The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, TORONTO, BY LUBOMYR LUCIUK, UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION, ABOUT "JOURNALIST RETAINS PULITZER"
  

22 November 2003

Dear Editor:

re: "Journalist retains Pulitzer," The Globe and Mail, 22 November 2003

There is no doubt that Walter Duranty lied publicly about the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine. Millions were murdered during this politically engineered famine, arguably one of the greatest acts of genocide in 20th century Europe. Duranty was Stalin's apologist before, during and afterwards. For the Pulitzer Prize Committee to render its Pharisaic decision on the eve of the fourth Saturday in November, a day officially set aside in Ukraine for national mourning, is base. All who earned this distinction should think about whether the most prestigious prize in journalism still is. Duranty's continuing grasp on a Pulitzer soils all Pulitzers.

Dr Lubomyr Luciuk
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Members of the Pulitzer Prize Committee were granted a unique chance to champion truth. Instead they rallied around a liar. Now they want us to believe they have "sympathy" for those who "suffered." All the crocodile tears of Duranty's contemporary apologists do nothing but place them in his company, forever. They have my pity.

 

Yours,

Lubomyr Luciuk, PhD, Director of Research
Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Toronto, Ontario, tel: 613 546-8364
 
 

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