Holodomor Remembrance Day

Every year on the fourth Saturday of November, we commemorate all those who died from artificial famines in Ukraine, the mass deaths from famine in Ukraine were in 1932-1933.

For the love of Ukrainians for their native land, the desire for freedom and rights, the communist government began a policy of repression and destruction. To crush the freedom-loving people, the Bolsheviks' leadership and the Soviet government coordinated violent seizure of food. The authorities also blocked people in famine-stricken villages and districts.

Hiding the truth of the terrible crime, the authorities forbade recording the actual number of dead and indicating hunger among the causes of death. So far, researchers now cite different figures: from almost 4 to 7 million victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, about half of whom are children.
A minute of silence will honor all those innocently starved to death. Every Ukrainian can join the nationwide action "Light a candle" by placing a lighted candle on their windowsills.

May this light in the windows of our homes be a sign of pity, sorrow, memory, and faith in a future where there will be no pace for crimes against humanity.

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Press Service