Exhibitions about the Holodomor will be presented in Bucharest

1 October 2018

On October 5, 2018, the Embassy of Ukraine in Romania invites to the opening the exhibitions “Execution by hunger: The Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians “ and the “Hunger Symphony” in the Museum of the Municipality in Bucharest (“Muzeul Municipiului Bucuresti”).


The exhibition «Execution by hunger: The Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians» is based, mainly, on oral history, which today is a widespread method of social and humanitarian researches. The subject of the oral history is the personal experience of the people. Therefore, the feature of this exhibition is the confirmation of facts about Famine based on documentary archival sources as well as testimonies of the witnesses who survived during the Holodomor (1932-1933). According to this principle, the exhibition is constructed. The information from an official document is confirmed by the testimonies of the witnesses of those events.


In 2017, the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial” presented a photo exhibition “Hunger Symphony”.


A photoset dedicated to Holodomor was created in 2015 by Lila Perehuda and Ksenia Piliavska. The photos are the emotional reflection of feelings about the Holodomor tragedy of Lila Perehuda, who represented the image of Women-Death/Women-Memory from 1933. The photographer Ksenia Piliavska helped to transfer the image.


We are confident that in consequence of such measures more and more people in the world will know about the history of the Ukrainian genocide in the 1930s – the Holodomor.


Today 15 countries at the state level have recognized the Holodomor as the genocide of Ukrainians. Romania is not on this list.