The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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SMALL RUSSIAN GIRL THAT WAS TO BE FEATURED WITH HER FAMILY ON THE NEW UKRAINIAN HOLODOMOR STAMP
  

www.ArtUkraine.com  Information Service (ARTUIS)
Kyiv, Ukraine and Washington, D.C., October 26, 2003

 

Fridtjof Nansen was the High Commissioner for Relief for Europe during the Russian/Ukrainian Famine of 1921-1923. Nansen was a very famous Norwegian explorer and international diplomat.

The Nansen organization took many famine related photographs including the one of the Russian family that was to be shown on the new Ukrainian holodomor stamp. Most of their famine photographs were taken in Russia with a few photos also taken in the Kharkiv, Ukraine area though not of famine victims as far as we know.

Here is the link to see one of the original photographs of the little Russian girl that is held in the photographic archive of Fridtjof Nansen located in The Nansen Electronic Photographic Archive at the University of Oslo Library in Oslo, Norway.

To see one of the original photographs of the little girl click on:

http://nabo.nb.no/trip?_t=0&_b=NANSEN_ENG&_r=1072&_s=E&_n=0&_q=10&_l=www_lt

This photograph and the photograph of the little girl with her family were not taken in Ukraine in 1932-1933 and the image on the original Ukrainian holodomor stamp of course, as we stated, did not belong on the 2003 stamp.

 
 

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