Journal title MONDO CONTEMPORANEO
Author/s Alberto Basciani
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/2 Language Italian
Pages 29 P. 83-111 File size 406 KB
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Romania and the Ukrainian Great Famine 1932-33 - The paper illustrates how Romania perceived the Ukrainian great famine of the years 1932-33 (holodomor) through the analysis of unpublished documentary material, coming from the archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bucharest. At that time, Romania and Soviet Union did not have formal diplomatic relations. However, thanks to the reports of the military authorities working at the borders with the Soviet Union and thanks to the narrations of the Romanian diplomats, located in the bordering countries around the Ussr, the Romanian government could fully understand the tragedy that was upsetting the Ukrainian provinces and the Caucasus region. In this work a special attention is given to the narrations of hundreds of refugees who succeeded in crossing the Dniestr river and in finding a shelter in the Romanian territory. Their testimonies, gathered by the Romanians officials, were clear in proving the criminal nature of the famine, that was designed to undo the farmers’ resistance to the collectivization of the fields and to politically and culturally subdue the non Russians nationalities inside the Urss.
Key words: Romania, Ussr, Ukrainian Great Famine, refugees, Holodomor, international relations.
Parole chiave: Romania, Urss, grande carestia, rifugiati, holodomor, relazioni internazionali. Mondo contemporaneo
Alberto Basciani, La Romania e la grande carestia ucraina del 1932-1933 in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2/2009, pp 83-111, DOI: 10.3280/MON2009-002002