Journalists from ICTV channel visited the Museum

26 October 2023

On October 25, the film crew of the ICTV channel visited the Holodomor Museum and recorded a commentary on the story about the figures who tried to tell the world the truth about the Holodomor in Ukraine.

The head of the Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Research Department, Mykhailo Kostiv, spoke about the activities of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who was one of the first to tell the truth about the Holodomor. Gareth Jones’ activity significantly influenced the spread of information about the Holodomor. Despite the attempts of the USSR to hide the situation in Ukraine in 1932-1933, this journalist, having seen the real state of affairs with his own eyes, was not afraid to tell about it.

Mykhailo Kostiv also talked about Dmytro Solovei and Oleksandr Shulhin, the authors of the first works on the history of the Holodomor. In the book “Paths to Golgotha”, published in the USA in 1952, Dmytro Solovei presented, in particular, the story-testimony of Ivan Klimko about dekulakization and the Holodomor, recorded in Germany in 1949. At the same time, Oleksandr Shulhin actively spread information abroad about the USSR’s colonial policy towards Ukraine. In cooperation with other Ukrainian emigrants, he tried to raise the issue of aid to Ukrainians at the level of the League of Nations. In his work “Without Territory”, published in 1934 in Paris, Shulhin published crucial documents about the activities of the diaspora in this direction.