villages were reduced to a wasteland. All the fruit had been
eaten while it was still green and the gardens had all become
completely overgrown with weeds. In the deathly silence nothing
at all could be heard, neither the chirping of sparrows, the
croaking of cows, nor the barking of dogs since all of these
living creatures had long since been eaten up. Those people
who still had enough strength to move, wandered around in search
of any roots or the seed of weeds they could find so that they
could, at least, boil these for their dying children, wailing
and begging for something to eat..."
From "Vyzvolny Shlakh" (The Liberation Path)
Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, 1983, London
Reprinted in: "The Agony of a Nation"
by Stephen Oleskiw
The National Committee To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary
of the Artificial Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933, London
Printed by: Ukrainian Publishers, Ltd.
200 Liverpool Rd.
ISBN 0 950 8851 OX
by V.I. Bokovsky