On April 3, 2019, a presentation of the educational and patriotic project “Books for 100 Universities and Libraries of Ukraine” was held at the Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University named after Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi. The event was attended by librarians, community activists, students and educators from Vinnytsia region.
Within the framework of this project, initiated by the National Museum “Holodomor Victims’ Memorial”, together with the All-Ukrainian Human Rights Protection Organization Memorial named after Vasyl Stus, with the support of the “Ukraina Moloda” newspaper, sets of books on the history of Ukraine were transmitted, including the genocide of the Ukrainian people – Holodomor of 1932-1933 (about 60 titles in total) to oblast, city and university libraries.
The event was opened by the rector Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University – Natalia Lazarenko. “Holodomor Victims’ Memorial” was presented by: First Deputy Director General – Iryna Batyrieva and Head of the Information and Publishing Department of the Museum – Julia Kotsur. An expert on Holodomor, a public figure, Mykola Gerasymenko, who gave the libraries books on historical themes from his own bookstore, joined the project.
All books are rare editions, encyclopedic literature, which was published not for sale. Their pages reveal the truth about Holodomor-genocide of the Ukrainian nation, destroying the long-rooted “Soviet” stereotypes. Books have a patriotic orientation in Ukraine, designed to fight for consciousness, first and foremost, for the youth who forms the national Ukrainian elite. “Victory is born not on the battlefield, but in schools and universities” – with this message, the project is moving by Ukraine, revealing to public the truth about various chronological periods of Ukrainian history.
Recall that in November last year the Memorial and the Ministry of Education held a seminar for teachers on the forms and means of studying Holodomor in educational institutions.