Exhibitions about the Holodomor in the Regions of Ukraine

Projects of museum 23 May 2019

Not everyone can come to Kyiv and visit our museum, so we created a project to transmit our banner exhibitions for temporarily displaying. Our exhibitions cover the themes of Soviet repression — mainly the 1932–1933 Holodomor-Genocide, but also the mass famines of 1921–1923 and 1946–1947 years, repression of priests and intellectuals. Our exhibitions have already visited all regions of Ukraine and have been seen by thousands of Ukrainians.

Here is the list of our exhibitions.

1. “We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians”.

The exhibitions sheds light on the true facts of the silenced Holodomor crime, especially with regard to its genocidal nature. The Soviet authorities, led by Stalin, was to exterminate Ukrainians as a nation. The material is given in the context of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, since the primary purpose of memory is to prevent crime recurrence. Archival materials, memoirs of people who survived the Holodomor, researches by leading scholars and lawyers were used.

2. “Famine of 21–23″

The materials of the exhibition show the complex of circumstances and political decisions of Lenin, which reveal the causes of the mass famine in Ukraine in 1921 and its continuation until 1923. This artificial mass famine is better known as the “Volga region hunger strike,” but such term is a vestige of Soviet historiography that did not recognize the famine of 1921–1923 in Ukraine.

3. “Mass Famine of 1946–1947 in Soviet Ukraine”.

Soviet historians called the famine of 1946–1947 by a variety of terms — “years of post-war devastation”, “the years of the temporarily difficult life of the USSR population”, but behind these cliches another artificial mass famine was hidden. We became able to speak about it objectively only after archives were declassified . The photo-documentary exhibition shows the causes of post-war famine in Ukraine, the lives of different segments of the population during these years and the effects of the disaster, as well as the role of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR authorities in bringing people to starvation.

4. “Executed by Starvation: Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians”. 

Eyewitnesses’ testimonies are another type of history research, along with the analysis of archives and documents. However, in this exhibition, both methods are combined. Each fact is presented in the form of an archival document and backed up by the real testimony of the Holodomor eyewitness. The exhibition consists of four blocks — “Ukraine before the Holodomor”, “Factors and Causes of the Holodomor”, “The Mechanism of the Holodomor”, “Recognition and Perception of the Holodomor in the World”. It also gives the most comprehensive and versatile perception of the Holodomor.

5. “Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor”. 

Children were the most unsecure part of the Ukrainian national group, which was selected by the Communist regime to be the target of the Holodomor genocide. Young children, like the elderly, were the first to starve, and often parents could do nothing. By showing the history of the Holodomor, relatively familiar to Ukrainians, from an unusual standpoint — the child’s — new sides of Soviet terror are opened, such as family breakdowns, forced removal of children, living conditions of orphanages and shelters, and, most importantly, the terrible starvation of a child.

6. Photo Exhibition “Guardians of Truth”.

This exhibition is the result of expeditions and interviews of museum emplayees, who reconstructed the story of the Holodomor in pieces from many different but united by common trauma people, the Guardians of Truth. Their photos and testimonies, by which they speak to us today, are preserved in this exhibition, so that this will never happen again.

7. “People of Truth. For the World to Know”.

Not only did the Communist regime try to hide the truth about the Holodomor in Ukraine, but also to permanently destroy the memory about this crime. However, there have always been those who could stand up for the truth and not betray themselves — they bear the worthy name of “People of Truth.” This exhibition is a special tribute to the memory of the sacrifice of people who, in spite of risking by their careers, freedom or even life, did everything to preserve and disseminate true information about the Holodomor.

8. Photo Exhibition “Hungry Symphony”.

The photoset, dedicated to the Holodomor, was created in 2015 by poet and musician Lila Perehuda and photographer Kseniya Pilyavska. It is an emotional expression of the experiences of the Holodomor tragedy by Lila, who recreated the image of the Death Woman / Memory Woman since 1933, and by photographer Ksenia Pilyavska, who helped to fix the idea. The Hungry Symphony is the most lyrical of our exhibitions.

