Controversy erupted after a lecturer at the University of Alberta posted on Facebook in November that the Holomodor is a “myth.” Canada recognized the Holomodor — the death of millions of Ukrainians in 1932–33 due to Soviet policies — as an act of genocide in 2008. Here, the Holodomor Memorial, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Those teaching in publicly funded universities should be held accountable for denying the public record, whether in their classrooms or beyond.
Wherever past atrocities are denied, truth must be spoken to power.
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When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google’s results don’t always promote the truth.
In memoriam: Holocaust monument on the banks of the Danube in Budapest.
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It’s not just a nation’s memory of itself, but what it does to citizens who disagree that reveals its ethical compass.
Symbols such as the monument of the slain Indonesian generals continue to propagate Suharto’s version of events to today’s Indonesian youth.
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Next year it will be 50 years since a group of middle-ranking army officers abducted the top brass of the Indonesian army. They had planned to bring them before President Sukarno, as they had heard rumours…
Next year marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings and the start of the genocide Armenians, Assyrians and Hellenes in Ottoman Turkey.
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Victims of genocide die twice: first in the killing fields and then in the texts of denialists who insist that “nothing happened” or that what happened was something “different”. On the eve of two centennial…