James Mace

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James E. Mace (February 18, 1952May 3, 2004) was an American historian, professor, and prominent researcher of the Holodomor.


  • For Stalin to have complete centralized power in his hands, he found it necessary to physically destroy the second largest Soviet republic, meaning the annihilation of the Ukrainian peasantry, Ukrainian intelligentsia, Ukrainian language, and history as understood by the people; to do away with Ukraine and things Ukrainian as such. The calculation was very simple, very primitive: no people, therefore, no separate country, and thus no problem.
    • Speech at the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide in Tel Aviv (1982).

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