This is a 25 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Genocide - Stalin's Forced Famine. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
When Lenin died in 1924, he was succeeded by Joseph Stalin, one of the most ruthless humans ever to hold power. To Stalin, the continuing loss of Soviet influence in the Ukraine was completely unacceptable. Beginning in 1929, over 5,000 Ukrainian scholars, scientists, cultural and religious leaders were arrested after being falsely accused of plotting an armed revolt. Those arrested were either shot without a trial or deported to prison camps in remote areas of Russia.
Stalin, set in motion events designed to cause a famine in the Ukraine to destroy the people there seeking independence from his rule. Stalin also imposed the Soviet system of land management known as collectivization. This resulted in the seizure of all privately owned farmlands and livestock, in a country where 80% of the people were traditional village farmers.
Among those farmers, were a class of people called Kulaks by the Communists. They were formerly wealthy farmers that had owned 24 or more acres, or had employed farm workers. Stalin believed any future insurrection would be led by the Kulaks, thus he proclaimed a policy aimed at "liquidating the Kulaks as a class.” Stalin responded to their unyielding defiance by dictating a policy that would deliberately cause mass starvation and result in the deaths of millions.
Outside the Soviet Union, governments of the West adopted a passive attitude toward the famine, although most of them had become aware of the true suffering in the Ukraine through confidential diplomatic channels.
An estimated 7,000,000 persons perished in this farming area, known as the breadbasket of Europe, with the people deprived of the food they had grown with their own hands. In June 1941, Nazi troops stormed into the country. Hitler's troops, arrived in the Ukraine to rob the breadbasket of Europe and simply replaced one reign of terror with another.
NOTE: ALTHOUGH I HAVE TRIED TO BE SENSITIVE IN THE SELECTION OF PICTURES FOR THE PRESENTATION, DUE TO THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF THE SUBJECT MATERIAL SOME STUDENTS MAY FIND CERTAIN PICTURES TROUBLESOME. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUBSTITUTE OR ELIMINATE AS REQUIRED.
The presentation covers the following:
Ukraine Falls to Russia
Stalin Takes Over
Food Sold to Others
Starvation Sets In
Death in the Cities
Soviet Cover Up
Pattern of Denial
Famine v. Trade
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Genocide.