The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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"BROTHERS IN DISTRESS"
"These children cannot be saved. It is too late." Photograph of Two Young Boys, Famine in the Soviet Union
  

 

Famine In Russia III
TWO STAGES OF FAMINE
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This photograph showing two children in extreme distress caused by famine was taken in Russia during the major famine of 1921-1923 found in various parts of the Soviet Union. The photo image was used on famine fundraising postcards printed and sold in Europe in the early 1920's.

This photograph was later used in various publications which indicate it was taken during the genocidal famine in Soviet Ukraine during 1932-1933. The photograph is called "Brothers in Distress" in some of these publications. This photograph was not taken in Soviet Ukraine during 1932-1933.

 

Famine In Russia III
TWO STAGES OF FAMINE:

"The children were down to skin and bones, with swollen stomachs (it is caused by grass, peels, worms, sod dirt). These children cannot be saved, it is too late. In order to save them, they had to be fed before this degree of exhaustion." [text on front of postcard]

"UNION INTERNATIONALE DE SECOURS AUX ENFANTS. GENEVE
4, Rue Massot, GENÉVE" [text on back of postcard]

 

This is an original brown-tone printed postcard published in Geneva and other cities [Paris, Brussels] by major European charity organizations and thousands were sold to raise funds for the relief effort during 1921-1923 in the Soviet Union.

This is postcard number three of the set of around nine or ten postcards showing famine scenes from Russia.

You can see eight of the postcards that were in this set "Famine in Russia" at:  http://www.artukraine.com/famineart/famine10.htm

 

All of these original postcards are held in the private collection of the  www.ArtUkraine.com  Information Service
 
 

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