9. “Our Hope is in God!”.

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, represented by Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky, was one of the first sources to openly speak the truth about the Holodomor in 1932–1933, since information space was freer in Western Ukraine. This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of a Ukrainian who made a huge contribution to the rescue of thousands of human victims.

We remind that you can also book any of our exhibitions for temporarily displaying! For extra information about every projact and booking the exhibitions, please call  (044) 254-45-12 or write to [email protected]. We are open for cooperation! Make your space informative!

Geography of the project.

01.03.31.04.2019 Guardians of Truth Mykhailo Hrushevsky House Museum Kryvorivnia village, Verkhovyna district, Ivano-Frankivsk region
24.03.28.04.2019 Executed by Starvation: Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians Museum of Berdychiv  History  Berdychiv town, Zhytomyr region
 04.04.24.04.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Museum of National Memory of Vertiyivka Village Vertiyivka village, Nizhyn district, Chernihiv region
03.04.07.05.2019 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State  Pedagogical University  Vinnytsia city
 06.05.30.05.2019  Our Hope Is in God  History and Local Lore Museum of Horodok Horodok town, Lviv region
10.0525.05.2019 Hungry Symphony Vyzhnytsia State District Administration Vyzhnytsia town, Chernivtsi region
10.05.31.05.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians People’s House of Davydiv Village Davydiv village, Pustomyty district, Lviv region
10.05.31.05.2019 People of Truth. For the World to Know D. Kulakov Historical and Local Lore Museum of Mahdalynivka Mahdalynivka town, Dnipropetrovsk region
15.05.10.06.2019 Guardians of Truth People’s Museum of Avdiyivka Town History Avdiyivka town, Donetsk region
24.05.24.06.2019 Mass Famine of 19461947 in Soviet Ukraine Dmytro Yavornytskyi Dnipropetrovsk National Historical Museum Dnipro city
24.05.24.06.2019 Executed by Starvation: Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians Ternopil Region Local Lore Museum Ternopil city
30.05.30.06.2019 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor Dubrovytsia Historical and Etnographical Museum Dubrovytsia town, Rivne region
3.06.31.07.2019 Holodomor: Destruction of Identity History and Local Lore Museum of Horodok Horodok town, Lviv region
03.06.30.06.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians

Hungry Symphony

Chop Town House of Culture Chop town, Zakaprattia region
03.06.30.06.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Rokytne Central District Library (including the villages of Blazhove, Borove and Karpylivka) Rokytne town, Rivne region
21.06.21.07.2019 Famine of 192123 Dmytro Yavornytskyi Dnipropetrovsk National Historical Museum Dnipro city
31.0730.09.2019 Famine of 192123 People’s Historical and Local Lore Museum of Spaske Village Spaske village, Novomoskovsk district, Dnipropetrovsk region
02.0927.09.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Museum of History of Truskavets Resort Town Truskavets town, Lviv region
02.0927.09.2019 Mass Famine of 1946–1947 in Soviet Ukraine State Historical and Cultural Preserve “Mezhybizh” Medzhybizh town, Letychiv district, Khmelnytskyi region
02.0916.09.2019 Executed by Starvation: Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians

