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The 1932-1933 Ukrainian Famine: Stalin’s Genocide

Ukraine has a long history of suffering at the hands of Soviet/Russian aggression.  In 1932-1933, Joseph Stalin orchestrated a man-made famine causing the deaths of an estimated four million people in Ukraine.  With the help of journalists who reported false information and Soviet propaganda in their articles, Stalin hid his actions and the suffering of Ukrainians from most of the world.  Even today, Russia still does not recognize the Holodomor (“to kill by starvation”) as genocide and instead claims that the food shortage was a natural occurrence that affected all of Russia.  Today, only 17 countries recognize the Holodomor as genocide.  This research guide provides a sample of the different Holodomor resources.

The webpages below contain links to a wide-range of materials dedicated to the Holodomor.  Many of their resources are referenced in this research guide under specific categories.

Holodomor Resource Library, Connecticut Holodomor Awareness Committee

Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Holodomor Timestream, Genocide Watch

Holodomor Research Institute, National Museum of Holodomor-Genocide, Kyiv, Ukraine

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta