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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., November 06, 2013

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(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor2013/holodomor2013.html
Contextualizing the Holodomor Conference, Toronto, 27/28Sep2013  CIUS, 15Oct2013; Mykola Soroka
The Holodomor Symphony  World Affairs, 08Oct2013; Alexander Motyl
UN fact-finder arrives in Canada to survey concerns of Aboriginal Peoples  CTV News, 06Oct2013; Steve Rennie

- Steve Rennie reports on the fact-finding mission of James Anaya on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council to ascertain the sociological and economic conditions of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Links to the 2001 Truth Commission Report spearheaded by Rev. Kevin Annett and the more recent article by Pamela Palmeter of relevance to the issue are provided.
- Alexander Motyl reports that a young Austrian composer, Stephan Maria Karl, is writing a symphony about the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
- Mykola Soroka of CIUS has provided a concise summary of the Holodomor Conference held in Toronto on 27/28Sep2013.

- Share the Story: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor  is being archived at  http://www.sharethestory.ca/
These are short 3 minute video excerpts of interviews of 80 survivors that highlight various aspects of the Holodomor from a personal perspective. Transcripts of these videos are provided in the English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.

- The annual Holodomor commemorations are scheduled for Saturday 23Nov2013 in many Ukrainian communities across Canada and around the world. People are encouraged to display a lit candle in the windows of their home at 19:33 hrs and to extinguish it at 19:53 hrs (to coincide with the death of Stalin). Edmontonians are encouraged to attend the moleben at Edmonton City Hall starting at 12:30 PM on 23Nov2013.

(2) Ukrainophobia: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html
Anti-Semitism in the Ukraine and Elsewhere in Europe  American Thinker, 03Nov2013; Michael Curtis  [W.Z.]

- Michael Curtis resurrects deep-seated, hate-mongering Ukrainophobia  in referring to Mila Kunis, the Ukrainian word zhyd and the Svoboda party of Ukraine. The issue was discussed many months ago in nine articles archived in the Ukrainophobia directory. For example, see the comments appended to the article by Yulia McGuffie in the Kyiv Post on 05Dec2012.

(3) John Demjanjuk: http://www.willzuzak.ca/fc/2011/2011.html
- There have been no additions this month.

(4) Religoius Afffairs:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/religious/religious.html
Appeal of the Churches and Religious Organizations to the Ukrainian people  IPC, 30Sep2013; Religious Leaders in Ukraine; [2] Metropolitan Volodymyr [Ukr]
Ukrainian Branch of Moscow Patriarchate Backs Kyiv’s European Course  Window on Eurasia, 02Oct2013; Paul Goble

- On Monday 30Sep2013, Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, and Supreme Archbishop Svyatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, along with seven other Ukrainian religious leaders, issued an appeal to the Ukrainian people supporting Ukraine’s European choice. Surprisingly, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (led by Metropolitan Volodymyr) backs Ukraine’s decision to pursue closer ties with the European Union even at the expense of links with Moscow. Paul Goble discusses the implications of this appeal on the Russian Federation and Putin's aspirations to resurrect the Russian Empire in the guise of the Eurasian Union.

(5) Video Links:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/videolinks/videolinks.html
- There have been no additions this month.

(6)  Book Reviews:   http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/bookreview/bookreview.html
Nazi War Crimes, US Intelligence and Selective Prosecution at Nuremberg  Michael Salter (2007)

- The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials commencing on 20Nov1945 are a perfect example of  the "Victors wreaking Vengeance upon the Vanquished". They highlighted the atrocities of the Germans, but ignored the atrocities committed by the "Allies" -- British, American, Soviet. They condemned torture utilized by the Germans, but were silent about the torture used to obtain "confessions" from accused Germans. They decried the genocidal German policies directed against Jews, Poles, Ukrainians and other "inferior" ethnic groups, but condoned the genocidal ethnic cleansing of Germans, Poles, Ukrainians, Tatars and other "traitorous" ethnic groups occurring at the very time that these Trials were being held. In my opinion, the Nuremberg Trial process was just a continuation of the Stalinist Show Trials of the 1930s, where all the accused "confessed"  to being "enemies of the people".
- The first five chapters are devoted to the legal immunity for three high-ranking Nazi officials (Wolff, Dollmann and Zimmer) extended by Allen Dulles and William Donovan of the OSS.
- Chapter 6 describes the Hollywood-like production and showing of the "Nazi Concentration Camps" film.
- Chapter 7 describes the work of Walter Rothschild, Franz Neumann and other OSS personnel, who started gathering evidence of German atrocities long before the end of WWII.
- Chapter 8 describes the growing estrangement between Judge Robert Jackson and OSS head William Donovan, which culminated with Donovan abandoning and then condemning the Nuremberg Trial process.

(7) Ukrainian Week:  Ukrainian Week  English language [Archive]
- Visit this site to keep up with recent developments in Ukraine.

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Respectfully submitted,
Will Zuzak, 2013.11.06