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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., May 04, 2011

(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor/holodomor.html

Open letter villifies freedom fighters, minimizes Holodomor  Kyiv Post, 06May2011, Marco Levytsky [links, comments]
Holodomor vs. Holocaust  Winnipeg Sun, 05May2011; Dean Pritchard
Human rights museum a mess  Winnipeg Sun, 05May2011; Peter Worthington  [W.Z., comment]
Need for Canadian content in CMHR  artbylarisa.com, 01May2011; Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn

Poll: Some 60% Ukrainians see Holodomor famine as genocide  Kyiv Post, 27Apr2011; Interfax-Ukraine
Occupation of Ukraine -- the road to the cruel Holodomor  ePoshta, 25Apr2011; Victor Glasko [Eng/Ukr]
Ukrainian association tells foreign scholars to stay out of museum debate Globe & Mail, 21Apr2011; James Adams [Luciuk, Serbyn, Rudling]
The anti-Ukrainian hate campaign infects the Winnipeg Free Press Blogspot, 21Apr2011; blackrod
“Stay out of the Debate” -- UCCLA’s Reply UCCLA, 19Apr2011; Lubomyr Luciuk
A museum that Canadians support National Post, 19Apr2011; Gail Asper [Serbyn]
Your taxes go up as the mayor waives taxes for his millionaire friend, Gail Asper Blogspot, 18Apr2011; blackrod
Discord, accusations taint human rights museum debate Globe and Mail, 16Apr2011; James Adams [W.Z., Rudling, KMB47]
Open letter to the signatories of the open letter to the UCCLA, the UCC and the CMHR ePoshta, 15Apr2011; Roman Serbyn
Assessment of open letter from 78 intellectuals to UCCLA, UCC, CMHR. ePoshta, 15Apr2011; Roman Serbyn
Ukrainian Canadian Congress Responds to Malicious Allegations by “International Scholars” Ukrainian Canadian Congress, 14Apr2011; Paul Grod
The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Ukraine List #452, 11Apr2011; John-Paul Himka et al
Shut their mouths: The first legacy of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Blogspot, 11Apr2011; blackrod
Election won't change content of CMHR exhibits Winnipeg Free Press, 11Apr2011; Dan Lett  [W.Z.]
Postcard suggests Jews as pigs, critics say Canadian Jewish News, 09Apr2011; Rhonda Spivak [W.Z.]
No place for a gallery on the Holocaust in the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights? Engage Online, 08Apr2011; David Hirsh [W.Z.]
Winnipeg Jewish Review declares: A permanent Holocaust gallery, or else Blogspot, 04Apr2011; blackrod
Prof. draws the battle line: Opponents of the CMHR as a Holocaust museum are anti-semites Blogspot, 02Apr2011; blackrod

As the 20 or so articles above illustrate, the controversy over the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has escalated.

On 11Apr2011, an “Open letter” defaming UCC and UCCLA appeared on the Ukraine List #452 of Dominique Arel.

On 19Apr2011, Lubomyr Luciuk of UCCLA responded with a critical reply, which includes the following paragraph:

“Here in Canada the bogus declaration that several eastern European communities had harboured ‘Nazi war criminals’ was conclusively refuted by a federal Commission on War Criminals, headed by Mr Justice Jules Deschęnes, whose public report became available in 1986. Those who claimed (and some still do) that there were/are ‘Nazi war criminals’ in Canada were frustrated. So now they want to cement their calumnies into the halls of a publicly funded Canadian national museum. We shall resist. We also ask: why did these self-styled ‘Nazi hunters’ never actually name or provide real evidence to prove who these ‘Nazi war criminals’ in Canada’ are? We recall how their claims were considered and rejected by our courts. Why? -- because they were utterly without evidentiary merit. These facts speak to an utter lack of credibility on the part of the organizations and individuals who provoked this controversy in the 1980s. Their tales are no more believable today and certainly have no place in an educational institution.”

