Quoates from Holodomor survivor

The Holodomor was a very long time ago. Many question why so much time and energy is devoted to this issue. However, when we meet with survivors, when we hear them speak of their experiences, although we can never fully understand, it helps bring us closer to that period in history that had such an impact on what defines Ukrainians as a nation, and who they are today. The contribution of survivors to understanding the Holodomor is invaluable.



Wasyl Hryshko, survivor of the Holodomor. Hryshko, Wasyl. The Ukrainian Holocaust of 1933. Toronto: Bahriany Foundation, Suzhero, Dobrus, 1983, 107
  • Moscow employed famine as a political weapon against the Ukrainians for a second time in the years 1932-33, with this difference, that this time the famine was in its entirety artificially induced and organized.  It was the result of a well worked-out plan which was to take in the entire Ukrainian SSR and the Kuban districts which had a Ukrainian population.
Statement of Fedir M. Pihido, Engineer and Economist, Living at Neu-Ulm, Finningerstr, 3/0, and an Eyewitness to Stalin’s Famine in the Ukraine. Famine as an Instrument of Soviet Political Warfare' in Investigation of Communist Take-Over and Occupation of the Non-Russian Nations of the USSR: Eighth Interim Report of Hearings Before the Select Committee on Communist Aggression, House Of Representatives, Eighty-Third Congress, Second Session, Under Authority Of H. Res. 346 and H. Res. 438. Washington: Govt. Printing Office, 1954, 35