Saturday, November 26, 2022

Germany to officially adopt anti-communist conspiracy theory on Ukrainian famine

Here we go again! The filthy, old anti-communist falsehoods about the Ukrainian Famine, known as Holodomor, are back in the news. 
This time, its the government of Germany that plans to recognize the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as a "genocide" perpetrated by Joseph Stalin's leadership.

"German lawmakers have put forth a resolution to raise awareness of the 1932-1933 famine that led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians as a result of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's policies", reads a recent article on "Deutsche Welle". 

According to the report, German lawmakers are set to vote on a motion to recognize the death by starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33 as a genocide, German media outlets reported on Friday. The text of the resolution says the great famine of 1932-33, or Holodomor, ought to "join the list of inhumane crimes committed by totalitarian systems, in the course of which millions of human lives were wiped out in Europe, especially in the first half of the 20th century," the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. 

The so-called “Holodomor” is one of the most favorite subjects of anti-communist sovietologists and historians around the world, being for decades at the forefront of the imperialist propaganda against Stalin and the Soviet Union. The mythology of anti-communism attributes the famine to a supposedly organized plan of the Bolsheviks aimed to exterminate the Ukrainian people in order to force the rural population to accept the Collectivization. But, what is the truth?

It is true that during the 1932-1933 period, Ukraine went through a great and extremely painful for the people famine. But the famine wasn't a deliberately organized conspiracy of the Bolsheviks for the extermination of the Ukrainian population. There are specific, historically confirmed, reasons that led to the famine.

The civil war unleashed by the Kulaks and other reactionary groups against the Collectivization policy led to disasters. In this contexts, the Kulaks and their allies carried out extensive sabotages, destroyed agricultural machinery and production, put obstacles to harvesting, killed animals, etc. Between 1929 and the mid-1930s, more than 1,800 terrorist acts were carried out. 

The fake reports of "Thomas Walker" published in Chicago American, 1935.
Furthermore, Ukraine was hit hard by the drought of 1930-1932 while, at the same period, the country and the region of Southern Caucasus was plagued by a widespread typhus epidemic. In 1933, the Soviet government undertook emergency measures in order to ensure the successful harvest of the year, while food, agricultural machinery and specialized workers were sent to Ukraine to help the country recover from the famine. 

The anti-communist conspiracy theory behind the Holodomor has been proved to be a well-crafted propaganda by the Nazis which penetrated into the American Press in 1930s (see “Chicago American”, William Randolph Hearst) and from there was spread widely, within the context of the Cold War campaign against the Soviet Union. 

One of the best works that have exposed the anti-communist conspiracy theory on the Ukrainian Famine is Douglas Tottle's 1987 book "Fraud Famine and Fascism" (click to download). Furthermore, a number of bourgeois historians and specialists on Russian history (e.g. Mark Tauger, R.W. Davies, St, Wheatcroft, etc) have challenged and debunked the false theory of "man-made famine".