The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT AND THE POPE MARK UKRAINIAN HOLODOMOR
  

The Day WEEKLY DIGEST of Ukrainian News in English
Kyiv, Ukraine, December 2, 2003

 

The Hungarian Parliament has passed a resolution in connection with the seventieth anniversary of the 1932-1933 Holodomor Manmade Famine in Ukraine, referring to these events as "a horrible tragedy in human history," Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Special Commissioner Natalia Zarudna said at Tuesday's briefing.

The Hungarian lawmakers express their solidarity with famine survivors and descendents of its victims. "It is important that Hungary also has commemorated this tragedy, one of the most horrible in world history. Our common duty is to remember so that such dreadful crimes never happen again anywhere," the decision reads.

Ms. Zarudna said that the Hungarian Parliament passed the decision on the petition of Hungary's Ukrainian self-government, an official organ of national autonomy.

She added that on November 23, Pope John Paul II also signed an address to the Ukrainian people dedicated to the seventieth anniversary of the Holodomor.

"Millions of people have died a horrible death because of the criminal actions of ideologies, which during the whole twentieth century caused woe and suffering in many parts of the world," the address says. The Pontiff called upon all countries to commemorate the anniversary of the Manmade Famine, Ms. Zarunda told the journalists.


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