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Winnipeg Free Press | 21Dec2012 | Staff Writer
Film on Holodomor for CMHR
THE Canadian Museum for Human Rights is commissioning a film
about the Ukrainian genocide of the early 1930s.
The mini-documentary will focus on the silence and secrecy
surrounding the Holodomor, a man-made famine that killed millions of
Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933.
While scholars disagree on the total number of lives lost in
the famine-genocide, research suggests 1.8 million to 7.5
million people were deliberately starved to death during the period of
"The human rights lessons of the Holodomor will be a valuable
teaching tool throughout the museum when it opens in 2014," said Stuart
Murray, president and CEO of the CMHR.
"Our new film will emphasize the power of publicly
acknowledging mass atrocities, and the danger of denying them."
The film, which will be one of the first commissioned by the
museum, will be produced with assistance from Ukraine's national
Holodomor memorial museum.
Murray said the film will be one of at least seven exhibits at
the new museum that include Ukrainian content.
The others include:
- A gallery that includes the internment of
Ukrainian-Canadians during the First World War;
- An interactive study table containing primary-source
evidence about the Holodomor in Ukraine, including its historical
context, the violation itself, efforts to deny it and the subsequent
struggle for justice, which continues today;
- An exhibit exploring the struggle by the Ukrainian-Canadian
community that led to Canadian parliamentary recognition of five
- An exhibit featuring first-hand testimony from individuals
affected by human rights violations, including the Holodomor, with a
special focus on Canadian Holodomor survivors;
- A gallery devoted to international human rights law will
include an examination of the influence of the Holodomor in the
development of the concept of genocide;
- An interactive exhibit exploring Raphael Lemkin's analysis
of the "techniques" of genocide the Stalinist regime used.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free
Press print edition December 21, 2012 B3
*** Tamaro *** 2012.12.21 at 3:45 PM
this is a film with much new information
*** LL53 *** 2012.12.22 at 8:29 AM
Our Mistake (Winnipeg Free Press, 22 December 2012)
A story in
Thursday's Free Press (Film on Holodomor for CMHR) incorrectly stated
that there will be at least seven exhibits devoted to Ukrainian culture
in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, including a gallery examining
the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians during the First World War. In
fact, Ukrainian-Canadian content will be included in at least seven CMHR
exhibits, such as a gallery examining Canada's human-rights journey
that explores the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians as part of its
exhibits. In addition, the interactive exhibit on the techniques of
genocide will include (but not focus exclusively) on the activities of
the Stalinist regime.