Holodomor Museum Funds Are Supplemented with Unique Items

19 December 2019

On December 21, 2019, at 11:00, the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide will receive unique original documents.

Collections of historical objects that are stored, displayed or exhibited during exhibitions are the greatest value of any museum.

Oleh Kalyniak found medical journals in the villages of Bakhmach district of the Chernihiv region, which recorded deaths from starvation in 1946–1947. The journals contained data on the number of people killed by starvation in the region, although this information was forbidden to be recorded and stored in the USSR. These findings prove the crime of the totalitarian regime. People were punished for storing anti-Soviet materials in various ways: from firing from a job to exile to concentration camps.

Local doctors, realizing the importance of journals, handed over secret materials year after year, and Oleh Kalyniak, a doctor at the Ruban General Practice Ambulance and Family Medicine of the Bakhmach district of Chernihiv region, decided to transfer them to the Holodomor Museum. On December 21, he will tell the memoirs of his colleagues and the history of medical journals.

The special speaker of the event will be Vasyl Marochko — Ukrainian historian, doctor of historical sciences, leading researcher at the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and an associate of the Holodomor Research Institute. He will give a lecture on the mass artificial famine of 1946–1947.

We look forward to seeing you at the Holodomor Museum!