In 1928, 24-year-old Torontonian Rhea Clyman, the one-legged daughter of Polish-Jewish immigrants, arrived in Moscow with no job, no residence and no command of the local language.
We live in a time where the most powerful tools in the field of journalism lie in everyone’s pockets. A voice recorder, camera, and notepad all in one— we could certainly ask for no better.
Ukrainian Canadian Community Welcomes Federal $1.45M Funding For Holodomor Awareness Project
Toronto – The Ukrainian Canadian community welcomes the announcement by the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, of a three-year grant valued at $1.45 million to support the Holodomor National Awareness Tour and the Holodomor Mobile Classrooms (“the HMC). The funding announcement was made today in Toronto by Arif Virani (MP, Parkdale-High Park), Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Melanie Joly.
This website of Concordia University houses survivor accounts of the Holodomor. These accounts can serve as an excellent resource for teachers looking to examine the Holodomor through the lens of survivors. The accounts are in text format and can be used as case studies to illuminate what is a too little known part of Ukrainian and Soviet history.
The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р) was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an estimated 2.5–7.5 million Ukrainians, with millions more counted in demographic estimates. It was part of the wider Soviet famine of 1932–33, which affected the major grain-producing areas of the country.
This link is to a free downloadable workbook for teachers and students from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. “Genocide: Never Again”, by Vera Bej, Ihor Mirchuk, Christine R. Shwed. Pennsylvania – Department of Education 2007.
This website offers general information on the Holodomor and is itself a resource hub containing an excellent historical timeline of events leading up to the Holodomor that can support students and teachers alike in understanding how the Holodomor happened. The site also offers eyewitness accounts and links to resources including photo documentation of the Holodomor.
The official site of the Manitoba Ministry of Education contains information on the Holodomor and its inclusion in the Manitoba Curricula. It also includes teacher resources, lesson plans, curriculum fits, and discussion of why it is important to study the Holodomor.
The Share the Story website features videotaped interviews with survivors of the Holodomor that are subtitled in English. Viewers are able to hear and see first-hand accounts of what it was like to experience the Holodomor.
I passed many villages … Everywhere I heard crying: ‘We have no bread. We are dying! Tell England that we are swelling from hunger!’
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