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Exhibits

January 26 - March 6, 2009

 

 

Holodomor: Genocide by Famine

Dodd Research Center West Corridor

It has been called "the crime of the century that nobody's ever heard of." In 1932 and 1933, up to 10,000,000 people of Ukraine died by starvation as a result of deliberate actions taken by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin to systematically destroy the Ukrainian people's aspirations for self-determination and independence.

This exhibit commemorates the Famine Genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine in a series of panels that describe the genocide in its historical context. There is information about the collectivization and the destruction of Ukrainian farmers, opposition to this collectivization, and Soviet reaction to the opposition. The panels describe why the genocide was organized and provides key documents, includes eyewitness reports and information about the denial and cover-up as well as protests and attempts at relief.

This exhibit was produced by the League of Ukrainian Canadians in cooperation with the Museum of Soviet Occupation of the Kyiv Memorial Society in Ukraine.