Primate of the OCU urges to study the real historical memory, not the one imposed on the Ukrainian people
As Ukrinform has reported, the Metropolitan said this during the International Forum "mass artificial famines: we remember, we honor".
"National memory plays an important role for the people, it preserves our identity, forms our integrity, makes it possible to see not only moments nearby, but also the entire historical path. National memory helps us as a community to learn from the examples and mistakes of the past, so as not to be doomed to repeat them again and again in the future," the Metropolitan said.
He noted that the Holodomor-Genocide of 1932-1933, other artificial famines that Ukraine experienced in the 20th century - are terrible crimes of the Communist-Bolshevik totalitarian state, the truth about which the Soviet government carefully concealed and distorted over the past decades.
"Darkness and silence, the conspiracy of lies of some and the fear of others, hid the truth about this crime for decades. Why so? Because this truth exposed the whole misanthropic essence of the totalitarian Bolshevik ideology and the state that was built on its basis. The truth about the millions tortured was irrefutable evidence that the Soviet Union is a real evil empire," Metropolitan Epifaniy said.
He stressed that"from the very Kremlin in which Stalin and his henchmen condemned millions of Ukrainians to death, they now continue to give orders that kill our brothers and sisters every month."
As reported, the International Forum "mass artificial famines: Remember, Honor" started in the House of Trade Unions of Ukraine, which will be attended by representatives of the Verkhovna Rada and the government of Ukraine, international and public organizations, the scientific community, and public opinion leaders. The forum program is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holodomor-Genocide of 1932-1933 and is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the mass artificial famine of 1921-1923 and the 75th anniversary of the mass artificial famine of 1946-1947.
On September 7, the National Holodomor-Genocide Museum opened an updated exposition of the Memorial Hall, which was modernized as part of the reconstruction of the first stage of the museum.