People of Truth. For the World to Know

25 November 2015 - 29 May 2016

In 1932–1933 Ukrainians survived the Holodomor genocide, which took millions of lives.

The communist regime tried to hide the truth about the Holodomor in Ukraine and tried to destroy all the memory about the crime. It was dangerous not only to write about it in the press, send letters to the party leaders or relatives abroad, but even to mention it in private diaries. Any careless record could destroy life and result in decades of GULAG camps. However, despite all the dangers, in the hardest times, there were people who felt their responsibility to tell the truth and could not be silent.

Each year Ukrainian Institute of National Memory offers a special topic to emphasize a particular aspect of the Holodomor. In 2015 this topic sounds like “People of the Truth. For the World to Know”—a special commemoration of the victims who risked their careers, freedom or even life doing everything to preserve and spread the truth about the Holodomor.

Organizers of the exhibition are Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, National Museum  of the Holodomor Genocide, The Liberation Movement Research Center, Central State Arhcive of Securioty Service of Ukraine, Public Committee for Honoring the Victims of the 1932–1933 Holodomor Genocide in Ukraine.

The authors of the exhibition are Yaroslav Faizulin, Vitalii Ohienko, Volodymyr Tylischak, Volodymyr Viatrovych, Bogdan Zavitii. Design by Nazar Yasynevych.

The exhibition is available in Ukrainian.