ukrainian grain was stored in storage facilities under armed guard -- right in Ukraine.
5: Ukrainian family on a farm. | Summary Mans inhumanity to man killed millions. A good example of this is in the book All But My Life, it is about the Holocaust, and how Hitler had an ambition to get rid of all Jews. This mass murder; genocide, had affected millions of people. They fed prisoners very little, they tortured prisoners with weapons, and they forced prisoners to do things against their own wills. In the book Night, the Holocaust is also occurring, and it relates to how many people lost their lives, that very day. | Death solves all problems - no man, no problem. -Joseph Stalin
6: Quotation & Quotables | Throughout this scrapbook, quotes were listed. This page will explain a summary of the quotes. | "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." -Joseph Stalin | "You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves." -Joseph Stalin | When the death of one man is noticed, it usually means that he was known personally and that he will be missed by lots of people. But take the death of millions of people and it becomes less realistic to see each one's personality and life. The general response is shock and disbelief. But one cannot feel sadness for somebody he never knew. That is why the death of millions becomes a statistic. Also, when making a revolution, it's going to get dirty. It is not easy work nor is it safe work. I believe that Joseph Stalin said this because he expected the Ukrainian people who were trying to start a revolution to fight back. It was never going to be a peaceful time between the two nations. However, Stalin took it too far. | Death solves all problems - no man, no problem. -Joseph Stalin
7: "Was there a single place here where you were not in danger of death?" Chapter 3, pg. 37 -Night | "Whenever I dreamed of a better world, I could only imagine a universe with no bells." Chapter 5, pg. 69 -Night | "We were all going to die here. All limits had been passed. No one had any strength left. And again the night would be long." Chapter 7, pg. 98 -Night | Joseph Stalin started the mass genocide; The Great Famine
8: Citations | “Famine Genocide.” Faminegenocide.com. Famine Genocide, Web. 20. April. 2010 | Non-fiction Articles | Editorial Source: | Nicolas Werth, The Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33, Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, [online], published on 18 April 2008, accessed 21 April 2010 | Book Sources: | Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.