We invite you to a public dialogue on the 100th anniversary of the famine in Crimea
On 18 December at 3:00 p.m., we invite you to the public dialogue “Mass famine in the Crimea in 1921-1923 and the Crimean Tatar people.”
The famine of 1921–1923 was a severe blow to the Crimean population, with a particularly tragic effect on the indigenous people of the peninsula – the Crimean Tatars. Terrible demographic losses, as a result of which every seventh Crimean died, as well as ruin, the decline of the economy and the further decline of public morality, were caused by the policy of the Russian Bolsheviks in Crimea, implemented against the backdrop of natural disasters and devastation after years of wars and revolutions. Unfortunately, today, the mass famine of 1921-1923 is almost forgotten, and there is still no monument in Crimea to the hundred thousand Crimeans who became victims of this catastrophe. Mortality from hunger among the Crimean Tatars, disproportionately high even in relation to the rest of the population of the peninsula, was also overshadowed by an even greater disaster – the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people in the middle of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of the famine tragedy in the Crimea of 1921-1923, we should remember it and not forget its victims.
The event is organised in the space of the exhibition “MIRAS. Heritage”, together with the National Museum of the Holodomor-genocide, the Institute of Cultural Studies of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine and the Crimean Tatar public organisation “Alem”.
Oleksii Savchenko, candidate of historical sciences, leading researcher of the Treasury of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine, curator of the exhibition “MIRAS. Heritage”;
Esma Adzhiieva, head of the NGO “Alem”, curator of the exhibition “MIRAS. Heritage”:
“Preservation of the Crimean Tatar cultural heritage during the famine of 1921-1923.”
Andrii Ivanets, candidate of historical sciences, leading researcher of the National Holodomor-Genocide Museum:
“Mass famine in the Crimea in 1921-1923 and the Crimean Tatar people.”
Nadiia Honcharenko, leading researcher at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, editor of the series “Crimean Tatar Prose in Ukrainian”:
“The specificity of the representation of the famine of the 1920s in the Crimean Tatar fiction of the first half of the 20th century. – on the examples of the works of Asan Sabri Ayvazov, Abibulla Odabash, Ablyakim Ilmiya”.
When: Monday, 18 December at 3:00 p.m.
Where: 9 Lavrska Str., building 12 (territory of the National Reserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”), Treasury of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine.
Entrance to the Reserve through the main gate.
To participate, please register in advance by phone (093) 619-70-29.
Visiting the event with a regular entrance ticket to the museum – 100 UAH|; for students, schoolchildren, pensioners – 50 UAH (no additional fee for the entrance to the Reserve).