Attention! We collect artefacts from the Russian-Ukrainian war

18 October 2022

The National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide is asking for help stocking the museum collections.

If you own artefacts of the Russian-Ukrainian war or have information about such items, you can contribute to their preservation and display in the Museum.

First of all, we are looking for:

  1. Photo and video materials of the destruction of buildings, infrastructure, agricultural sector, landscape and transport as a result of Russian shelling;
  2. Military artefacts related to damage to civilian objects (debris of missiles, projectiles, parts of weapons and equipment);
  3. Crimes documented by authorized bodies (documents and other materials provided by the structures of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and State Government);
  4. Testimony (in written, printed or oral form or witnesses willing to provide it):
    – eyewitnesses or their relatives about potential and actual genocidal actions of the Russians: occupation, torture, rape, deportation (including minors), murder and terror;
    – business representatives of various industries about intentional destruction and damage caused to infrastructure and business activities;
    – military personnel and activists who participated in the resistance movement and the rescue of the civilian population;
  5. Physical exhibits:
    – items of the civilian population that have traces of hostilities;
    – objects that testify to the concealment of identity by Ukrainians in the occupied territories (hidden embroidery, Ukrainian books, uniforms of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, photographs of relatives in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian flags);
    – materials testifying to the movement of resistance in the occupied territories (postcards/posters, flags, personal belongings, diaries recorded during the occupation, violations of citizens’ rights (records, photos, lists of criminals));
    – belongings of defenders;
    – belongings of the occupiers (uniforms, ammunition, household items, diaries, records, symbols of war, instructions for the Russian military on how to deal with the occupied population, instructions for preparing mass burials);
    – propaganda and ideologically loaded materials of the occupiers (posters, manuals, newspapers, packages, various leaflets with war symbols and pro-Russian propaganda);
    – items from places of interrogation and torture of Ukrainian citizens;
    – items related to the persecution and liquidation of representatives of Ukrainian politics, culture and education (announcements, propaganda materials harassing such people, lists, reports);
    – items that demonstrate Russification in the occupied territories (acts of seizing or burning Ukrainian textbooks/books in schools and libraries, Russian flags in schools, Russian textbooks in schools, signs of institutions, names of settlements established by Russians, etc.).

Pay attention! The Museum will primarily consider attributed exhibits, that is, those for which the following information is available: time and place of discovery, associated military history, and owner or person donating the artefact to the Museum. However, if you have the will to donate other interesting things to the Museum, we will consider your suggestions.