Selected Resources for Further Information:
THE HOLODOMOR – STILL UNKNOWN
CURRENT RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
COLLEGE LEVEL TEXTBOOKS
INTRODUCTION TO THE HOLODOMOR: SELECTED AUTHORITATIVE SHORT WORKS
INTRODUCTION TO THE HOLODOMOR: BRIEF, NON-ACADEMIC ARTICLES
WEBSITES and ONLINE RESOURCES
DOCUMENTARIES, DRAMA, EXHIBITS
FULL-LENGTH STUDIES, REPORTS, AND LAWS
“What Was Sown Shall be Reaped”, Forward by Lubomyr Luciuk to his edited collection: Holodomor; Reflections on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine. The Kashtan Press, Ontario. 2008. (scanned with author’s permission).
The Holodomor Reader; a Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, compiled and edited by Bohdan Klid and Alexander J. Motyl. Toronto: CIUS Press. 2012. First rate, first of its kind compendium of essential readings on the Holodomor. Includes 200 texts ranging from survivor accounts, to Stalin’s correspondence, to consular reports, to poetry, to excerpts from scholarly works.Well-organized, authoritative reference book that substantiates the reality of the Holodomor as history, as genocide and as an indelible human experience. Purchase info and detailed review The Holodomor Reader.review for website.docx
Holodomor: Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, 1932-1933, a Power Point Presentation with Print Addendum, created by Maria Kiciuk and Oksana Kulynych. . To download both documents click the links below:
Concise, visually appealing and easy to follow for both teachers and students. Includes suggested activities and resources for further study. Designed to be readily incorporated into several areas of high school instruction such as: 20th century European history, topics in political science and economics, genocide and human rights studies, etc.
Genocide Revealed: Educational Release DVD, directed by Yurij Luhovy . 26 min. and 52 min. editions on a single DVD.
The Educational Release is the first English language documentary film on the 1932-1933 Famine Genocide in Soviet Ukraine made specifically for educators to use at the high school or college level. Either length can be incorporated into genocide and human rights studies, 20th century European history, political science, and other areas of instruction. Especially effective when paired with one of the teaching guides listed here. Based on the multi-award winning feature length documentary released in 2011, the film incorporates survivor and eyewitness accounts, academic commentary and the latest archival evidence.
To purchase: http://www.yluhovy.com/MML/Welcome.html
(7 min. clip and review of the full-length film by historian and educator Cheryl Madden: http://www.yluhovy.com/MML/genocide_revealed.html)
The Ukrainian Genocide/Holodomor, 1932-1933
A Curriculum And Resource Guide For Educators. Prepared by Myron B. Kuropas and James Mace. updated through 2011. Developed for the state of Illinois, which mandates study of “the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine”; detailed overview of the subject, with activities and questions geared to either a junior high or senior high school level.
Genocide Never Again [Ukrainian Genocide]
Teacher and Student Workbook. By Vera Bej, Ihor Mirchuk, and Christine R. Shwed, 2007. Well designed workbook that includes 12 worksheets explicitly matched by “eligible content” to applicable Pennsylvania standards. Grade 7 +.
The Unknown Genocide - Ukrainian Holodomor 1932 – 1933. Prepared by Canadian educator Valentina Kuryliw. 2008. Lesson plans, links, and bibliography; geared for grades 10-12. Revised edition forthcoming.
Turning a Blind Eye: a Unit of Study, by Lana Babij, Lidia Choma, and Borys Krupa. 2012. A classroom ready unit designed for high school curricula; presents the Holodomor, China’s 1959-61 Famine, Darfur and selected current events in terms of “recognizing, acknowledging, and exposing human rights violations and genocide, with a special focus on media and social responsibility.” Please use the following links for more information: table of contents, introduction, and information for ordering
Defining the Horrific: Readings on Genocide and Holocaust in the 20th Century, CourseSmart eTextbook, By William Hewitt. Pearson: 2004. Format: Electronic Book. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-195489-2. to purchase access: http://www.coursesmart.com/013195489X/?a=1773944. Chapter 4 is titled: “Death by Hunger: Ukraine,” and includes 3 articles.
Century Of Genocide : Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, ed. by Samuel Totten; William S Parsons; Israel W Charny. Routledge, 2008. ISBN-10: 041599084X. (& earlier editions). Widely used collection that includes a chapter on the man-made famine in Ukraine.
"Soviet Man-Made Famine In Ukraine" by James Mace.
Chapter originally published in Century Of Genocide : Critical Essays And Eyewitness Accounts, ed. by Samuel Totten; William S Parsons; Israel W Charny. Routledge, 2004. (& other editions).
Holodomor: Ukrainian Genocide in the Early 1930s. prepared by the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, . Illustrated booklet that summarizes the events of the Holodomor with some of the latest evidence.
