Madonna of Holodomor – 33

Madonna famine-33 graphic work of Australian architect Marusya Yarotska depicting Mother-Ukraine with a black halo, a symbol of the tragic terrible famine of 1933, when millions of Ukrainians died, carrying the terrible suffering of Calvary Famine. Ukraine was covered with crosses and mountains of corpses through the removal of all crop and deliberately man-made Famine-Holodomor.

Holding five ears of wheat, Ukrainian child asks his mother-Ukraine: Why did we have in Ukraine a terrible famine? Why did Ukrainian black earth cover with millions of corpses? Why did Ukrainian hungry children shot for a handful of ears of wheat? Sorrowful Mother-Ukraine, heavy with hunger, whispers to her son one word “genocide.” In 1933 wheat was the tool of genocide because by assignment of five ears of wheat under the law of the Soviet authorities condemned to death everyone, including children.

On the 80th anniversary of Holodomor of 1933 let us not forget what happened in that tragic year. Ask why did in that year over 25 000 Ukrainians died of hunger every day? Who planned the horrors of the artificial famine and who gave the order to execute it? Who is responsible for the death of tens of millions of innocent Ukrainians? Why was directed genocide against the Ukrainian people?

The world has no right to forget the Holodomor in Ukraine.

Marusya Yarotska

Graphic work “Madonna of Holodomor-33” (2013).

In 2016 Marusya Yarotska gave “Holodomor Victims’ Memorial” beaded icon “Madonna of Holodomor-33” embroidered by master Roman Mahotsky named by the same graphic work.