Save the Truth: Informational Campaign to the 87th Anniversary of the Holodomor

19 November 2020

The Holodomor Museum launched an informational campaign to the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide. Visuals were designed by famous Ukrainian illustrators community Pictoric

The informational campaign calls to preserve the memory of one’s relativeas and crime of genocide of Ukrainian nation by transferring recorded memories, old photos, and heirlooms for exhibition of the second part of the Holodomor Museum.

Main mottos of this year’s campaign are as follows:

Save the memory—transfer the truth

Save the memory—transfer it to the Museum

The hashtag of the campaign is #ЗбережиПравду

“In our social non-commercials, we emphasize that every Ukrainian can join in preserving the memory and truth about the Holodomor, about the crime of genocide of the Ukrainian nation,” Olesia Stasiuk, director general of the National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide said.

Tell the story of your family, record the testimonies of your grandparents, explore the family photo archive and heirloomstransfer them to the museum. To share stories and family memories, email [email protected].

Informational background: The fourth Saturday in November is a day that unites Ukrainians through a common pastHolodomor Remembrance Day. This year, Ukraine and the world will honor the innocent Ukrainians killed by famine on November 28.

Traditionally, at 4 p.m., we will light candles in the windows of our homes or near memorials to victims of the Holodomor genocide throughout Ukraine and abroad. This is a worldwide “Candle in the Window” campaign, initiated in 2003 by the Holodomor researcher James Mace.

The Holodomor (from the phrase “kill bu starvation”) is the proper name for the genocide of Ukrainians committed by the totalitarian communist regime in 1932–33.

In the USSR itself, for decades, the memory of the victims of the Holodomor was bannedno public talks, no commemoration of the innocent victims. We now have the opportunity to speak and disseminate the truth so that this crime will never happen again.

The Holodomor Museum is the only museum in the world that tells about the genocide of Ukrainians. We teach to resist hatred and human rights violations, warn society against thethe crime of genocide by accumulating and disseminating knowledge about the Holodomor.