Every year, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) coordinates National Holodomor Awareness Week in late November with its member organizations. As in past years, the UCC kindly asks that you forward details about your events as planned for this year’s commemoration of the Holodomor to the UCC Head Office (ucc@ucc.ca) as soon as they are finalized. The UCC will post the information on the UCC website, which serves as an excellent resource for our community, the Canadian public, public officials, and the media.

Scroll down past the memo for a list of components to include in your USOs commemoration of the Holodomor.

THE UCC’s MEMO ON THE HOLODOMOR

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COMPONENTS FOR COMMEMORATION

SUSK, along with the UCC, encourages our communities to incorporate the following components into their local programs for national continuity.

HONOURING SURVIVORS

We honour the survivors among us and include them in commemorations.  We encourage survivors to share their story with our children, youth, the community, Canadians and the media. We also emphasize the need to include the descendants of survivors in our events. They are key to ensuring that the stories live on.

SHARE THE STORY

Please remember that the UCC has two web sites that feature the poignant testimonies of Holodomor survivors. Please use these clips, which are available with English subtitles, during your commemorations.

We also encourage all of our member organizations to promote the sites by sharing the links on your organizational sites. The two sites are:

INSTALLATION OF BLACK FLAGS

We ask that you continue with the black flag installations. It is proposed that every city set up a display of 33 black flags along with one Ukrainian flag in a high traffic area for the week.  Alternatively, indoor installations can also be prepared for use in government buildings and schools.

READING NAMES OF VICTIMS

We continue to personalize this horrific crime by remembering individuals by name.  The names of victims should be read, including the village in which they resided and the age at which they perished.

PRINT MEDIA

THE UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE: THE HOLODOMOR, 1932-1933. WORKBOOK FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

By Valentina Kuryliw. A collection of resources, lesson plans, and bibliography.

Contact: hrec@ualberta.ca / (416) 923-4732

HOLODOMOR OF 1932-1933 IN UKRAINE: DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS

By Pyrih R, ed. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv Mohyla Academy Publishing House, 2008.
Collection of archival documents and correspondence among Stalin, Molotov and Kaganovich.
Contact (for print copies): hrec@ualberta.ca / (416) 923-4732

HOLODOMOR – UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE IN THE EARLY 1930s

A 24-page free booklet in English. Shipping charges may apply.

Contact: 1-866-942-4627

THE HOLODOMOR READER

A sourcebook compiled by Bohdan Klid and Alexander Motyl. Toronto-Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2012. A collection of key texts and materials, many available in English for the first time.

CDs & DVDs

EXECUTION BY HUNGER

The unknown genocide of Ukrainians – 34 posters. Free on DVD. Shipping charges may apply.

Contact: 1-866-942-4627

THE HOLODOMOR

Survivor testimonies. 26 minutes.

Contact: Cindy Carswell: 1-204-697-1495, ext. 555 / mcindy@canadinns.com

WEBSITES

HOLODOMOR 1932-33: FAMINE GENOCIDE IN UKRAINE

www.holodomorct.org

SHARE THE STORY

Presents the stories of 80 Holodomor survivors living around the world today.

www.sharethestory.ca

MANITOBA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE

www.holodomorsurvivors.ca

HOLODOMOR: GENOCIDE BY FAMINE

www.holodomoreducation.org

UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE FAMINE FOUNDATION – USA

www.ukrainiangenocide.org

Information and resources compiled by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Holodomor Awareness Committee.