Holodomor awareness in Canada: Canadian students launch Holodomor exhibition

12:42 Nov. 23, 2016

Canadian students launch Holodomor exhibition

Holodomor exhibition picture (Source: en.censor.net.ua)

As part of the Holodomor Awareness week, Canadian students create Famine-Genocide exhibition

An exhibition dedicated to the Holodomor in Ukraine has been presented in the grounds of a Canadian university, the University of Alberta, located in Edmonton. The event was organized by Ukrainian Student Union of the university.

Students say that they recall the tragedy to spread the truth about it. The activists want to make sure that this crime against humanity will be recognized as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian nation all over the world.

Watch more: Bitter Harvest: first trailer of film about Holodomor released (video)

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The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has launched the ninth annual National Holodomor Awareness Week. The Congress reports that numerous events are held throughout the week to commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor. For instance, on Saturday, at 7.32 PM the Canadians are asked to maintain a moment of silence and light a candle in their homes. 

Read more: GlobeAndMail: Trudeau visits Auschwitz concentration camp on way to Ukraine

Canada was the first Western country, which has recognized Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Holodomor was a man-made Famine-Genocide of 1932-33 that killed an estimated 2.5–7.5 million Ukrainians. If literally translated from Ukrainian, Holodomor means "death from hunger". The genocide is also known as Terror-Famine. 

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