HOLODOMOR

​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.

 

EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS

Holodomor Photo Directory

This directory catalogues authenticated photographs from the Holodomor.

Gareth Vaughan Jones Papers, The National Library of Wales

The horror of the Holodomor through Yiddish eyes, The Times of Israel, June 23, 2021

Pulitzer Prize board faces fresh calls to strip New York Times reporter Walter Duranty of his 1932 award after he COVERED UP the disastrous famine in Stalin's Soviet Union, June 2, 2021, Daily Mail

'A Gift To Posterity': Four Men Who Risked The Wrath Of Stalin To Photograph The Holodomor. Radio Free Europe, May 8, 2021

Engineer Wienerberger’s unknown photographs of the Holodomor, Euromaidan Press, November 28, 2020

Statement by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Holodomor Memorial Day, Ottawa, November 28, 2020

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Commemoration of the Holodomor. Phanar, November 28, 2020

Holodomor: Statement from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, November 28, 2020

Too many decades too late, Lubomyr Luciuk, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, November 25, 2020

Why it is so important to commemorate the Holodomor by Marco Levytsky, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, November 25, 2020

“Let me take the wife too, when I reach the cemetery she will be dead.” Stories of Holodomor survivors, Euromaidan Press, November 24, 2020

Learning, sharing, remembering, and understanding the Holodomor: two online resources, November 22, 2020, Regina Leader-Post

Holodomor Awareness Week is November 23 to 29, a time to commemorate the millions of lives lost during the Holodomor Ukrainian Famine-Genocide, which took place in 1932-1933.

Remembering the Holodomor, November 20, 2020, The Ukrainian Weekly

Mendel Osherowitch’s chilling account of the Holodomor famine translated to English for the first time, Lubomyr Luciuk, The Globe and Mail, November 20, 2020

The Horrors of Bolshevism Detailed in Revealing Book, Lubomyr Luciuk, The Jewish Voice, November 18, 2020

Covering the Holodomor: Memory Eternal, The Canadian Museum of Human Rights

The Holodomor in a global context, Ukrainer, November 9, 2020

How ‘The New York Times’ Helped Hide Stalin’s Mass Murders in Ukraine, by Izabella Tabarovsky, Tablet, October 22, 2022

Diaspora organizations condemn desecration of statue at Holodomor memorial in Kyiv, The Ukrainian Weekly, August 28, 2020

Holodomor Sculpture Desecrated in Kyiv, BBC Ukrainian Service, August 22, 2020

"These were definitely not drunken people": unknown people desecrated the sculpture of a girl near the Holodomor Museum

Vandals tried to destroy the sculpture about the Holodomor, Holodomor Museum, August 22, 2020

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

The Holodomor and ‘Mr. Jones’ by Maya Sobchuk, Kyiv Post, June 27, 2020

The film “Mr. Jones” follows Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who first publicized under his own name the Holodomor, an artificial famine ordered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and carried out in Ukraine in 1932-1933. At least 3.9 million Ukrainians starved to death during this genocide.

The British playboy who was Stalin's Stooge, The Daily Mail, March 7, 2020

In Soviet Russia: Impressions From a Journey, Mendel Osherowitch, February 27, 2020

To be released soon by The Kashtan Press - an eye-witness account of the Holodomor in Soviet Ukraine, as recorded by Mendel Osherowitch, a Yiddish writer for the Jewish Daily Forward (Forverts) - based on his February/March 1932 travels in Soviet Ukraine.

Orphaned by the Holodomor, forced to work for a Nazi, Martha Gough began a new life in Canada, The Globe and Mail, February 24, 2020

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

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

Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day: A Personal Journey, by Andrew Weaver, MLA, October 28, 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

Remembering the Holodomor, November 30, 2018, The Ukrainian Weekly

The statement below was released by the Ukrainian World Congress on November 23

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

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

A righteous man named Lemkin. The Ukrainian Weekly, September 28, 2018

The plaque unveiled at the Ukrainian Institute of America to honor Raphael Lemkin.

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

Understanding Holodomor loss numbers. The Ukrainian Weekly. June 29, 2018

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

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

Canada, Great Britain, and the Ukrainian Famine, Failing to Respond to a Humanitarian Crisis, 1932-33 by Andrew McCormick-Johnson 2016

A thesis presented to the University of Waterloo for the degree of Master of Arts in History.

Перша маніфестація в пам'ять про Голодомор. 1948 рік. ФОТО. ІСТОРИЧНА ПРАВДА, 24 ЛИСТОПАДА 2013

The first demonstration in memory of the Holodomor. 1948. PHOTO. Historical Truth.
November 24, 2013

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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