Famine-Genocide of 1932–33.
Authoritative overview of the Holodomor (Famine 1932-33), with links to related articles and an extensive scholarly bibliography, from the continuously updated Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine, hosted by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta.
"Soviet Genocide in the Ukraine" by Raphael Lemkin. 1953. original paper located by Holodomor scholar Roman Serbyn in the Raphael Lemkin Papers, housed at the New York Public Library.
"Raphael Lemkin on the Ukrainian Genocide", by Roman Serbyn. Brief, illuminating essay on the evolution of Lemkin’s work on defining genocide, its acceptance by the UN, and his 1953 speech: “Soviet Genocide in the Ukraine.”
International Commission of Inquiry Into the 1932–33 Famine in Ukraine. Final Report. (Excerpt). 1990. Statement by Commission President Jacob W.F. Sundberg, pointing out the strong relevance of the study of Ukraine’s famine to the understanding of many of today’s genocides, with particular reference to the events in Yugoslavia.
"Dancing with Stalin"
Speech by Steve Komarnyckyj, writer, poet and translator, at the Cambridge University Ukrainian Society Meeting in Cambridge, England, February 6, 2009. Highly readable; with references.
“Holodomor”, by former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko
From the Wall Street Journal, 11.27.2007. Eloquent summary about the execution of the famine, its denial, its designation as a genocide, and why we must remember.
“Ukraine's Harvest of Sorrow”, by Steve Waldron, from The Age (Australia), 3.8.2008. Highly readable and informative article prompted by a 75th anniversary commemoration of the famine held in Melbourne.
"Black Famine in Ukraine 1932-33", by Andrew Gregorovich, from Forum; Ukrainian Review, 24, 1974. Through numerous excerpts from journalists, historians and witnesses, this older article demonstrates how much evidence already existed about this massive and catastrophic genocide that was all but ignored.
“A Tale of Truth and Two Journalists” by Ian Hunter, from Report Magazine, 3.27.2000. Succinctly contrasts 2 reporters on the Famine: Malcolm Muggeridge from Great Britain and William Duranty from the U.S.: what they wrote and how those reports were received at the time.
"Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933"
Arguably the best organized English language website for basic facts and online access to memoirs and testimonies, bibliographies of books and articles, and curriculum guides; however, updating since 2008 sporadic.
The Holodomor-Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933
Additional Resource Materials, compiled by Valentina Kuryliw. Essentially updates the preceding, with annotations.
Не дамо схасити свічу пам'яті.
Ukrainian language website devoted to the Holodomor, sponsored by the Ukraine 3000 Foundation, Kyiv. Exceptional, continuously updated resource for Ukrainian language materials in a variety of formats.
Електронний Архів Голодомору.
Ukrainian language website of the National Archives of Ukraine, special section on the Holodomor. Wealth of primary documents, including verified photographs. Not clear that it has been updated since 2008.
The Ukrainian Weekly on the Great Famine of 1932-33
Collection of reports, testimonies, and articles, primarily 1980’s and 1990’s.
"Genocide Revealed", directed by Yurij Luhovy. 2011. Gripping feature length English language documentary on the 1932-1933 Famine Genocide in Soviet Ukraine, utilizing the latest archival evidence, academic commentary and eyewitness accounts. Winner of 12 US and international awards, incl. Best Historical Film, and Best Documentary at Connecticut’s own Litchfield Hills Film Festival 2011. To purchase: http://www.yluhovy.com/MML/Welcome.html . Also available from this website: New Educational Release. 7 min. film clip and review by historian and educator Cheryl Madden: http://www.yluhovy.com/MML/genocide_revealed.html
Harvest of despair : the 1932-33 man-made famine in Ukraine; directed by Slavko Nowytski; orig. released 1984. First feature length documentary on the topic. Powerful award-winner. DVD and VHS; also free online: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3897393411603039499&hl=uk#
Soviet Story, directed by Edvins Snore. 2008. Begins with the 1932-33 Famine Genocide, as the film outlines Stalin’s murderous regime, its early complicity with the Nazis, and the impact of this legacy today. DVD & VHS. To purchase: http://www.sovietstory.com/ Some free access available online.
Children of the Dnipro (drama for the theater) and Holodomor (short documentary), by Rhode Island playwright, director and theater educator David Eliet. Children of the Dnipro (as performed in 2008) an exceptionally effective presentation on the real life impact of the famine, handled with intelligence, grace and humanity. Author contact: https://sites.google.com/site/davideliet
75th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide Online Exhibit
Created under the auspices of the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Fund, Kyiv, 2008; posted by the Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation – USA. Set of 34 high quality exhibit posters.
Famine in the Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933; a memorial exhibition, Widener Library, Harvard University. by Oksana Procyk, Leonid Heretz, James E. Mace. Harvard Univ. Press, 1986.
