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​During 1932 - 1933 millions of Ukrainians perished in a famine orchestrated by the Stalinist regime. Almost 90 percent of these victims died between the winter of 1932 and spring of 1933, one of the greatest genocides in European history.




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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, September 20, 2018, Ukrainian Insitute of America

Killing by Hunger, Serhii Ploky book review of "Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine" by Anne Applebaum, The New York Review of Books

Holodomor - The genocidal Great Famine of 1932 - 1933 in Soviet Ukraine pamphlet, 2018

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

Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story, June 14, 2018, New Pathway - Ukrainian News

Nigel Colley (1960-2018) By Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, February 6, 2018

Never Forget the Holodomor, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Harper stands tall on Ukraine’s Holodomor, Embassy Magazine, November 17, 2010

The message to Mr Yanukovych, Winnipeg Free Press, October 27, 2010

Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine, 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students

by Valentina Kuryliw,, 308 pp. in full-colour, $49.95 (paper)


Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students is a comprehensive teaching resource for studying and teaching the Holodomor. Written by Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education for the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), the book is a first-of-its-kind resource developed for use in a range of courses and grade levels. Printed in full colour, the richly illustrated 308-page workbook features stand-alone teaching materials, lesson plans, and assignments as well as timelines, maps, memoirs, photographs, age-appropriate literary works, and resource listings. The teaching methods and strategies focus on developing critical and historical thinking skills while integrating primary sources. 


About the Author

Valentina Kuryliw is a retired department head and history teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience who has promoted awareness of the Holodomor and human rights as an educator and activist for most of her adult life. The daughter of Holodomor survivors, Kuryliw has advocated for the inclusion of the Holodomor in the Ontario curriculum, across Canada and beyond for more than a decade. She has published a book on the methodology for teaching history in Ukraine, is the author of an international award-winning interactive lesson on the Holodomor Mobile Classroom, and has an article on the Ukrainian Genocide being published this year in Samuel Totten's book Teaching About Genocide: Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors, Vol. 1.


CIUS Press is the largest publisher of English-language material about Ukraine. It is the publishing arm of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. The emergence of Ukraine as an independent state has focused general and scholarly interest on Ukrainian studies, and CIUS Press is meeting that interest and need with a sizeable offering of new, forthcoming, and already published books. 

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


Reading List

Additional Sources on the Holodomor:

Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (New York: Doubleday, 2017)

Marco Carynnyk, Lubomyr Y Luciuk and Bohdan S Kordan, eds, The Foreign Office and the Famine: British Documents on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine (Kingston: The Limestone Press, 1988)

Serge Cipko, Starving Ukraine, The Holodomor and Canada's Response (Regina: University of Regina Press, 2017)

Margaret Siriol Colley, Gareth Jones: A Manchukuo Incident (Newark on Trent: Privately Printed, 2001)

Margaret Siriol Colley and Nigel Linsan Colley, More Than A Grain of Truth: The Biography of Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones (Newark on Trent: Privately Printed, 2005)

James William Crowl, Angels in Stalin’s Paradise: Western Reporters in Soviet Russia, 1917 to 1937, A Case Study of Louis Fischer and Walter Duranty (University Press of America, 1962)

Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk and Andrew G Newby, eds, Famines in European Economic History: The last great European famines reconsidered (New York: Routledge, 2015)

Robert Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986)

Miron Dolot, Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust (New York: W W Norton & Company, 1985)

Ray Gamache, Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor (Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press, 2013)

Andrea Graziosi and Frank Sysyn, Editors, Communism and Hunger, The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective (Canadian Institutes of Ukrainian Studies Press, Edmonton and Toronto, 2016)

Gareth Jones, 'Tell Them We Are Starving’ - The 1933 Soviet Diaries of Gareth Jones (Kingston: Kashtan Press, 2015

Bohdan Klid and Alexander J Motyl, eds, The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2012)


Bohdan Krawchenko and Roman Serbyn, eds, Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933 (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1986)

Stanislav Kulchytsky The Famine of 1932 - 1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor (Edmonton-Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2018)

Valentina Kuryliw, Holodomor in Ukraine, The Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students. (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2018)


Raphael Lemkin, Soviet Genocide in the Ukraine (Kingston: Kashtan Press, 2014)


George O Liber, Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954 (University of Toronto Press, 2016)


Lubomyr Luciuk, Not Worthy: Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize and The New York Times (Kingston: Kashtan Press, 2004)


Lubomyr Luciuk, Holodomor: Reflections on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine  (Kingston: Kashtan Press, 2008)


Athanasius D McVay and Lubomyr Y Luciuk, eds, The Holy See and the Holodomor: Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine (Kashtan Press and Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, 2001)


M Wayne Morris, Stalin’s Famine and Roosevelt’s Recognition of Russia (University Press of America, 1994)


Norman Naimark, Stalin’s Genocides (Princeton University Press, 2010)

Oleh Romanyschyn, Orest Steciw, Andrew Gregorovich,  Holodomor, The Ukrainian Genocide 1932 - 1933 (League of Ukrainian Canadians and Ucrainica Research Institute, 2014)


Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin (New York: Basic Books, 2010)


S J Taylor, Stalin’s Apologist - Walter Duranty: The New York Times’s Man in Moscow (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990)

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