This man coined the word “Genocide.” Here is Dr Lemkin’s speech on Holodomor


Rafał Lemkin was a lawyer of Polish-Jewish descent who is best known for coining the word genocide and initiating the Genocide Convention. Lemkin coined the word genocide in 1943 or 1944 from genos (Greek for family, tribe, or race) and -cide (Latin for killing) (Wikipedia)

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Dispersion of Ukrainians

“The fourth step in the process consisted in the fragmentation of the Ukrainian people at
once by the addition to the Ukraine of foreign peoples and by the dispersion of the
Ukrainians throughout Eastern Europe. In this way, ethnic unity would be destroyed and
nationalities mixed. Between 1920 and 1939, the population of Ukraine changed from
80% Ukrainian to only 63%. In the face of famine and deportation, the Ukrainian
population had declined absolutely from 23.2 million to 19.6 million, while the non-Ukrainian population had increased by 5.6 million. When we consider that Ukraine once
had the highest rate of population increase in Europe, around 800,000 per year, it is easy
to see that the Russian policy has been accomplished.”

Holodomor was Genocide

“What I want to speak about is perhaps the classic example of Soviet genocide, its longest and broadest experiment in Russification — the destruction of the Ukrainian nation. This is, as I have said, only the logical successor of such Tsarist crimes as the drowning of 10,000 Crimean Tatars by order of Catherine the Great, the mass murders of Ivan the Terrible’s ‘SS troops’ — the Oprichnina; the extermination of National Polish leaders and Ukrainian Catholics by Nicholas I; and the series of Jewish pogroms that have stained Russian history periodically. And it has had its matches within the Soviet Union in the annihilation of the Ingerian nation, the Don and Kuban Cossacks, the Crimean Tatar Republics, the Baltic Nations of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Each is a case in the longterm policy of liquidation of non-Russian peoples by the removal of select parts.” (Full Speech)

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