On 23Apr2011, the “Open letter” appeared as a full page A5 advertisement in the National Post -- “signed” by 104 people mostly from outside Canada. There appear to be 23 signatures from Canada, 10 associated with the University of Alberta (including Per Anders Rudling) and 2 extra from Edmonton (Myrna Kostash and Taras Kurylo). (There are 2 signatures from Ukraine -- Christian Ganzer, Kyiv and Alexandr Kruglov, Kharkiv. It is not known if they are associated with the Party of Regions and Yanukovych's attack on OUN, UPA and Ukrainian patriotism and Yanukovych's glorification of the Communist Soviet past.) 

The defamatory letter was presumably written by John-Paul Himka and his collaborators at the University of Alberta and was distributed around the world with the help of David Hirsh (see his 08Apr2011 article).

(2) Ukrainophobia: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html
There were no additions this past month. 

(3) John Demjanjuk: http://www.willzuzak.ca/fc/2009/2009.html

US gov't opposes public defender in Nazi case  Kyiv Post, 06May2011; Associated Press
Families of Sobibór Victims Value Memory over Malice Der Spiegel, 05May2011; Gisela Friedrichsen [W.Z.]
Demjanjuk attorney: Client suffered like Jews did  yahoo.com, 05May2011; Andrea Jarach
Demjanjuk attorney: Client suffered like Jews did  Kyiv Post, 05May2011; Associated Press
INCREDIBLE!  Smith Report 181, 04May2011; Bradley Smith
Demjanjuk attorney says his client a victim (updated)  Kyiv Post, 04May2011; Associated Press
Defense lawyer assails case against Demjanjuk  Kyiv Post, 03May2011; Associated Press
Please wear Ukrainian blouses/shirts to the Munich court process on Tue./Thu., 03/05May2011  Email, 02May2011; Vera Busch [German]

Being John Demjanjuk  Andrejbusch.de Blog, 17Apr2011, Andrej Busch
Demjanjuk document -- Soviet forgery? Zhura, 15Apr2011; #2(30) [Ukr, German]
Show your solidarity with John Demjanjuk by coming to court May 3 – 5, 2011 ePoshta, 15Apr2011; Vera Busch
Merkel kaput! ePoshta, 15Apr2011; Dukh Voli [Ukr]
Judge won't suspend Demjanjuk plea over FBI file (updated) Kyiv Post, 14Apr2011; Associated Press
Trial of suspected Nazi mass murderer John Demjanjuk could be based on fabricated evidence, FBI claims Daily Mail, 13Apr2011; Allan Hall
Demjanjuk's SS identity card was forged, his lawyer says Local Germany, 13Apr2011; AFP/ka
Demjanjuk defense requests trial suspension USA Today, 13Apr2011; Associated Press
Co-plaintiffs urge Demjanjuk conviction Kyiv Post, 13Apr2011; Associated Press
AP Exclusive: FBI thought Demjanjuk evidence faked KyivPost, 12Apr2011; Herschaft [L.P.]
Demjanjuk: experts have determined that the evidence of his guilt are false (TSN) Maidan, 04Apr2011; Ok [Ukr, video]
John Demjanjuk turns 91 on 03Apr2011 Munich, 03Apr2011; Vera Busch

The show trial of Mr. Demjanjuk continues on inexorably in a Munich courtroom. His lawyer, Ulrich Busch, was presenting closing arguments for the defense this past week (Tuesday to Thursday) and will presumably continue on 10May2011 next week.  Presumably, the judges will terminate this judicial farce on Thursday, 12May2011.

(4) John Demjanjuk: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/Demjanjuk2009/Demjanjuk2009.html
There have been no additions this month.

(5) XoXoL:  http://www.xoxol.org/
Dr. Lubomyr Prytulak has placed much Demjanjuk material at
There were no additions this month.

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak,  2011.05.08

P.S. Apologies for the delay