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Genocide Revealed | 24Mar2013 | Yurij Luhovy
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Genocide Revealed (26 min and 52 min, Eng.): Educational version

[W.Z.  The shortened Educational version of Genocide Revealed with English voice-overs has been recently released and is ready for distribution to Canadian schools. Valentina Kuryliw (Chair, NHEC of UCC and Education Director, HREC of CIUS) informs us of a "Holodomor and Curricula" conference on 10-12May2013 in Toronto to facilitate this task. (See appended flyer and news release appended below.) In my opinion, this film presents very convincing evidence of the genocidal nature of the Holodomor and should be distributed as widely and quickly as possible to the English-speaking world. Such Educational versions should be made available in Ukrainian, Russian, French, German, etc. Perhaps subtitle technology could be used to promote dissemination to a world-wide audience.]

Genocide Revealed by Yurij Luhovy
http://www.yluhovy.com/MML/Welcome.html

(1) Okradena Zemlya (75 min, Ukr.): Original Ukrainian-language version
Narrator: Bohdan Beniuk

(2) Genocide Revealed (75 min, Eng.): English-language version
Narrator: Graham Greene
Voice Overs: Jill Hennessy and Lubomir Mykytiuk

(3) Genocide Revealed (26 min and 52 min, Eng.): Educational version
Narrator: Graham Greene
Voice Overs: Jill Hennessy and Lubomir Mykytiuk

Yurij Luhovy sent me the Ukrainian version dated 06Sep2009 and the Educational version postal dated 12Mar2013. To make a short subjective comparison of these films, in section (a) we list the participants -- eyewitnesses (preceded by an asterisk *) and commentators -- in the short 26 min English version. To this list,  we add the participants in the 52 min English version in section (b). Finally, in section (c), we add the participants in the 75 min Ukrainian version.

(a) Genocide Revealed (26 min, Eng.): Educational version
*Maria Shelestova [00:05] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region -- “Introduction”
Vasyl Marochko [00:24] Historical Studies, Kyiv  -- “Stalin …”
Vladyslav Verstiuk [00:37] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “Stalin greatest evil”
Levko Lukianenko [01:48] 1960’s dissident; ambassador to Canada (1992-93) -- “arrests”
Volodymyr Serhijchuk [03:17] Historical Studies, Kyiv  -- “Grain extraction - collectivization”
Vasyl Marochko [03:37] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “create 25,000 collective farms”
Volodymyr Serhijchuk [04:16] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “25,000 communist cadres recruited riffraff”
*Anna Perebyjnis-Klymenko (b. 1907) [05:41] Khalcha, Kyiv Region -- “work quotas in collectives”
Roman Koval [06:15] physician, writer, Kholodnyj Yar Historical Club, Kyiv
Yuri Shapoval [06:20] Historical Studies, Kyiv
Roman Koval [06:26] physician, writer, Kholodnyj Yar Historical Club, Kyiv -- “1,760 uprisings”
Vladyslav Verstiuk [07:13] Historical Studies, Kyiv --“SVU show trials”
Roman Koval [07:29] physician, writer, Kholodnyj Yar Historical Club, Kyiv -- “destroy leaders”
*Fedir Perederij [08:06] Bakhtyn, Kharkiv Region -- “confiscation of everything”
Roman Koval [08:50] physician, writer, Kholodnyj Yar Historical Club, Kyiv -- “Stalin = death”
Vasyl Marochko [09:21] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “lack of seed grain”
Volodymyr Serhijchuk [10:06] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “Kosior, Chubar, Petrovsky guilty”
*Vadym Bojko  [10:28] Selezhynivka, Kyiv Region -- “spring 1932 confiscation”
*Ivan Tsyhanok [11:55] Lebiazhe, Kharkiv Region -- “arrest of kids”
*Maria Klymenko [12:18] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region -- “hiding corn under stove”
*Maria Shelestova [13:15] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region -- “people swelling, blisters”
Vasyl Marochko [13:28] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “no payment in collectives”
*Fedir Perederij [13:45] Bakhtyn, Kharkiv Region -- “father, brother died in collective”
Vasyl Marochko [14:18] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “decree blacklisting 6 villages”
*Anatolij Vyshnevskyj [14:35] Odesa Region -- “travel forbidden, all dead”
*Ivan Vashchenko [15:26] Colonel, Medical Services, Kyiv Region --“cruelty to children”
Volodymyr Serhijchuk [15:57] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “22Jan1933 decree forbidding travel”
*Maria Klymenko [16:11] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region -- “no hunger in Russian villages”
Vladyslav Verstiuk [16:37] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “return escaping peasants to villages”
Vasyl Marochko [17:58] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “Torgsins, 22+45 tonnes gold 1932-33”
*Hryhorij Chalij [18:51] Bezruky, Kharkiv Region -- “orphanages - children died”
*Ivan Tsyhanok [19:41] Lebiazhe, Kharkiv Region -- “deaths in schools”
*Maria Klymenko [19:56] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region -- “children, old people died”
*Maria Shelestova [20:16] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region
*Maria Potapenko [20:26] Mala Vovcha, Kharkiv Region
*Hryhorij Chalij [20:30] Bezruky, Kharkiv Region
*Anna Perebyjnis-Klymenko (b. 1907) [20:49] Khalcha, Kyiv Region
*Hryhorij Chalij [21:10] Bezruky, Kharkiv Region -- “no records were kept”
*Vadym Bojko  [21:16] Selezhynivka, Kyiv Region (writer) -- “6 in family died; cannibalism”
*Ahrypyna Panko [21:56] Sorochyno, Dnipropetrovsk Region -- “cannibalism”
Roman Koval [22:19] physician, writer, Kholodnyj Yar Historical Club, Kyiv -- “cannibalism”
*Vadym Bojko  [22:39] Selezhynivka, Kyiv Region (writer) -- “eating grass, buds in spring”
Vladyslav Verstiuk [23:17] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “dangerous to be Ukrainian”
Roman Serbyn [23:37] Historical Studies, Montreal  -- “Genocide broke backbone of Ukraine”
Vasyl Marochko [24:06] Historical Studies, Kyiv -- “90% of inhabitants were Ukrainian”
*Vadym Bojko  [24:29] Selezhynivka, Kyiv Region (writer) -- “food confiscation=obvious genocide”
END [25:37]

