The national Council reminds broadcasters about the 75th anniversary of the forced removal of Ukrainians in Germany

The national Council on television and radio broadcasting reminded the heads of radio and television on the need for changes in the broadcasting network on January 18. An appropriate message published on the website of the regulator.

In particular, the national Council drew the attention of the heads of radio and television, which in accordance with the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of 22 December 2016 No. 1807, January 18, 2017 is the Day of remembrance as celebrated 75 years since the forced removal of the population of Ukraine in Germany (Ostarbeiter).

«When planning programs for this day we recommend you to follow the Rules of broadcasting on television and radio in the days of mourning (grief) and memory, approved by the National Council in 23.07.2015 g. decision no. 1146 (registered in Ministry of justice of Ukraine in 11.08.2015, Under no 967/27412)», — stated in the message.

Under these rules, the day of memory broadcasters, in particular, must:

— to stop the broadcast of Comedy films and erotic, humorous, entertaining and musical programs that include works by major sound, TV and radio quiz shows, musical programs in order to live;

— to stop airing the commercials, which contain elements of humour and eroticism;

— distribute at least once per hour of broadcasting time information about the day of mourning (sorrow);

— during the broadcast to post a picture of a burning candle;

— to declare at 12.00 a minute of silence accompanied by the sound of the metronome, unless otherwise stipulated in the relevant normative legal act.

As reported today, January 18, the Day of remembrance on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the forced removal of the population of Ukraine in Germany. The first train from 1,117 workers-specialists went from Kharkov to Cologne on 18 January 1942, second in Brandenburg, January 21. The export of labor from Kiev began on 22 January 1942, when Germany were sent to 1.5 thousand people. February 24, the first train departed from Stalino (now Donetsk).

In 1941-1944 the total number of Ostarbeiters was 2.8 million people, including 2.2 million Ukrainians. Most Ostarbeiters worked in private enterprises. In Germany, they lived in special camps under strict supervision of administrative police intelligence. The Ostarbeiters were required to wear a stripe of dark blue and white colors with the words «OST» («East»), which informed the Germans that these people — the workers and lowered their rights. Wages accounted for 30% of the Board of the German worker, of which a large part went to pay for food and housing. During an attempt to escape the Ostarbeiters were punishable by death or imprisonment in a concentration camp.

The international military Tribunal in Nuremberg in 1946, recognized the forced labour of foreigners, which was used in Nazi Germany, a crime against humanity and a violation of international law. In 1994, the German government has allocated significant financial funds for compensation to former Ostarbeiters. The sum of payments to Ukrainians was 5 times less than, for example, poles. In 2006, the payments were stopped.




The national Council reminds broadcasters about the 75th anniversary of the forced removal of Ukrainians in Germany 18.01.2017

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