On March 13, 2018, the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial”, with the support of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs, presented the documentary-journalistic exhibition “We were killed because we are Ukrainians …” on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The exhibition was opened by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs, Anna Hopko, who emphasized that this year Ukraine and the whole world commemorate the 85th anniversary of Holodomor. She noted that one of the areas of work in ensuring the proper organization and conduction of the events is the wide informing of the world community about the history of Holodomor.
The Director General of the Holodomor victims Memorial, Olesya Stasyuk, noted in his welcoming speech that for this purpose the exhibition “We were killed because we are Ukrainians …” will be transferred to the diplomatic missions of Ukraine abroad in English. She also expressed her gratitude for the joint work in preparing the exhibition materials to the Central State Archives of the Supreme Governments and Governments of Ukraine, the Central State Archives of Public Associations of Ukraine, Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychnii, the Branch State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Branch State Archive of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the national center of folk culture “Ivan Honchar Museum”, and the Museum of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921.
The presentation was attended by representatives of the Institute of National Remembrance, the World Congress of Ukrainians and the People’s deputies of Ukraine.
The documentary-journalistic exhibition “We were killed because we are Ukrainians …” is based on archival materials, memories of the Holodomor eyewitnesses, which are kept by the Holodomor victims Memorial, and on the researches of leading researchers of the subject. The diversity of the materials most fully reveals the history of Holodomor. The usage in the exhibition of the materials of the criminal case №475 – gives an understanding of the Holodomor in terms of law.