Debunking the Holodomor: The Holodomor is one the most famous pieces of anti soviet propaganda, ranking up their with the Great Purge and Communism killing *Insert Number Here*-illion people. The propaganda was first perpetuated by the well known propagandist Joseph Goebbels. This piece of propaganda was later picked up by British journalists and is evidence of the saying “If you say it often enough people will believe it”
The situation in the Soviet Union at the time of the Holodomor was not an uncommon one. Many places around the world were experiencing bad harvests, such as America with the Dust Bowl in the Great Plains. The idea that a famine was only happening to the Soviet Union in only Ukraine is ridiculous and baseless. Even other republics in the Soviet Union were experiencing famine and bad harvests, including southern Russia and Kazakhstan. What made Ukraine different from Russia and Kazakhstan, however, was the Ukrainian Kulaks. The Kulaks opposed collectivization and in order to avoid it, burned all their food. This was during the famine, which made an already bad situation worse. The Kulaks exacerbated the situation for themselves, and helped kill many more people than would have died if their food was collectivized.