[bas relief by Oleh Lesiuk]
Gareth Jones Trilingual Memorial Plaque
Aberystwyth - May 2006
Plaque Honouring Welsh Journalist, Gareth Jones' Exposure of the Holodomor, Unveiled At University of Wales on 2nd May 2006.
On Tuesday, 2 May 2006, a historical plaque honouring the Welsh
journalist, Gareth R V Jones, was unveiled at The University of Wales,
Aberystwyth. Jones was one of the first Western journalists to travel to, and
report truthfully on, the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine, the
Holodomor. For that he was denounced by the Soviet authorities and by their
sympathizers in the West, including the notorious New York Times correspondent,
Walter Duranty, who would go on to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his
supposedly objective reporting on events in the Soviet Union. Jones was later
murdered by Chinese bandits in Manchukuo, in August 1935
Organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation, with the support
of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Churches of Great Britain,
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, the Association
of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the Ukrainian American Civil Liberties
Association, and other donors, the bronze plaque is adorned with a bas relief of
Gareth Jones, prepared by Toronto sculptor, Oleh Lesiuk. This was the first-ever
historical marker including not only the English and Welsh languages but
Ukrainian as well.
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Arthur Dafis, Y Wasg a Chysylltiadau
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