The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933 (Holodomor)
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The Great Famine Sculpture by Anatoly Kushch 

Book of St. John... Verses 24-29

"24. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus was not with them when Jesus came. 

25. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26. And after eight days again the disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

27. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.

28. An Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

29. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed King James Version of the Bible."

Anatoly Kushch, famous Ukrainian sculptor, has created in his studio in Kyiv a sculpture in honor of The Great Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933. The sculptureis still a model in his studio but Mr. Kushch would like to see the model made someday 
into a monumental sculpture. 

Model of Great Famine Sculpture
by Anatoly Kushch
The sculpture is in the shape of Jesus hand with the five fingers symbolizing five people looking in the hole in the hand. One of them could be the disciple Thomas who did not believe until he saw and felt. The Great Famine in Ukraine was so  unspeakable, so unbelievable, so unthinkable, it is difficult to believe it actually happened without seeing with one's own eyes and touching it with ones hands. 

The sculpture is also in the shape of a huge mass of Ukrainian soil, in the middle of which is a large hole. Heavy winds, heavy rainfall and terrible, earth shaking storms have caused the soil to start eroding away leaving the land destroyed, the top soil  gone - symbolic of what The Great Famine and Genocide, 1932-1933, did to Ukraine, her people and her soul... more than seven million people died.

It is time for the people of the world to unite and build, in Kyiv, an appropriate monument to the victims of the Stalin led Great Famine and Genocide in Ukraine. The building of a monumental sculpture in Kyiv should begin in 2002 and end in 2003, in honor of those who died 70 years ago. 

It is time to unite and build. The famine and genocide must not be forgotten, it must not happen again.

Sculptor Anatoly Kushch
with his Sculpture Model - The Great Famine


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