Little-known pages of the history of the Holodomor were discussed in Dnipro

25 November 2018

On November 25 at the Museum “Memory of the Jewish People and the Holocaust in Ukraine” a regular meeting of Dnipro Historical Club took place. The theme of the conversation was the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Dnipropetrovsk region, specifically its unknown pages, resource Dniprohrad informs.

“The purpose of the event is to form a historic memory in the minds of people, because we really need it, especially under the circumstances of aggression from Russia. We need to form a new modern Ukrainian political nation, which will consist of people who are fighting for their homeland, “said Valentyn Rybalka, the organizer of the historic club, a research worker at the Tkuma Institute for Holocaust Studies.

The lecturer of the event, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Natalia Romanets told the audience about the causes, scale and consequences of the Holodomor in Dnipropetrovsk region. The researcher paid special attention to the unique archival materials and the mechanism of silencing genocide by the Soviet authorities.

“The fact is that after the total collectivization, the Ukrainian village was constantly starving. Most are not aware of the famine of 1934-1935, which happened in Dnipropetrovsk region. In addition, there was another famine in 1936-1937, on the eve of the Great Terror. There was also a post-war famine of 1946-1947,”added Natalia Romanets.