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Holodomor

The genocidal Great Famine of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine.

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Holodomor
The Holodomor was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million people. It was part of the wider Soviet famine of 1932–33, which affected the major grain-producing areas of the country.
Holodomor photo
The Holodomor was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million people. It was part of the wider Soviet famine of 1932–33, which affected the major grain-producing areas of the country.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, UCC Calgar
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaking at the Holodomor commemorations organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Calgary Branch on Saturday, November 23, 2019
Holodomor commemoration, Winnipeg
Holodomor commemoration, Manitoba Legislature, Winnipeg. November 21, 2019
His Excellency, Andriy Shevchenko, Ambas
His Excellency, Andriy Shevchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada and the UCCLF banner. On October 30, 2019, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, British Columbia welcomes the adoption by the Legislative of British Columbia of Bill M225, Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act.
Re. S. Levin remembering Holodomor
Nov 23, 2018, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) delivered remarks during a special plenary session of the Ukrainian Parliament commemorating the 85th Anniversary of the Ukraine Famine-Genocide, known as the Holodomor.

Rep. Levin is a co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus. He authored legislation that facilitated the creation of the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, D.C. near the U.S. Capitol. He is the lead sponsor of H.Res.931, which raises awareness of the Holodomor.
Lemkin NYC plaque
Raphael Lemkin plaque at the Ukrainian Institute of America, New York City, 2019
President Poroshenko laying wreath at Le
Ukrainian President Poroshenko laying a wreath in front of the plaque honouring Dr. Raphael Lemkin, September 25, 2018. Photo courtesy of the American Institute of America, New York City.
Kyiv, First Holodomor monument
First Holodomor monument in Kyiv, Ukraine, beside the St. Michael's Golden Domed Monastery
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VIDEOS

Holodomor Survivors

​This short film contains extracts of four Holodomor survivors recounting their life in Ukraine in the early 1930s when millions of Ukrainians were systematically starved to death by Joseph Stalin's Soviet regime. The full text of their recollections are published in "Grains of truth: A collection of UK materials on the Holodomor in Ukraine 1932-33".

Чериба, Ніна, свідок 1932-1933 Голоду-Ґеноциду в Совєтській Україні, January 13, 2020, Yurij Luhovy

​Чериба, Ніна, свідок 1932-1933 Голоду-Ґеноциду в Совєтській Україні, знята в Монтреалі 27 березня 1983, з нагоди 50-ої річниці. www.yluhovy.com

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Calgary, Alberta Holodomor Commemoration, November 23, 2019

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaking at the Holodomor Commemoration on November 23, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta. The event was organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Calgary Branch.

Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story, movie trailer

In an age when disinformation muddles the truth, a new voice cuts through the historical haze. She is Rhea Clyman, a young Canadian reporter who traversed the starving Soviet heartland where Stalin's man made famine was just beginning. Clyman's newly discovered newspaper articles from 1932-33 show her remarkable resourcefulness and courage. After she was banashed from the USSR for writing about the Holodomor and the Gulag, this brave woman went to cover Hitler's early lethal years in power.

Holodomor: The Real Number of Its Victims and Evidence of Its Man-Made Nature, January 30, 2019, Ukrainian Research Institute Harvard University

A video produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).

Holodomor: The Real Number of Its Victims and Evidence of Its Man-Made Nature (video in Ukrainian with English subtitles).

© 2019 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).

Вбиті Голодомором: реальна кількість жертв та докази штучності . © Радіо Свобода, 2019

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EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS

In Canada, unique recordings of the first Symposium on the Holodomor have been rescued, January 23, 2020, Radio Svoboda

The recordings can be viewed on the following link https://www.youtube.com/user/splicersplicer1/videos?view

У Канаді врятовані унікальні записи першого симпозіуму про Голодомор, 23 січня 2020, Радіо Свобода

Записи можна переглянути за наступним посиланням   https://www.youtube.com/user/splicersplicer1/videos?view

University of Alberta deans stand with Ukrainian community: ‘The Holodomor is a fact’, Global News, December 6, 2019

Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-1933 : report to Congress / Commission on the Ukraine Famine, Frontier Centre For Public Policy, December 3, 2019

UCCLA statement on Holodomor deniers, Ottawa, November 29, 2019

It is with regret that we bear witness to the continued activities of Holodomor deniers in Canadian society, individuals who insist that genocides like the Holodomor or the Holocaust are nothing but hoaxes, fabricated by one or another group for political purposes.

 

Despite all the eyewitness testimony, contemporary news articles, international commission reports, and ample documentary evidence culled from the archives of Great Britain, The Vatican, Germany, Romania, Poland and post-Soviet Ukraine, confirming not only that the Holodomor happened but was, in the opinion of Dr Raphael Lemkin, “the father of the UN Genocide Convention”, a “classic example of a Soviet genocide against Ukraine,” there exist “useful idiots” who pretend otherwise and indulge in defamatory, provocative, unfounded and illiberal speech, then hide behind their right to free speech.

 

We remain committed to protecting the right to free speech in Canada. That said we call upon those who donate to The University of Alberta to reconsider whether they wish to support an institution that provides employment for an individual who has indulged not only in the defamation of a former Chancellor of that institution, and other graduates, but has, with his words, mocked the memory of the millions of victims of a Stalinist genocide and their descendants.

Jason Kenney denounces 'useful idiots' amid uproar over university lecturer's Holodomor denial, Calgary Herald, November 29, 2019

No alternative facts about Ukraine's Holodomor, Edmonton Journal, November 29, 2019

University of Alberta students call on school to fire assistant lecturer who denies the Holodomor, The Globe and Mail, November 29, 2019

Calls for U of A lecturer to be fired for denying Holodomor, CBC News, November 29, 2019

‘Mr. Jones’ brings global attention to darkest tragedy in Ukrainian history, Kyiv Post, November 28, 2019

Meet the Jewish Canadian reporter who interviewed Nazi leaders and blazed a trail for women journalists, Edmonton Star, November 23, 2019

Holodomor Memorial Day in Ukraine and Around the Globe, Foundation for Economic Education, November 23, 2019

Repercussions of the Holodomor reverberate today, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, November 19, 2019

Teacher materials for the teaching the Ukrainian Famine Genocide of 1932-33, Welcome Letter 2019, Ukrainian American Holodomor Genocide Committee of Michigan

Welcome to the teacher materials for teaching the Ukrainian Famine Genocide of 1932-1933. These lessons have been co-authored by members of the Ukrainian American Holodomor Genocide Committee of Michigan

Holodomor - Genocide in Ukraine, presentation 2019, Ukrainian American Holodomor Genocide Committee of Michigan

Holodomor - Genocide in Ukraine, Learning Materials for Teachers and Students,2019, Ukrainian American Holodomor Genocide Committee of Michigan

This course discusses the Ukrainian Famine Genocide of 1932-33 perpetrated by Josef Stalin. Recently released Soviet archives reveal the intentional removal of all food in areas of Ukraine by Russian authorities to sell on the international market in order to raise money for industrialization.

Holodomor - Genocide in Ukraine, Learning Materials for Teachers and Students,2019, Creator Biographies, Ukrainian American Holodomor Genocide Committee of Michigan

Co-Author's biographies of Vera Andrushkiw, Dr. Olena Danylyuk, and Doris Duzyj.

Holodomor - Genocide in Ukraine, Learning Materials for Teachers and Students,2019, Summary Brochure, Ukrainian American Holodomor Genocide Committee of Michigan

How Joseph Stalin Starved Millions in the Ukrainian Famine, Apr 16, 2019, The History Chanel

At the height of the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine under Joseph Stalin, starving people roamed the countryside, desperate for something, anything to eat. In the village of Stavyshche, a young peasant boy watched as the wanderers dug into empty gardens with their bare hands. Many were so emaciated, he recalled, that their bodies began to swell and stink from the extreme lack of nutrients.

Mr Jones review – newsman's heroic journey into a Soviet nightmare, The Guardian, February 11, 2019

Agnieszka Holland’s powerful drama stars James Norton as the real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine

Jewish American writer Mendel Osherowitz’s impressions of his trip to Ukraine in the winter of 1932, December 17, 2018, Ukrainian Jewish Encounter

Україна. Зима 1932 року. Враження з подорожі американського єврейського письменника Менделя Ошеровича

Interactive Map Showing Location of Mass Graves of Holodomor Victims, Memorial to Holdomor Victims

A project “The Places of Mass Burials of Holodomor-Genocide Victims“ is one of the projects of National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial“.

The aim of the project is to create an interactive map “The Places of Mass Burials of Holodomor-Genocide Victims“ on the basis of archive materials and testimonies of 1932–1933 Holodomor eyewitnesses. It will help to save the historical memory of Holodomor, which is the genocide of Ukrainian nation.

