The famine of 1930s is not genocide - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 29.10.07 | 13:55 (IST)

    Genocide means deliberate attempt to physically exterminate a community or nation such as the Holocaust or Ruanda. Ethnic cleansing Darfur style or Ukraine's famine caused by economic mismanagement are not genocides. Most people who died from hunger in Ukraine were victims of communist economic policies, but this was not a genocide. The communists were not seeking to kill off all Ukranians.

    from the article: Ukraine to ask Israel: Recognize 1930s famine as state genocide
    First published 00:00 29.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.10.07
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