What was the Holodomor, and what does the word “Holodomor” mean?
A few years after Ukraine was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union, the Communist regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin embarked on a campaign to break the resistance of the Ukrainian people, especially its fiercely independent farmers. Its plan: engineer and brutally enforce a man-made famine, and starve Ukrainians into submission. The result: in the land called the breadbasket of Europe, millions of men, women and children starved to death. This horrendous act of genocide against the Ukrainian people is known as the Holodomor –murder by starvation. The U.S. Holodomor Committee
Collaboration Project: Holodomor Resource Guide
In November – December of 2019, Ukrainian American Community Center collaborated with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.
As a result of this collaboration a Holodomor Resource Guide was created for the Genocide Education Outreach Program. We are grateful to Valentina Kuryliw, the Director of (HREC) Education, and Sophia Isajiw, lead interviewer of the “Children of Holodomor Survivors Speak” oral history project at the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Center for their support with this project.
Oral history project: Holodomor Impact on Minnesota’s Ukrainian Community
In November 2019, Ukrainian community members gathered at the University of Minnesota for a reception marking the official transfer of materials from a recently completed oral history project, titled “Holodomor Impact on Minnesota’s Ukrainian Community,” to the institution’s Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA). Professionally recorded video files and written, annotated transcripts of 11 interviews with Holodomor survivors, and children and grandchildren of survivors, will be permanently housed at the IHRCA, located at the University’s Elmer L. Andersen Library. The project was supported by a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society and administered through the Ukrainian American Community Center in Minneapolis.
Great Famine in Ukraine (1932-1933) and the Cost of Forgetting. Lecture by Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy, University of St. Thomas.