Holodomor Survivors tell their Stories
List of Survivors:
Describes the death from starvation of his four siblings and grandmother. Describes the cover-up of cannibalism by the Soviet authorities.
Zinadia Marusenko (nee Demchenko).
Describes how her mother′s sisters died of starvation in the village. Describes her great grandmother′s death from starvation.
Evdokhia Marych (nee Zalevska).
Describes the death of both her parents from starvation. Describes life in an orphanage during the Famine.
Describes Dzhankoi, the first train stop in the Crimea, and how the authorities would turn away people trying to escape famine in Ukraine. Describes an encounter with a small boy in Dzhankoi.
Describes how his father traveled illegally to villages in the Belarusian SSR to trade tobacco for grain and dried bread.
Halyna Onyskiw (nee Bielchyk).
Describes how the authorities searched their home for food. Describes how the family saved her grandfather from starvation. Describes mass graves in the village.
Valentyna Podash (nee Shevchenko).
Describes black flags hung in villages where everyone had died. Describes the bread with which her father fed her.
Valentyna Revutska (nee Vilchynska).
Describes children begging for food in the market. Tells how her mother worked in the village in place of dying peasants. Describes seeing corpses outside her school.
Describes his experiences as a student from Kyiv mobilized to assist with the harvest campaigns in the villages.
Viktor Royenko .
Describes how his village looked during the Famine, what people ate, and how Soviet brigades searched villagers' homesteads for food and confiscated any that was found.
Luba Semaniuk (nee Novikova).
Explains how her mother traveled 150 km to try to exchange heirlooms for food. Describes the death of her neighbors from starvation.
Kateryna Shcherban (nee Levkovets).
Describes how the authorities dispossessed villagers. Describes her brother′s arrest for stealing potatoes, and how she collected grain stalks in the collective farm fields.
Describes how he tried to convince his grandmother to give him some more bread, and how his parents tried to help hungry people begging for food.
Olena Shevchuk (nee Yaroshenko)
Describes Donetsk city during the Famine.
Vera Stefaniuk (nee Dubeyko).
Describes the guarded grain silos in her village. Describes her mother trading things for food. Describes how her mother found a porcupine, which saved both of them from starvation.
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