Local 108 Scholarship Essay: The Holodomor Genocide

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o Carpenters Local 108 Scholarship Essay Every event or decision that has happened in the past has somehow impacted the future towards the good or the bad. If I could change an event, somewhere in history it would be the Holodomor Genocide. The Holodomor Genocide was “Josef Stalins’s forced starvation genocide against the Ukraine from 1933 to 1934” (Flamehorse, 2014). If it was in my power, I would not have had this event happen at all. This event has caused a lot of harm, pain, and destruction because of someone’s wishes and desires. Holodomor is an Ukrainian word meaning “killing with hunger.” Stalin “knew what was happening in the Ukraine and refused to provide relief of any kind, even ordering food shipments diverted from the Ukraine and what food its population had confiscated, violently whenever necessary” (Flamehorse, 2014). In the beginning, the collective seemed to be not forced since joining the collective was at one’s own will. By making this collective seem as if it is volunteering, it did not raise any caution signs to the rest of the world about eha was happening in Ukraine. Natasha Sazonova and Lana Babij (2015), state that Stalin enforced a program called “agricultural collectivization.” Through this Stalin “forced [Ukrainian] farmer to give up their private land, equipment and livestock, and join state owned, factory-like…show more content…
They would check houses, attic, sheds, pantries and cellars. People begged their neighbors for food scraps. People ate “cheap cornmeal, wheat chaff, dried nettle leaves and other weeds” (“Holodomor: Memories of Ukraine 's silent massacre,” 2013). Miss Karpenko, a Holodomor survivor, described the situation that she was in during this man-made famine. She stated that for bread, her mother made a dull green moss patty seasoned with pepper and salt, and for soup she had boiled
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