(b) Genocide Revealed (52 min, Eng.): Educational version
*Iryna Statova [00:05] Petrykivka, Dnipropetrovsk Region
*Mykola Lysenko [08:13] writer, Kyiv Memorial Society  -- “Deportation to Kazakhstan”
*Vira Nichenko [11:40] Dachenske, Donetsk Region
Nina Lapchynska [12:30] Historian, Kharkiv
Ivan Drach [16:48] poet, dissident, former MP, Kyiv

(c) Okradena Zemlya (75 min, Ukr.): Ukrainian version
*Volodymyr Zolotarov [28:21] Kharkiv
*Andrij Symenko [47:18] Dachenske, Donetsk Region
*Konstansia Sakhnivska [51:52] Telizhyntsij, Kyiv Region
*Andrij Volovenko (1911) [53:36] Khalepya, Kyiv Region
*Polina Olyshevych [55:33] Dachenske, Donetsk Region
*Anna Kostiuk-Lazareva [01:02:20] Telizhyntsij, Kyiv Region
*Anatolij Tesyk [01:02:30] Petrykivka, Dnipropetrovsk Region
*Oksana Matias [01:03:58] Dachenske, Donetsk Region
Henadij Borjak [01:05:23] former head of National Archives of Ukraine

From the above lists, we note that only 3 eyewitnesses and 2 commentators were cut from the 52 minute version to create the 26 minute version. Of course, the testimony of the remaining eyewitnesses was often drastically reduced, as well as the editorial comments of the remaining commentators. In my opinion, both versions present very convincing evidence of the genocidal nature of the Holodomor, although the 52 minute version provides a broader historical context.

The 75 minute Ukrainian version contains the testimony of 8 more eyewitnesses and that of the former head of the National Archives of Ukraine, Henadij Borjak. The extensive editorial commentary by Roman Serbyn and Ivan Drach present in this version has been drastically reduced to produce the two educational versions.

Nevertheless, the comment of Roman Serbyn (present in all 3 versions) that the Holodomor broke the backbone of the Ukrainian people from which they have not yet recovered appears to be true. Unfortunately, this also applies to the Ukrainian Diaspora and its leadership (including himself). There are countless examples where Ukrainians have failed to defend their interests.

