Holodomor Resources

Welcome to the Holodomor National Awareness Tour Educational Hub & link directory

Featured below are selected websites, books, and films that may be useful in teaching and studying the Holodomor.
To find lesson plans, curricular connections, and teaching materials for grades 2 to 11, please go to our partner page www.holodomor.ca/education developed by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium.

Directory of websites pertaining to the Holodomor
This section features links to resources on the Holodomor, including direct curricular connections to the Ontario curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching materials, as well as to documentaries, primary and secondary historical resources, and survivors’ accounts.

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University

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.


Holodomor – Wikipedia

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.


Pennsylvanian Department of Education

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.


Connecticut Holodomor Awareness Committee

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.


Manitoba – Diversity Education – Holodomor Education and Awareness

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.


Share the Story

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.



Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, University of Alberta

HREC, 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.



Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre

Children of Holodomor Survivors Speak

This site 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. It 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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