Resources & Archival Material

In this section you will find links to educational resources and archival material to help foster an understanding of the Holodomor.

National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide

The National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide (Kyiv, Ukraine), preserves the memory of Holodomor victims and highlights the history of the genocide of the Ukrainian nation in 1932-1933. The museum is a center of commemoration for the millions of Ukrainians killed during the Holodomor.

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Holodomor Research and Education Consortium

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The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, a project partner of the Holodomor National Awareness Tour, has developed a dedicated Holodomor educational site with teachers and students in mind. It features a wealth of resources, including curricular connections, lesson plans and teaching materials. It is intended to serve both primary and secondary teachers and independent learners.

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Holodomor Documentaries

Hunger For Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story

Journalist Rhea Clyman traversed the Soviet heartland in 1932 and witnessed a horrible crime, one that the Soviet authorities would try to hide for more that 50 years. Hunger For Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story takes us on a remarkable journey with this courageous young reporter.

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Stalin’s Secret Genocide

A documentary video introducing the story of the Holodomor and its cover-up by the Soviet Regime of 1932 – 1933, as told by seven leading historians, Anne Applebaum, Andrea Graziosi, Alexander Motyl, Norman Naimark, Serhii Plokhy, Timothy Snyder, and Frank Sysyn.

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Reflections on Stalin’s Soviet Regime and The Holodomor

Malcom Muggeridge, travelled to Moscow in 1932 – 1933 where he was a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. Muggeridge investigated reports of the Great Famine in Ukraine, travelling there without obtaining permission of the Soviet authorities. His reports were sent back to the Manchester Guardian in British diplomatic bags, thus evading Soviet censorship. The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre interviewed Malcom Muggeridge in 1982 for its 1983 award-winning documentary film Harvest of Despair.

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Holodomor Resource Links

This section features links to educational resources on the Holodomor, as well as documentaries, primary and secondary historical resources, and survivors’ accounts.

Connecticut Holodomor Awareness Committee

This website offers general information on the Holodomor and is a resource hub that supports students and teachers in understanding how the Holodomor happened; including eyewitness accounts and links to photo documentation.

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Manitoba – Diversity Education – Holodomor Education and Awareness

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The official site of the Manitoba Ministry of Education contains information on the Holodomor and its inclusion in the Manitoba Curricula. This website also includes teacher resources, lesson plans, curriculum fits, and discussion of why it is important to study the Holodomor.

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Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University

Canada’s leading think tank working at the intersection of human rights, conflict and emerging technologies.

This website houses survivor accounts of the Holodomor. These accounts 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.

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Pennsylvanian Department of Education

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This link is to a free downloadable workbook for teachers and students called "Genocide: Never Again" written by Vera Bej, Ihor Mirchuk and Christine R. Shwed. Pennsylvania – Department of Education 2007.

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Share the Story

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The Share the Story website has preserved videotaped interviews with survivors of the Holodomor that are subtitled in English.

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Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre

The UCRDC is a member organization of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and its Toronto Branch.

The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, a project partner of the Holodomor National Awareness Tour, has developed a site that features interviews with children of Holodomor survivors, the first project to address the impact of the Holodomor on the lives of the second generation of survivors in the diaspora. "Children of Holodomor Survivors Speak" was undertaken as part of an oral history project of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre. Videos and transcript excerpts are accessible online.

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U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness 1932-33

To promote and spread the truth about one of the world's least known genocides – the Ukrainian Holodomor of 1932-1933. The U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness aims to help ensure that the horrors of the past are not repeated and that deniers of this genocide are called out.

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