Another comment of particular relevance to the present situation in Ukraine is that Stalin sent 25,000 Communist cadres into Ukraine to spearhead collectivization, who then recruited the local riffraff to denounce and dispossess their better off peasant neighbours. The Ukrainian Communist leadership (located in the cities) did not protest until the spring of 1932, when famine conditions were already well established. But it was too late. Stalin sent in his henchmen to purge them to insure that his genocidal plans for the Ukrainian peasants succeeded.

The analogy to Viktor Yanukovych and present-day Ukraine is obvious.

I agree with the Australian insistence that a Ukrainian-language Educational version be prepared. Furthermore, I would suggest that a Russian-language version also be prepared. Let us not naÔvely insist that Russophones (both of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian origin) in Ukraine learn and speak Ukrainian. Secondly, there are many citizens of the Russian Federation (both of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian origin), who are sympathetic to the Ukrainian cause and would be very interested in this material.

I am not at all familiar with subtitle technology, where the text of the language spoken on the video is displayed at the bottom of the screen as text in the language of the viewer’s choice. If such a solution is feasible, then a Ukrainian-language video could be fitted with Russian, French, German, etc. subtitles.

In conclusion
Will Zuzak; 2013.03.24
Archived as zuzak20130324GenocideRevealed.doc



The Holodomor and Curricula -- Triumphs and Challenges

May 10–12, 2013

 

St. Vladimir Institute  

620 Spadina Avenue

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

Conference Aim

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor (Famine‐Genocide) in Ukraine; 

    To share experiences, accomplishments and challenges in achieving inclusion of

the Holodomor in school curricula; 

    To present available curriculum and resources; 

    To discuss what is needed for success and establish a plan of action.

 

Schedule

Friday evening:       Registration and opening.

Saturday:                              Sessions 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., followed by banquet with keynote speaker, Dr. Roman Serbyn.

Sunday:                    Sessions, closing by 2 p.m.

 

Workshop and Session Topics

    Promoting the teaching of the Holodomor in school curricula –

      triumphs and challenges 

    Teaching methodologies and approaches

    Ideas for Holodomor Memorial Day

    New resources and introduction to the Holodomor Workbook & Teaching Kit              

    Planning next steps

             

Organizers 

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), CIUS, University of Alberta;

National Holodomor Education Committee (NHEC), Ukrainian Canadian Congress; Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC); St. Vladimir Institute.

 

For more information contact HREC:

Valentina Kuryliw – Education Director, HREC; Chair, NHEC of UCC 

            (416) 242‐5361; vk[email protected]

Marta Baziuk, HREC; (416) 923-4732; [email protected]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONFERENCE ON HOLODOMOR EDUCATION

MAY 10-12, 2013  TORONTO

CONTACT:        Marta Baziuk, Holodomor Education and Research Consortium (HREC)

(416) 923-4732; [email protected]

A conference for educators on the Holodomor is taking place May 10-12, 2013, in Toronto. The aim of the conference, entitled The Holodomor and Curricula — Triumphs and Challenges, is to provide a forum to share accomplishments and challenges in achieving inclusion of the Holodomor in school curricula; present available curricula and resources; promote discussion of what is needed for success; and establish a plan of action.

The conference is organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) of CIUS, University of Alberta; National Holodomor Education Committee (NHEC), Ukrainian Canadian Congress; Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC); and St. Vladimir Institute.

Topics to be addressed in the workshops and sessions include: promoting the teaching of the Holodomor in school curricula – triumphs and challenges; teaching methodologies and approaches; ideas for Holodomor Memorial Day; and new resources, including an introduction to the Holodomor Workbook & Teaching Kit developed by Valentina Kuryliw, who serves as Director of Education at HREC.  

Dr. Roman Serbyn, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Quebec, Montreal, will give the keynote address, on “The Genocide We Now Call The Holodomor.”

Mrs. Kuryliw said, “The Holodomor not only claimed millions of innocent lives but was ignored and denied for decades.  This conference and other activities planned for the 80th anniversary are important steps towards ensuring that this genocide is addressed in schools and curricula across North America. Through the efforts of the community, great progress has been made, but we have a way to go before the Holodomor becomes a household word and is widely understood.” 

The conference is one of the first initiatives of the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta), which was established through generous funding from the Temerty Family Foundation.

For more information contact HREC:  (416) 923-4732; [email protected].

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