Five Telegrams About The Life and Death of James E. Mace
The Day: The Day Weekly Digest In English
Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 11, 2004
James E. Mace, 1952-2004
I was deeply distressed to learn of the untimely death of a well-known
historian and political scientist James Mace.
I convey my heartfelt condolences to his near and dear as well as colleagues
on this irreparable loss and share your pain and sorrow.
The American James Mace was a great friend of Ukraine. He devoted all his
lifetime to researching Ukrainian history. Our state highly appreciates his
self-denying academic and public activities aimed at spreading worldwide the
truth about the 1932-1933 manmade famine.
The memory of James Mace will last forever and ever in our hearts.
L. KUCHMA, President of Ukraine
Dear Mrs. Natalia [Mace],
I am deeply grieved to offer my condolences on the death of your husband, a
United States citizen, a researcher of Ukrainian history, an academic and
James Mace's life was full of self-denying efforts to do historical research
and promote independent Ukrainian journalism, as well as of great respect
for, deference to, and true love of all the people who surrounded him.
May the blessed memory of James Mace last forever in he hearts of those who
knew him as a sensitive and kindhearted Man who contributed to the revival
of the sense of Ukrainian national identity.
Yevhen K. MARCHUK, Minister of Defense, Ukraine
May 5, 2004, Kyiv
I was deeply distressed and grieved to hear this tragic news: the death of
an outstanding Ukrainian national figure, Professor James Mace.
It is impossible to measure the pain and the impact of this loss on our
state. Ukraine had found in the person of James Mace not only a prominent
researcher of our own history but also a loyal son who felt the sufferings
of Ukrainians all through his heart and became part of the Ukrainian nation.
We, Ukrainian diplomats, are bowing our heads to the memory of a Man who
made an invaluable contribution to the worldwide proliferation of truth
about the tragic manmade famine in Ukraine.
We are still to assess properly and fairly the colossal mission of James
who, like a messenger of divine justice, tried to rouse the world as well as
our nation. From now on, the name of James Mace will be inscribed forever
on the tablets of Ukrainian memory and history.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine
I knew very well and loved this man. Please accept my sincere condolences
on this irreparable loss. I will also appreciate it if you convey my words
sympathy and support to Mrs. Natalia.
Press Secretary at the Embassy of Ukraine in Poland,
co-founder of the journal Political Thought
I was deeply distressed to learn of the untimely death of James Mace, a
person of high qualities and a top-class researcher.
He will be duly remembered not only in Ukraine but also by all those who
take interest in this country. As it is clear from his Day chronicles and
his books, he was a subtle connoisseur of Ukraine - he could understand this
country with his mind and heart at the same time.
I convey my sincere condolences to his numerous kith and kin.
Philippe de SUREMAIN
The Day Weekly Digest in English, Tuesday, Kyiv, Ukraine, May 11, 2004
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