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The German Bundestag has recognized the Holodomor, the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine, as a genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Between three and seven million Ukrainians are estimated to have starved to death as a result of the Soviet authorities’ policies against Ukraine in 1932–1933.

Until now, however, it has been controversial to describe the Holodomor as a genocide, partly because it risks shifting the focus from the unique suffering of the Jews. In particular, Jewish organizations such as the ADL and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have worked to prevent a genocide classification.

But the war in Ukraine and the anti-Russian mood have changed the situation. On Wednesday, a majority of the German Bundestag voted by show of hands to recognize the genocide.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanks the German politicians for the decision, which he calls “historic”, writes Ukrinform.


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