Holodomor Remembrance Day 2020
The fourth Saturday in November is a day that unites Ukrainians through their common past.
Holodomor Remembrance Day
This year, Ukraine and the world will honor the innocent Ukrainians killed in the famine of 1932–33 on November 28.
Traditionally, at 4 p.m., we will light candles in the windows of our homes or near the memorials to the victims of the Holodomor genocide throughout Ukraine and abroad. This is a “Candle in the Window” campaign, initiated in 2003 by the Holodomor researcher James Mace.
The Holodomor (from the phrase “kill by famine”) is the proper name for the genocide of Ukrainians committed by the totalitarian communist regime in 1932–33.
For decades, the USSR has banned the memory of Holodomor victims — no public talks, no commemoration of innocent victims. We now have the opportunity to speak and disseminate the truth so that this crime will never happen again.
This year, the Holodomor Museum is initiating the “Save the Memory – Transfer the Truth” campaign. It has been 87 years since the crime was committed, and photos, family belongings and stories are being erased. To preserve the history forever, tell the story of your family, record the testimony of your grandparents, explore the family photo archive and relics — transfer them to the museum. To share stories and family memories, email us [email protected].