WINNIPEG – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress says the planned Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg isn’t doing enough to recognize their people’s suffering and struggles.
In a news release Thursday, the congress says that a decade ago, the museum’s founders promised a permanent display about the Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s man-made famine of the 1930s that killed millions of Ukrainians.
The congress says it was also promised an exhibit about the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians during the First World War.
The congress says it agreed to support the museum based on those assurances, but said the current design of the museum does not uphold the promises.
It says that stories of the Holodomor have “either been ignored or minimalized” and the history of Ukrainian-Canadian internment camps will be addressed only by “a nondescript picture” rather than a full-fledged exhibit.
Museum officials have said Ukrainian-Canadian content will be included in at least seven exhibits and that a mini-documentary has been commissioned on the silence and secrecy surrounding the Holodomor.
“The human-rights lessons of the Holodomor will be a valuable teaching tool throughout the museum when it opens in 2014,” president Stuart Murray said in a release last December...Maybe so, but in the Holocaust vs. the Holodomar cage match, the Jews still win--big time. The Holocaust is what you might call the linchpin of the joint--its raison d'etre, so to speak. The Ukrainians, meantime, have been "relegated to a minor panel in a small obscure gallery near the museum’s public toilets." How, um, accommodating, no?
Funny how, instead of ameliorating Jew-hate, the snoozeum will likely end up fomenting it.
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