Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Contemporary Politics of the Soviet "Great Famine": Jewish and Russian Rejection of "the Holdomor"

The contemporary power of the Jewish people and the Zionist leadership over World War II and interwar history was brought to bear against the Ukrainian people a few years ago when former President Yushchenko tried to draw attention to the Ukrainian Holodomor. Estimates of Ukrainian deaths place them upwards of ten million. Jewish agencies and the Russian government objected and derailed the effort; Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League met with Ukrainian officials and tried bullying them into downplaying it.

The Holodomor was the attempt to destroy Ukrainian national identity in 1932-33 by Jews and Communists in the early Soviet regime. Jews were central in the event, from the very top of Soviet authority: Lazar Kaganovich, a Jew who at the time was a Politburo member. He was also a member of the Orgburo, a structure in the Party apparatus whose role it was to oversee crucial organizational work in the USSR. This allowed Kaganovich to play a role in placing Jews in crucial posts and overseeing collectivization in the Ukraine.

The local Communist party apparatus in the Ukraine was dominated by Jews. The Soviet secret police, at the time called the NKVD, had a Jewish membership that, like the rest of the Communist Party, was far out of proportion to the Jewish population in the nation as a whole. In the former Russian Empire and the early USSR, Jews accounted for less than 1% of the Soviet Union. Around the time of the Holodomor they comprised more than 30% of members in the NKVD, far out of proportion to their size the nation in its entirety.

The Holodomor occurred in context to the Soviet drive for "collectivization": This aimed to build a socialist structure in agriculture in place of private ownership. There is evidence that the Soviet regime, especially Jewish members of the state and NKVD, saw it as a chance to destroy Ukrainian identity. The Ukraine, out of all of the nationalities of the USSR, suffered the most from the event. The catastrophe is partly reflected in the stunt in population growth: The Ukraine grew by 6.6%, while Russia grew by 16.9%, from 1926 to 1939.

A documentary named Genocide Revealed documents the deliberation that animated the policies of the central Soviet regime. Kevin MacDonald's article and review, misleadingly named "Stalin's Willing Executioners," goes deeper in identifying Jewish animus as a central aspect of early Soviet policy and a guiding force in the unfolding Holodomor.(1)

The physical proximity of Jewish members of the Communist Party and the NKVD as well as the organizational structure developed by the Party apparatus and the Orgburo of which Kaganovich was a part, were paramount to allowing Jews to effect this event.

In the video below, historian Robert S. Sullivant remarks:

"One of the intriguing elements of the Ukraine was that it brought together both 'the peasant question' and 'the nationality question' in a way that was somewhat different than in other areas. Ukrainians tended to concentrate in rural areas. In the city areas, particularly in the eastern Ukraine, it was Russian and Jewish populations that dominated."

More immediately, this failure embodies the realities of Jewish dominance of historical and political narratives in a dying West. Ukrainian officials met Abe Foxman of the ADL, and he used his significant leverage to pressure those officials into downplaying the Holodomor. All of this came on the heels of Ukrainian research that uncovered significant Jewish elements in the NKVD and the Ukrainian Soviet administration at the time of the Holodomor.

Jewish group objects to ‘Great Famine’ case
By Vladimir Matveyev
June 15, 2009 7:22pm

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A Jewish group in Ukraine is objecting to a criminal case brought over the "Great Famine" committed in the 1930s.

The nation’s security service is pressing the case against a list of former Soviet officials accused of committing the Holodomor, which caused the deaths of millions in Ukraine in 1932-33. Most of the names on the list were Jewish.

Ukrainian lawmaker Aleksandr Feldman, leader of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, said last week that it was "a farce" to press the case.
“All organizers of the Great Famine are dead," he said.

Last July, the Ukrainian Security Service released a list of high-ranking Soviet state and Communist Party officials — as well as officials from NKVD, the police force of Soviet Russia — that essentially blamed Jews and Latvians responsible for perpetrating and executing the famine because most of the names on the list were Jewish.

The Ukrainian Jewish Committee called on the secret service to revise the list, which incited interethnic hatred, in order to clear up the “inaccuracy.”

Feldman believes there is a danger that the “Holodomor Affair” materials are being used for political purposes.

Stalin owed his position to a Party apparatus and fledgling nation that had been built with a significant Jewish contribution. I disagree with Dr. MacDonalds's view of the event, as well as that of the book he reviews, that Jewish animus was brought to bear on Ukrainians and other nationalities at Stalin's behest. The early Soviet experiment was animated by Jewish resentment and Stalin's position in 1932-33 was owed in part to this reality. Stalin did not unleash Jews on Ukrainians; a Jewish regime made Stalin possible.