Hungry Symphony

Novodnistrovsk Historical Museum
Novodnistrovsk town, Chernivtsi region
02.0927.09.2019 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor Museum of Hero of the Soviet Union K. Olshansky in Prykolotne Prykolotne village, Velykyi Burluk district, Kharkiv region
02.0916.09.2019 Guardians of Truth Oleshnyk Secondary School Oleshnyk village, Vynohradiv district, Zakarpattia region
16.0930.09.2019 Guardians of Truth Velyka Kopania Secondary School Velyka Kopania village, Vynohradiv district, Zakarpattia region
16.0930.09.2019 Holodomor: Destruction of Identity Luhansk Regional Local Lore Museum Starobilsk town, Luhansk region
03.1029.10.2019 Holodomor: Destruction of Identity Novoselytsia District House of Culture Novoselytsia town, Chernivtsi region
02.1030.10.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Tokmak Town Local Lore Museum Tokmak town, Zaporizhzhia region
07.1029.10.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Yu. Pryhozhyn Historical Museum Zhovti Vody town, Dnipropetrovsk region
02.1030.10.2019 Famine of 192123 Velykyi Burluk Local Lore Museum
Velykyi Burluk town, Kharkin region
07.1030.10.2019 Mass Famine of 1946–1947 in Soviet Ukraine Fastiv State Local Lore Museum
Fastiv town, Kyiv region
10.1030.10.2019 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor State Historical and Cultural Preserve in Putyvl Putyvl town, Sumy region
07.1030.10.2019 Guardians of Truth Town House of Culture Dubno town, Rivne region
01.1025.10.2019 Hungry Symphony Pavlohrad Historical and Local Lore Museum Pavlohrad town, Dnipropetrovsk region
01.1020.10.2019 Our Hope Is in God Lviv Museum of History of Religion Lviv city
0111.11.2019    Hungry Symphony “Sokil” House of Culture
Novoyavorivsk town, Yavriv district, Lviv region
04–30.11.2019 Holodomor: Destruction of Identity State Historical and Cultural Preserve “Mezhybizh” Medzhybizh town, Letychiv district, Khmelnytskyi region
02–29.11.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Shpola District Local Lore Museum Shpola town, Cherkasy region
02.11–15.12.2019 Famine of 1921–23 City History and Local Lore Museum (Kryvyi Rih) Kryvyi Rih city, Dnipropetrovsk region
01–14.11.219 Mass Famine of 1946–1947 in Soviet Ukraine Zalishchyky District Local Lore Museum
Zalishchyky town, Ternopil region
29.10–18.11.2019 Executed by Starvation: Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians Novohrad-Volynskyi Local Lore Museumй Novohrad-Volynskyi town, Zhytomyr region
0430.11.2019 Our Hope Is in God Народний дім с. Солонка с. Солонка, Пустомитівський район, Львівська область
0331.11.2019 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor

Masks of the Holodomor

Kamianka State Historical and Cultural Preserve Kamianka town, Cherkasy region
12.1112.12.2019 Voices from across the Ocean Dmytro Yavornytskyi Dnipropetrovsk National Historical Museum Dnipro city
13.1117.11.2019 Holodomor: Destruction of Identity Dnipro City Council Dnipro city
14.1130.11.2019 Holodomor: Destruction of Identity Regional Communal Museum of Bohdan Lepkyi in Berezhany Berezhany town
2.1129.11.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Shpola District Local Lore Museum
Shpola town, Cherkasy region
2.1115.12.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Vinnytsia Regional Local Lore Museum Vinnytsia city
16.112.12.2019 Mass Famine of 1946–1947 in Soviet Ukraine Boryspil State Historical Museum Boryspil town, Kyiv region
4.111.12.2019 Guardians of Truth Local Lore Museum of Brovary Brovary town, Kyiv region
22.1122.12.2019 Executed by Starvation: Unknown Genocide of Ukrainians Novovolynsk Town Historical Museum Novovolynsk town
1.1116.11.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Archeology and Local Lore Museum of Rzyshchiv Rzyshchiv town
18.1130.11.2019 We Were Killed Because We Are Ukrainians Local Lore Museum of Slavutych town and Chornobyl NPP Slavuta town
1.1124.11.2019 People of Truth. For the World to Know People’s Museum of Avdiyivka Town History Avdiyivka Town, Donetsk region
1.1111.11.2019 Hungry Symphony Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sport of Yavoriv District State Administration Yavoriv town, Lviv region
3.1131.11.2019 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor

Masks of the Holodomor

Kamianske State Historical and Cultural Preserve Kamianske town
3.023.03.2020 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor Dmytro Yavornytskyi Dnipropetrovsk National Historical Museum Dnipro city
03.02.28.02.2020 Stolen Childhood: Children During the 1932–1933 Holodomor M. Yaremenko Bakhmach District Historical Museum Bakhmach town, Chernihiv region