August 4, 2015 – December 28, 2016
“Our hope is in God!” is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Andrey Sheptytsky.
Since independence, there was a huge progress in the case studying and promoting the true history of Ukrainian Famine-Genocide. But all this time in the information space Western Ukraine which was not included all the time in the USSR, is present in episodic memories, in terrible individual stories about people who managed to cross the river Zbruch and thus be saved. However, unknown to the mass consciousness is the fact of union of Ukrainian Galicia to help Soviet Ukraine and inform the whole world about the crime. Started this case in July 1933, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was represented by Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who together with the bishops declared an appeal “Ukraine in its death convulsions”, which was heard in Vatican, Warsaw and around the world and became historic. The result of the proclamation was creating of Ukrainian Public Committee of Salvation of Ukraine that initiated the creation of county and local committees, collecting documents and memories of witnesses of the tragedy, and most importantly, announced the 29th of October in 1933 to be the Day of National Mourning and Protest and holding the first in history liturgy and the requiem for the victims of hunger. At the time when Church in Ukraine was torn and silent, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Galicia said ist word, which was one of the first that went up in defense of Ukrainians. And the main role was played by a figure of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky.
The exhibition was presented on August 4, 2015 in the National Museum “Holodomor victims Memorial”.
Documents – Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv, Archive of The Liberation Movement Research Center.
Curator of the project, author of the conception – Ph.D., Deputy Director General of the National Museum “Holodomor victims’ Memorial” Lesia Hasydzhak.
Exhibition is available in Ukrainian.