Meeting with the Holodomor Eyewitness: Story Which Cannot Be Forgotten

20 January 2020

?Dear friends, unfortunately, Mrs. Kateryna Shyianenko, the Holodomor eyewitness, is ill and cannot come to the museum today.

She conveyed her sincere apologies to all who planned to attend the event today.
As soon as her condition improves and she is able to visit the Holodomor Museum, we will inform you.

? At 13:00 the museum organizes a free excursion which anyone can visit.

Holodomor Museum team.


Are there better history teachers than the eyewitnesses to the events themselves?

On January 23, at 1:00 pm, the Holodomor witness Kateryna Shyianenko will tell her story at the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide.

“There was such a famine that we ate the leaves, the pods. There was no leaf on the tree; all the flowers, the leaves were eaten. There was no such thing. I have been keeping my grandfather here, in my heart, since I was four years old; he is alive to me. And I see, I close my eyes and see that he is standing, I come to him, and he holds a piece of black, like earth, a zhovnyk (a zhovnyk was a leaf, a peel) and hegives it to me,” shares her memories Mrs. Shyianenko. Now she is 90 years old, but she still remembers all the events that took place 86 years ago.

♦ The Holodomor is an important story not only of our grandparents, but of us. This is the collective memory that shapes us today. The “Oral History of the Holodomor” Project tells the story of the genocide of the Ukrainian nation by the words of witnesses.

Meetings with the witnesses are always a unique opportunity to personally touch to the past.

?Place: Holodomor Museum, 3 Lavrska Street (nearest metro station is Arsenalna). The entrance to the museum is located behind sculpture of the girl in front of the Candle of Memory. To enter the museum, walk down the stairs.