Posted BY: Eileen F. Toplansky
Genocide is a potent word. It refers to the decimation of an entire group. It results in destruction on a massive scale. It defies the imagination even though we have often witnessed it in the 20th century.
To most people, it is the concerted evisceration of a particular group, whether they be Jews annihilated by the Nazis, Uyghurs by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), or the Ukrainians by Stalin. Of the latter, the term Holodomor comes to mind. It was a man-made famine that affected the Soviet Republic of Ukraine from 1932 to 1933, causing mass starvation in grain-growing regions. In acknowledgment of its scale, the famine is often called the Holodomor, a term derived from the Ukrainian words for hunger (holod) and extermination (mor).”
These events need to be understood as the prelude to global actions that are now convulsing the world and whose ultimate goal is the destruction of human life.