General Websites

There are a number of websites and other materials available online in the English language, which are reliable and current. The following have been selected because of their accuracy and up to date historical information. Many contain links to other valuable sites that may prove to be useful as educational resources.

Famine And Memory: 10 Things To Know About The Holodomor

Since 1998, the fourth Saturday of November has been commemorated in Ukraine as the day honouring the memory for victims of Holodomors, i.e. numerous attempts by the Soviet regime to kill Ukrainian peasants en masse by starvation. Of all the starvations of 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, that of the Great Famine of 1932-1933 remains the most horrifying and tragic. Here are a few things to help you to understand this tragedy.

US Commission on the Ukraine Famine, Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine 1932-1933: Report to Congress, United States (Submitted to Congress April 22, 1988)

Oral Histories:

Report to Congress

The US Commission on the Ukraine Famine was a commission set up on December 13, 1985, “to conduct a study of the 1932-1933 Ukrainian Famine in order to expand the world’s knowledge of the famine and provide the American public with a better understanding of the Soviet system by revealing the Soviet role”. Its findings were delivered to the US Congress on April 22, 1988.

Bibliography: US Commission on the Ukraine Famine, Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine 1932-1933: Report to Congress, United States Government Printing Office, 1988, ISBN 0160032903

“The Great Hunger,” Part 1 & 2. CBC “Ideas”

Ideas Air Date: April 8 & 9, 2010; October 29 & 30, 2009; June 23 & 24, 2009

True famine is rarer than you might think. Most people in famine-prone lands have learned to adapt to nature’s fickle ways. Food shortages and starvation are more frequently the product of human action: who lives and dies are the results of a brutal calculus of power. Philip Coulter visits Ireland and Ukraine to tell the story of two “famines” that continue to shape these nations today. – Listen to Parts 1 and 2.

Website on Gareth Jones

This site presents the findings of Gareth Jones, a British/Welsh journalist, who wrote the truth about the Famine-Genocide in the 1930s and was belittled for his efforts. He was killed under mysterious circumstances.

Website Ukrainian famine memoirs trans. by M. Olynyk.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Website “Infoukes”

An information site on things Ukrainian. Articles on the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide and bibliography.

Nicolas Werth. CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX: Mass Crimes under Stalin (1930-1953) (in English)

Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence® – ISSN 1961-9898 – Edited by Jacques Semelin

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HistoryWiz is for students, teachers,
and lovers of history. It presents a section on the Ukraine Famine

Prevent Genocide International

This website is a global education and action network for the prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity. It presents a section “USSR 1932-1934: Soviet Genocide/Famine in Ukraine (Holodomor)”