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Overview

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation recently released their annual poll for the year 2019, revealing that over one third of the millennial generation view communism favorably, 15% believing that the world would be “better off ” if the Soviet Union still existed. History, however, tells a different story. Joining this episode is Valentina Kuryliw, the daughter of survivors of a forgotten genocide orchestrated by the Soviet Union in Ukraine, called the Holodomor. Valentina shares the story of the Holodomor, explains how the Soviet Union covered up the evidence, and uncovers the reality of communism.


Check out additional resources for this episode:

Victims of Communism annual poll: 2019

The New York Times Continues Its Tradition of Whitewashing Communism

Learn more about the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium

The horror of Ukraine’s forgotten famine still casts a shadow today

Bill to remember ‘Ukrainian Genocide’ under Stalin treads tricky ground

Holodomor Eyewitness accounts

Russia still denies the Holodomor was ‘genocide’

Ukraine’s Holodomor: A Genocide Lost in the Pages of History


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