Join our cause and sign our petition to have the 'Holodomor' officially added to the dictionary.

Millions of people died during the Holodomor in Ukraine, yet so many Canadians have never heard of it. Why? People were terrorized into silence about the famine. The Soviet Union covered it up for over 50 years and Russia to this day continues to deny the Holodomor as genocide.

The events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine are rarely taught in Canadians schools. In fact, there is no entry for the word ‘Holodomor’ in major English dictionaries.

We believe it would be a significant step in increasing public awareness of the Holodomor to have the word ‘Holodomor’ in dictionaries, including Merriam-Webster, Oxford, and

Include the word ‘Holodomor’ in the dictionary

Image of Holodomor definition breakdown. hólod meaning famine and mor meaning death.

The word Holodomor literally translated from Ukrainian means “death by hunger”, or “killing by hunger, killing by starvation”. Sometimes the expression is translated into English as “murder by hunger or starvation”.

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