About the Holodomor

Holodomor, (based on two Ukrainian words: holod - 'hunger, starvation, famine,' and moryty - 'to induce suffering, to kill'), was an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people committed by the Soviet Communist regime in 1932-33.

In the early 1930s, in the very heart of Europe - a region considered to be Europe's breadbasket - Stalin's Communist regime committed a horrendous act of genocide against up to 10 million Ukrainians. An ancient nation of agriculturists was subjected to starvation, one of the most ruthless forms of torture and death. The government imposed exorbitant grain quotas, in some cases confiscating supplies down to the last seed. The territory of Soviet Ukraine and the predominantly Ukrainian-populated Kuban region of the Northern Caucasus (Soviet Russia) were isolated by armed units, so that people could not go in search of food to the neighbouring Soviet regions where it was more readily available. The result was the Ukrainian genocide of 1932-33, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor, or extermination by famine.

Facts about the HolodomorHarvest_of_Despair


Harvest of Despair, video

Harvest of Despair English script with highlighted annotations




The Case for Seven to Ten Million, Askold S. Lozynkskyj, Ukrainian World Congress International Holodomor Committee

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Resolution on the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine

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