U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Oral History Project of the Commission on the Ukraine Famine / edited by James E. Mace and Leonid Heretz. 3 volumes of eyewitness and survivor testimony. Washington: U.S. GPO, 1990.
Black Deeds of the Kremlin: A White Book. by S O Pidhainy; Ukrainian Association of Victims of Russian Communist Terror, Toronto, 1953. Extensive collection of eyewitness and survivor accounts.
A Candle In Remembrance : An Oral History Of The Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-1933, by V.K. Borysenko, Ukrainian National Women's League of America, 2010. A collection of brief testimonies resulting from recent research conducted in Ukraine. Includes an informative, well-documented introduction as well as historical and contemporary photographs.
Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust, by Miron Dolot. The author, a teen-ager during the time, presents a harrowing eyewitness account of the Holodomor as it was implemented and experienced in his village. W.W. Norton. 1985.
Holodomor Survivors Tell Their Stories.
Canadian oral history project, presenting more than 50 videotaped personal accounts.
U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-1933: Report to Congress. Washington: U.S. GPO. 1988. The Final Report, includes the executive summary of findings along with reports on the American response to the famine, scholarship on the famine, Italian consular dispatches during the famine, and more. The First Interim Report and Second Interim Report include the testimony of scores of famine survivors. All three reports have been reproduced and made available on the genocidecurriculum.org website. Please note: best navigated using Firefox as your browser.
The Harvest of Sorrow; Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine, by Robert Conquest. Oxford University Press, 1986. (and later editions). First and most comprehensive English language scholarly analysis.
The Man-made famine in Ukraine, by Robert Conquest. Brief overview. Washington : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1984.
Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine; Documents and Materials, compiled by Ruslan Pyrih. Kyiv Mohyla Academy Publishing House, 2008. English translation by Stephen Bandera of 73 key documents from a much larger collection in the original Ukrainian and Russian languages.
Bloodlands; Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder. Basic Books. 2010. Groundbreaking scholarly work that describes the development and interplay of Europe’s 2 most murderous regimes of the 20th c that annihilated tens of millions of civilians in Eastern Europe by decree. Never simplistic; presents the full complexity of the era while appreciating the enormous tragedies suffered by all the victims. Includes a chapter on the Holodomor.
Stalin's genocides, by Norman M. Naimark. Princeton University Press. 2010. Straightforward and readable. Includes chapters on dekulakization and the Holodomor in a fresh challenge to the application of the UN definition of genocide.
Holodomor; Reflections on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine, by Lubomyr Luciuk. The Kashtan Press, Ontario. 2008. A collection of scholarly essays and opinion pieces reflecting a range of contemporary perspectives on the topic.
Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933, edited by Roman Serbyn; Bohdan Krawchenko. Papers from a conference. Edmonton : Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1986.
Angels in Stalin’s Paradise; Western Reporters in Soviet Russia, 1917 to 1937, A Case study of Louis Fischer and Walter Duranty, by James William Crowl. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 1982.
Stalin’s Apologist; Walter Duranty, The New York Times’s Man in Moscow, by S.J. Taylor. New York: Oxford University Press. 1990.
The Great Famine in Ukraine : the Unknown Holocaust: by the editors of the Ukrainian Weekly.
Jersey City, N.J. : Ukrainian National Association, 1983.
"Law Of Ukraine No.376-V"
On Holodomor In Ukraine In 1932-1933" . Parliament of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, Nov 28, 2006, Kyiv, Ukraine. English translation by Action Ukraine Report (AUR), Washington D.C.
Закон України про Голодомор 1932-1933 років в Україні
Original Ukrainian language text of the law.
A Hunger Most Cruel: The Human Face of the 1932-1933 Terror-Famine in Soviet Ukraine; Short Stories by Anatoliy Dimarov,Yevhen Hutsalo, Olena Zvychayna. Language Lanterns Publications. 2002.
Everything Flows, by Vasily Grossman. New York Review of Books Classics. 2010. (latest translation by Robert Chandler). Critically acclaimed work reflecting on the tragedies of Soviet life from the perspective of a gulag survivor. Originally published in Russian in 1964. A particularly harrowing chapter describes the Ukraine famine through the eyes of a former communist enforcer. Chandler writes: (p. viii) “This chapter about the least-known act of genocide of the last century is subtle, complex, and unbearably lucid. Only Dante…has written of death from hunger with equal power.”
*This is not a comprehensive list. You may find additional materials using your library online catalogs and online search engines, such as google. (note that many articles found online are not authoritative!)
Keywords: famine Ukraine; Holodomor (more recently used); famine genocide; famine 1932
For additional resources and assistance in locating further information, contact Lana Babij: email@example.com
Updated 12/11. Lana Y. Babij for the CT Holodomor Awareness Committee.