Mike’s article brings this to mind:
When I was a child I remember my father telling me that millions of Ukrainians died in 1933 due to a deliberate starvation plan by Stalin. I only wanted to believe that the Ukrainian people couldn’t afford to buy food, how unfortunate. I couldn’t imagine that human beings could be literally starved to death. When I grew older, I asked my grandfather and grandmother if the people in Ukraine were being punished (for whatever reason) and I began to feel guilty. Do I sound like a survivor within a third generation? Perhaps I should ask for compensation?