The Ukranian Institute of America and the Ukranian Civil Liberties Foundation have unveiled a multi-lingual plaque in English, Ukranian, Hebrew, and Yiddish honoring Dr. Raphael Lemkin, “the father of the U.N. Genocide Convention.” He is of course the originator of the very concept and word, “genocide.”
There is a connection to the Ukranian genocide in that Lemkin described the induced famine in the Ukraine in 1932-1933 as a genocide.
The PanArmenian news network points out that Lemkin “wrote and lectured extensively on the Holocaust and the Holodomor (genocide of the Roma). Lemkin’s work highlighting crimes perpetrated against a captive people for the purpose of extermination and with supposed legal justification should not be forgotten,” say the organizers of the plaque. “In fact it is ever more poignant now as we continue to witness new human rights violations in the world today.”
Source: California Courier (August 16, 2018).