The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada honoured of the Holodomor victims

27 February 2023

As part of an official visit to Ukraine, on Tuesday, February 14, the Holodomor Museum was visited by a delegation of Canadian government officials headed by the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly.

The guests honoured the memory of those Ukrainians who died during the Holodomor genocide near the sculpture “Bitter Memory of Childhood” by lighting lamps and laying flowers. The ritual honouring the Holodomor victims continued in the Hall of Memory of the Museum, where representatives of the Canadian delegation lit candles at the Altar. After that, the guests learnt about the exposition of our Museum and the history of the Holodomor. For a deeper knowledge of the tragic history of Ukraine, the guests were presented with thematic literature.

It will be recalled that the Parliament of Canada recognized the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people in 2008. Since then, every year across Canada, the fourth Saturday of November is the Day of Remembrance of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor).