By: Carolin Vesely
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 16, 2012 A13
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is about to shed new light on the genocide that wiped out millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s.
The museum has organized visits to Canada this month by two world-renowned Ukrainian researchers who have been analyzing hundreds of thousands of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s secret police files that add proof of the deliberate nature of the atrocities that occurred between 1932-33. The documents only came to light in 2006.
Stanislav Kulchytsky, deputy director of the Institute of Ukrainian History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Lesya Onyshko, first deputy of the general director of Ukraine’s National Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine, will give a series of lectures in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Toronto between Nov. 20 and 23.