Updated: Sat Nov. 26 2011 18:36:44
Calgarians came together Saturday in remembrance of the victims of one of the most heinous crimes the world has ever seen.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is holding its fourth annual National Holodomor Awareness Week which included Saturday’s wreath laying ceremony.
The event commemorates the 1932-1933 famine genocide of millions of Ukrainian people at the hands of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
The congress wants the event to be properly recognized.
“The Canadian Museum for Human Rights needs to have a permanent exhibit for the Holodomor,” says Mike Ilnycky, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. “The exhibit will ensure that the event is not only properly commemorated, but to ensure we have the opportunity to educate Canadians about what happened in 1932-1933 in the Ukraine.”