The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933 (Holodomor)
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"The Appearance of a Depopulated Village" 
    

Description of a journey through the village of Sotnykivka on the Yahotyn District, Poltava region. She passed through the village on her way to work on beet-raising collective farms in spring of 1933.

"...the streets and houses were overgrown with weeds. In the streets there were no signs of any living being, human or animal, not even a cat or a dog. In some of the houses doors and windows were open, while in others they have been removed to fire, 
and there were only black spaces showing. Decomposing dead bodies were lying about in the weeds around the houses and evidently in the houses themselves, and an incredibly putrid odour, intensified by warm weather, permeated the 
village..."



From: "The Black Deeds of the Kremlin. A White Book", Vol. 2
Globe Press
Detroit, USA, 1955
Reprinted in: "The Agony of a Nation"
by Stephen Oleskiw
l983, Page 70
Published By:
The National Committee To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary
of the Artificial Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933, London
Printed By: Ukrainian Publishers, TLC.
London, 1983
ISBN 0 950 8851 OX



by Tetyana Budko

 
 

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