Public committee urges teachers to hold Holodomor memory lessons in face of official sabotage
The public committee to promote the memory about the 1932-33 man-made famine in Ukraine, Holodomor, has appealed to Ukrainian school teachers to continue the tradition of holding Holodomor memory lessons on Nov. 22-26 ahead of the national Holodomor victims remembrance day on Nov. 27, our correspondent reported Nov. 19.
According to the Lviv-based Liberation Movements Research Center, the ministry of education has violated its own by-laws and cabinet decision to commemorate the memory of Holodomor victims this year.
The ministry of education, headed by pro-Russian Dmytro Tabachnyk, ignored to implement in 2010 the annual Holodomor awareness events in violation of the ministry’s by-law No425 of 29.05.2007.
The Yanukovych regime has refused to recognize the Holodomor as the genocide orchestrated by Stalin to exterminate independent Ukrainian farmers and intellectuals in 1932-1933 to tighten its grip over the country.
The committee urged Ukrainians to light memory candles at 16.00 on Nov. 27 for the victims of the Ukrainian genocide.