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The Holy See and the Holodomor - McVay
McVay, Athanasius D. and Luciuk, Lubomyr, ed. ,The Holy See and the Holodomor : documents from the Vatican Secret Archives on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine. Kingston, Ontario; Kashtan Press, 2011. Translated from the Italian.
The Holodomor Reader - Klid
Klid, Bohdan, Motyl, Alexander. Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, Toronto, 2012. The Holodomor Reader is a wide-ranging collection of key texts and source materials, many of which have never before appeared in English, on the genocidal famine (Holodomor) of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine. The subject is introduced in an extensive interpretive essay, and the material is presented in six sections: scholarship; legal assessments, findings, and resolutions; eyewitness accounts and memoirs; survivor testimonies, memoirs, diaries, and letters; Soviet, Ukrainian, British, German, Italian, and Polish documents; and works of literature. Each section is prefaced with introductory remarks describing the contents. The book also contains a guide to further reading and a map.
The Harvest of Sorrow - Conquest
Conquest, R., Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror Famine. . Classic account of the Holodomor by one of the pioneers in Holodomor studies. Oxford University Press, 1987.
Stones Under the Scythe - Mark
Mak, Olha, Stones Under the Scythe. trans. by Vera Kaczmarskyj, iUniverse Inc., Bloomington, 2011. Suitable young adult novel on the Holodomor in Kharkiv.
Stalin's Genocides - Naimark
Naimark, Norman M., Stalin’s Genocides, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2010. Between the early 1930s and his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin had more than a million of his own citizens executed. Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, bloody massacres, and detention and interrogation by Stalin's henchmen. Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes. The book puts forward the important argument that brutal mass killings under Stalin in the 1930s were indeed acts of genocide and that the Soviet dictator himself was behind them.
Maria A Chronicle of a Life - Samchuk
Samchuk, Ulas, Maria. Language Lanterns Publications Inc., Toronto, 2011 (Novel of a woman living through the times of revolution and the Holodomor). Suitable for high school students.
Kobzar's Children - Skrypuch
Skrypuch, Martha,Forchuk, ed., Kobzar’s Children: A Century of Untold Ukrainian Stories, “The Ring” . Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006. (a short story on the Famine-Genocide suitable for students).
Bloodlands - Snyder
Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Basic Books, New York, 2010. Americans call the Second World War "The Good War". Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history, in the time and place where they occurred: between Germany and Russia, when Hitler and Stalin both held power. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history.