The project comprises entering of the places of the mass burials of Holodomor victims to the nationl system of commemoration through their revealing, ordering and fixation.

The database is filled due to the scientific research by looking for the the places of mass burials of genocide victims through the work in archives and communication with local citizens, the eyewitnesses of Holodomor of 1932–1933.

The project is planned to be realized by several stages. On the first stage, National Museum „Holodomor Victims Memorial“ with the help of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation created the web-site, where one can find the visualized information about the places of mass graves with short reference on each of them.

The second stage covers the supplementing of the references on the mass burials, constant filling the database by the new information, and improvement of the geoportal based on the scientific researches on the mass burials’ places, archive documents, the testimonies of 1932–1933 Holodomor eyewitnesses, audio and video materials.

85 Голодомор - Сайт ресурсу української мови; 85 Holodomor - A Ukrainian language resource website by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

The home page is in Ukrainian only.  The brochure and posters are also available in  English, French, Spanish, and German.  The video clips appear to be in Ukrainian only at this time.

 

These materials documenting the genocide are very professional in appearance, well researched, and presented with fresh and powerful information.  In spite of all the evidence of unbelievable cruelty and suffering - these resources offer the possibility to be inspired : whether by the fierce uprisings of the rural population against brutal requisitions, confiscation and oppression; by the bold visions of the intellectuals for Ukraine; or by the efforts of those who could to help their fellow man in such desperate times.  The many illustrations with entries from diaries, arrest records, and a variety of other primary resources, along with graphs, maps, posters and authentic photographs with captions enrich the material.   

85 Holodomor Brochures - A Ukrainian language resource website by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

The brochure is also available in  English, French, Spanish, and German. 

85 Holodomor Posters - A Ukrainian language resource website by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

The posters are also available in  English, French, Spanish, and German. 

85 Holodomor Videos - A Ukrainian language resource website by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

These videos are only available in Ukrainian at this time.

«До московської окупації тут ніколи не було голоду!» – Іван Малкович про геноцид 1932–1933 років

Ivan Malkovich's speech at the opening of the international forum "Ukraine remembers! The world will acknowledges!, Kyiv, Ukraine, November 24, 2018, Radio Svoboda

Marking the 85th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor, November 23, 2018, U.S. Department of State

This month we join Ukrainians around the world in marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, when millions of innocent Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death by the regime of Josef Stalin. The Soviet Union’s barbaric seizure of Ukrainian land and crops was undertaken with the deliberate political goal of subjugating the Ukrainian people and nation. This catastrophic man-made famine was one of the most atrocious acts of the twentieth century and a brutal reminder of the crimes of communism.

Today, Ukrainians are once again dying as a result of Russia attempts to destroy the identity and Western aspirations of the people of Ukraine. Russia’s ongoing aggression in eastern Ukraine has resulted in more than 10,000 deaths. However, Russia will not vanquish the resilient Ukrainian spirit, nor dampen Ukrainians’ desire for a better future.

As we remember the Holodomor’s millions of innocent victims, we reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the Ukrainian people’s right to chart their own course.

U.S. Representative Levin Remembers Holodomor at Special Plenary Session of Ukrainian Parliament, November 23, 2018

"Soviet Genocide In The Ukraine" by Raphael Lemkin, 1953

Plaque honoring Raphael Lemkin is unveiled at Ukrainian Institute of America, September 28, 2018, Ukrainian Weekly

Stalin's four-pronged offensive against Ukraine explained, September 26, 2018, The Jerusalem Post

Ukrainians commemorate man who coined the word ‘genocide’, September 24, 2018, Kyiv Post

Remembering the man who told the truth of Stalin's assault on Ukraine, September 21, 2018, National Post

Unveiling of a Multilingual Plaque Honoring Dr. Raphael Lemkin, Ukrainian Institute of America. September 20, 2018

Not Worthy, Walter Duranty's Pulitzer Prize and The New York Times, Edited by Lubomyr Luciuk

Never Forget the Holodomor, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Stalin Falsified the Data, Then Killed the Statisticians, Foreign Policy podcast, June 15, 2018

Genocidal Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine should be highlighted in Human Rights Museum, The Hill Times, January 24, 2011

“Stay out of the Debate” – UCCLA’s Reply, April 19, 2011