The “other” Holocaust (the one they DON’T teach you about!)
Martin adds: Since the video expresses a distinct anti-Semitic flavour, some additional info might be helpful in maintaining objectivity.
Wikipedia entry on Yagoda: Apparently he was not “Stalin’s man”…
And the same source on the Ukranian Holodomor (in which one may discern a distinct attempt to lessen the severity of the event and even borders on apologist sentiment.)
One would almost suspect a desire to lessen any blemish on Communism by the current Left, would one not?
However a more honest and balanced account can be found here:
Russian Government Denies Famine Was ‘Genocide’
The Russian government that replaced the Soviet Union has acknowledged that famine took place in Ukraine, but denied it was genocide. Genocide is defined in Article 2 of the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” In April 2008, Russia’s lower house of Parliament passed a resolution stating that “There is no historical proof that the famine was organized along ethnic lines.” Nevertheless, at least 16 countries have recognized the Holodomor, and most recently, the U.S. Senate, in a 2018 resolution, affirmed the findings of the 1988 commission that Stalin had committed genocide.
Ultimately, although Stalin’s policies resulted in the deaths of millions, it failed to crush Ukrainian aspirations for autonomy, and in the long run, they may actually have backfired. “Famine often achieves a socio-economic or military purpose, such as transferring land possession or clearing an area of population, since most flee rather than die,” famine historian de Waal says. “But politically and ideologically it is more often counterproductive for its perpetrators. As in the case of Ukraine it generated so much hatred and resentment that it solidified Ukrainian nationalism.”
Eventually, when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine finally became an independent nation—and the Holodomor remains a painful part of Ukrainians’ common identity. FULL ARTICLE HERE