The Genocide of Ukranians: 90 Years After the Holodomor

The Genocide of Ukranians: 90 Years After the Holodomor

This event will provide an overview of the history of Holodomor (literally “death inflicted by starvation”), its designation and recognition as genocide, and how the denial of that genocide and the absence of accountability for it, may contribute to the continuation of mass atrocity crimes against Ukraine and its people by the Russian Federation today. Among its other war crimes in Ukraine, Russia is using food as a weapon against the Ukrainian population. Russian violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law are so systematic that they may rise to the level of genocide. Examples include the targeting of civilians, the unlawful deportation and transfer of Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation, and the repopulation of occupied Ukrainian territory with Russians. Panelists will reflect on the implications.



This is an event organized by Iryna Drobovych, a 2023-2024 Humphrey Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Ukrainian community in Minneapolis.

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Date & Time

Thursday, November 16 at 1pm CST


On Zoom