The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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UKRAINE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS TO DECLASSIFY DOCUMENTS ON 1932-1933 FAMINE
  

Ukrainian News Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, June 26, 2003

 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs [Ukraine] is going to declassify archival documents, concerning events in the period of the "Great Famine" in Ukraine in 1932-33.

The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs disclosed this to Ukrainian News.

Based upon the press service, the ministry is prepared to make available to historians the more than 1,000 materials that are in its possession from the Main Political Office, which during this time was responsible for safeguarding law and order.

The press service disclosed that among the materials are also criminal cases, which were investigated in connection with theft and concealment of food products.

As Ukrainian News reported earlier, parliament in the middle of May declared the famine of 1932-33 as an act of genocide.

As a result of the famine of 1932-33, based on various estimates, from 3 to 7 million people died.

 
 

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