Minnesota commemorated the Holodomor victims

9 December 2022

On Wednesday, November 30, members of the Ukrainian community of Minnesota marked a sad date – the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide of 1932-1933 and honoured the memory of Ukrainians who died of famine. During the event, the attendees could learn about the exhibition “The Uncondemned Genocide of Ukrainians Repeats”, prepared by the Holodomor Museum. It is reported by the Facebook community “Ukrainians in Minnesota” Ukrainians in Minnesota — Stand With Ukraine MN.

Priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ivan Shkumbatyuk and Myron Korostil, conducted the service.

The event was also attended by special guest Joe Eggers, interim director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.

All guests were impressed by Stefan Iwaskewycz’s story about his grandmother, who survived the Holodomor as a child. Against all severities, she survived to share her truth about that devastating time.

During the event, the national anthem of Ukraine and the national anthem of the United States of America played, as well as the songs “Plyve Kacha” and “Svicha” performed by local choirs.

Photo – community “Ukrainians in Minnesota”.