Holodomor

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

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PHOTO GALLERY

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
Gareth Jones plaque, May 2, 2006
Plaque Honouring Welsh Journalist, Gareth Jones, Unveiled At University of Wales on May 2, 2006
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ARCHIVAL PHOTO GALLERY

Victims of famine in Kharkiv Street, 1933.
Victims of famine in Kharkiv Street, 1933. Photo eng. A. Wienerberg <br /> (Photo from the exhibition "Declassified Memory: The Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine in the Documents of the GPU-NKVD" Holodomor, famine, 1933)
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.
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.
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VIDEOS

Mr. Jones: Unmasking the cult of Stalin, Atlantic Council, June 22, 2020

In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones traveled to the Soviet Union to investigate rumors of events in Ukraine. What he uncovered was an immense man-made famine and one of the greatest crimes of the twentieth century—the Holodomor. Despite millions of deaths, Kremlin propagandists and other Soviet-friendly Western journalists downplayed and denied his reporting. Mr. Jones, a new movie directed by Agnieszka Holland, explores the incredible story of Jones’ struggle to expose the horrors occurring under Joseph Stalin at a time when Western reports were laudatory. The Holodomor stands out as one of the greatest tragedies of the Soviet regime, with Ukraine still fighting for its recognition and understanding of this dark chapter.

 

Agnieszka Holland, the director of Mr. Jones, and Andrea Chalupa, the writer of Mr. Jones, join Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian and author of Red Famine: Stalin’s war on Ukraine to discuss how this movie, and others like it, can serve as a vehicle for exploring and acknowledging histories that have long been downplayed, and the challenges faced by those working to shed light on inconvenient truths.

 

For further information, please visit: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event

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

Mr Jones, UK Trailer, 2020 staring James Norton and Vanessa Kirby

MR. JONES brings to the screen the extraordinary and powerful story of the real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine, which killed almost 10 million. 1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton, Happy Valley, McMafia) is an ambitious Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. On leaving a government role, Jones decides to travel to Moscow in an attempt to get an interview with Stalin himself. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing the horrors he witnessed but is accused of being a liar by those who have an interest in silencing him. As the death count mounts, Jones has to fight for the truth…

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.

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EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS

Kyiv names street in honor of journalist who exposed Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide by Peter Dickenson, Atlantic Council, August 1, 2020

Remembering Mr. Jones by Diane Francis, The American Experience, July 28, 2020

How People Live in Soviet Russia: Impressions from a Journey, book review by Martin Zeilig, The Jewish Post & News, July 22, 2020

Quiet biopic aims to boost our knowledge of journalist Gareth Jones by Chris Knight, National Post, July 3, 2020

Mendel Osherowitch's Account of Soviet Ukraine in 1932, Yiddish Book Center, July 2, 2020

Lubomyr Luciuk spoke with The Shmooze about the recent release of his edited volume How People Live in Soviet Russia: Impressions from a Journey. Newly translated from the Yiddish, the book chronicles journalist Mendel Osherowitch's account of his visit to Soviet Ukraine in 1932 at a time when millions of Ukrainians were dying of starvation in what historians have come to see as a direct result of Soviet policy. The book has been described as "one of the most penetrating and moving accounts of daily life in Ukraine during the famine."

How fake news helped hide Soviet genocide in Ukraine by Georgiy Kent, Atlantic Council, June 29, 2020

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archival EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS

The Foreign Office and the famine: British documents on Ukraine and the Great Famine of 1932-1933, Carynnyk, Limestone Press, 1988

Share the Story: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor, Interviews with Holodomor Survivors

The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide 1932-33 - the Holodomor - was a deliberate act to eliminate a nation. On these pages, Holodomor survivors tell their stories. They share their experiences during that horrific time in history with the hope of bringing us closer to understanding this often forgotten atrocity. They share their experiences with the hope that they are contributing to a better world. Join us in sharing the story of the Holodomor.

World Congress of Free Ukrainians, letter of condolences to the family of the late Malcolm Muggeridge, November 15, 1991

Радянський геноцид в Україні - Soviet genocide in Ukraine, Radio Svoboda, November 15, 2008

Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine, Report to Congress, Commission on the Ukraine Famine, April 19, 1988

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Kyiv, First Holodomor monument

First Holodomor monument in Kyiv, Ukraine, beside the St. Michael's Golden Domed Monastery