Ukraine’s Holodomor Museum is urging for the revocation of Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize


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The Ukrainian National Museum of Holodomor-Genocide is encouraging individuals to sign a petition for the English-American journalist Walter Duranty to be deprived of his Pulitzer Prize.

The museum reported that the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness initiated a petition in 2021 to revoke Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize. As of today, it was signed by more than 10,000 people. The Museum invites everyone to participate.


“Although there were several attempts to revoke Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize, he still holds the title. In 2003, independent experts joined the investigation of the journalist’s activities, and they pointed out significant manipulations, yet the Pulitzer Committee chose to uphold the award,” emphasized the Museum of Holodomor.


The institution further emphasized that Walter Duranty’s reports from the early 1930s are vivid examples of disinformation. These reports played a significant role in aiding the Communist regime’s efforts to conceal the truth about mass deaths from starvation worldwide.


Support the petition by following this link.


Walter Duranty – a correspondent and author for The New York Times in Moscow for 14 years, disparaged Gareth Jones’ accounts of the Holodomor (the Ukrainian Famine) as ‘’horror stories’’ and continuously denied the existence of t artificial hunger in Ukraine. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a series of manipulative reports from the Soviet Union, in which he justified the existence of concentration camps, justified the elimination of enemies of the Soviet government, and advocated Stalinist totalitarianism.


As reported earlier, a similar demand to strip Duranty of his prize was put forward by the media community MediaRukh.


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Translation: Olena Pankevych

Copy editing: Ilona Babkina