The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933 (Holodomor)
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Famine In Ukraine, Millions Died Of Starvation

Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr., New York
House Resolution 399 Submitted May 28, 1934
United States House of Representatives


73rd Congress, 2nd Session
In The House of Representatives
May 28, 1934

Mr. Fish submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Com-
mittee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed



Whereas several millions of the population of the Ukrainian
      Soviet Socialist Republic; the constituent part of the Union
      of Soviet Socialist Republics, died of starvation during the
      years of 1932 and 1933; and

Whereas the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Re-
      publics, although being fully aware of the famine in Ukraine
      and although having full and complete control of the entire
      food supplies within its borders, nevertheless failed to take
      relief measures designed to check the famine or to alleviate
      the terrible condition arising from it, but on the contrary
      used the famine as a means of reducing the Ukrainian popu-
      lation and destroying the Ukrainian political, cultural, and
      national rights; and

Whereas intercessions have been made at various times by the
      United States during the course of its history on behalf of
      citizens of states other than the United States, oppressed or
      persecuted by their own governments, indicating that it has
      been the traditional policy of the United States to take cog-
      nizance of such invasions of human rights and liberties;

      Therefore be it

            Resolved, That the House of Representatives express
      its sympathy for all those who have suffered from the great famine in
      Ukraine which has brought misery, affliction, and
      death to millions of peaceful and law-abiding Ukrainians; be
      it further

            Resolved, That the House of Representatives express
      its earnest hope that the Government of the Union of Soviet
      Socialist Republics will speedily alter its policy in respect
      to the famine in Ukraine, take active steps to alleviate the
      terrible consequences arising from this famine, and undo
      so far as may be possible the injustices to the Ukrainian
      people; and be it further

            Resolved, That the House of Representatives express
      its sincerest hope that the Union of Soviet Socialist Repub-
      lics Government will place no obstacles in the way of Ameri-
      can citizens seeking to send aid in form of money, foodstuffs,
      and necessities to the famine-stricken regions of Ukraine.

(This resolution by Congressman Fish was never adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives.)


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