On January 13, 2010, Kiev Appellate Court posthumously found the Jewish Cheka guard Lazar Kaganovich guilty of genocide against Ukrainians for his participation in the 1932-33 Holodomor. The importance of the case is its historical aspect that legally explains the particularity of that historical event. By New Year’s Day, the Security Service of Ukraine had finished pre-court investigation and transferred its materials to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. The materials consist of over 250 volumes of archive documents (from within Ukraine as well as from abroad), interviews with witnesses, and expert analysis of several institutes of National Academies of Sciences. Oleksandr Medvedko, the Prosecutor General, confirmed that the material gives clear evidence of this particular genocide occurring in Ukraine. Though Kaganovich was pronounced guilty as a criminal, the case was ended immediately following sentence without fanfare or any significant media attention indicating either Jewish appeasement or more likely Jewish interference.