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Holodomor banner available in Canada for educational and commemorative purposes.

Updated: Aug 21, 2018

For Immediate Release (15 August 2018) - Ottawa

A retractable metal banner (with carrying case) is being made available in Canada to mark the 85th anniversary of the genocidal Great Famine of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine, the Holodomor. Commissioned by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation and prepared by Professor Lubomyr Luciuk, this display makes it easy for even smaller communities to provide basic information about the nature and consequences of this Soviet genocide. Centred on a striking graphic, drawn in 1933 by the Ukrainian avant-garde artist Vasyl Sedliar, the banner also includes a map showing the regional geography of famine losses in Soviet Ukraine, along with quotations from diplomats and eyewitnesses of the Holodomor.

Thanks to the generosity of a Canadian donor who prefers to remain anonymous, a limited number of Holodomor banners are being made available, free of charge, in Canada. These will be distributed in early October 2018. Organizations or community groups wishing to secure a banner should send an email to UCCLF on or before 20 September and provide the following information:

Name of Organization Complete postal/shipping address Contact Person’s name, email, home and cell phone numbers A short paragraph explaining when and how the Holodomor banner will be displayed

A leaflet providing a reading list of additional sources accompanies the banner.

Commenting on this initiative, UCCLF spokesperson, Borys Sydoruk, said:

“Thanks to the generosity of an UCCLF supporter, we are able to offer Canadian Ukrainian organizations a ready-made display, easily assembled, taken down and stored, which offers the public a chance to learn about the Holodomor and recall the millions of victims of this Stalinist genocide.”

Organizations and individuals outside of Canada who would like to secure a banner are invited to contact Roman at UCCLF by emailing with "Holodomor banner" in the subject line.

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