The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

Kyiv, Ukraine, December 17, 2003

A major exhibition of artwork about the holodomor (famine-terror, death by famine) in Soviet Ukraine during 1932-1933 was held at the Ukrainian House in Kyiv, Ukraine in November, 2003.

The Ukrainian Genocidal Famine (Holodomor) 1932-1933 70th Anniversary Commemoration Art Exhibition "To the Dead, and the Living and the Unborn" was sponsored by the Public Committee for the Commemoration of the Victims of the Holodomor.

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The photograph shows several people who visited the Exhibition all of whom have been very active regarding the holodomor and the other crimes of communism against Ukraine and her people.

From left to right are: Roman Krutsyk, Chairman, Kyiv City Organization of the All Ukrainian Memorial Society of Vasyl Stus; Volodymyr S. Lozitskyi, Director, Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine; E. Morgan Williams, Senior Advisor, U.S. Ukraine Foundation (USUF), publisher Information Service (ARTUIS) and organizer of the private holodomor art collection; Stanislav Kulchytsky, noted historian with the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences and Bohdan Fedorak, Honorary Counsul, Consulate of Ukraine in Michigan and president of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren, Michigan.

In the background is a famous holodomor painting by repressed Ukrainian artist Victor Zaretsky painted in 1988-1989 just before his death. Victor's wife, artist Alla Horska, was murdered by the Soviets in 1970. The painting is held in the private holodomor collection of the Information Service (ARTUIS).

The Holodomor Art Exhibition featured over 100 works of art related to the political famines in Ukraine in 1921-1923 and in 1932-1933 which were created by various artists from 1921 through 2003. This was the largest exhibition of it kind ever held featuring such a wide range of historical holodomor art pieces.

A complete color catalog of the holodomor exhibition will be published in 2004 and special traveling holodomor exhibitions will be created for distribution in Ukraine and around the world.


Kyiv, Ukraine

Anatol Lysyj, Coordinating Committee to AID Ukraine; Minnesota Chapter
Luba Stasiv, Association of Famines Researchers in Ukraine
Marta Kolomayets, Chief of Party, Partnership for a Transparent Society
Morgan Williams, Vlad Lavrov and Yuriy Stankevych,  Information Service (ARTUIS)
Markian Bilynskyj, Ludmyla Dudnyk, Morgan Williams, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)
Natalia Dziubenko Mace, Journalist
Oleksiy Kopytko, International Foundation Ukraine 3000
Olga Von Stallenberg, Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Professor James Mace, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University
Victoria Hubska, Manager, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) office in Kyiv, Ukraine
Volodymyr Rak, Ukrainian Center of Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum"



All-Ukrainian Association of Political Prisoners and the Repressed
Association of Famines Researchers in Ukraine
Coordinating Committee to Aid Ukraine, Minnesota Chapter
International Foundation Ukraine 3000
Kyiv City Organization of the All Ukrainian Memorial Society after V. Stus
Palace of Arts Ukrainian House
Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Society "Prosvita"
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC)
Ukrainian Center of Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum"
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)
U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)  Information Service (ARTUIS)



Major funding for the holodomor exhibition in Kyiv was provided by the Bahriany Foundation; the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA; Constantine Metropolitan, South Bound Brook, NJ; Helen and Alex Woskob; the St Olha Sisterhood and the Parishioners and Parish Council of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Cooper City, FL; and E. Morgan Williams.

Additional funding was provided by Anatol Lysyj; Bohdan Vitvitsky; Chrystia Sonevytsky; David and Tamara Sweere, Kyiv Atlantic Ukraine; George Krywolap; Jaroslaw Kozuszko; Leo Iwaskiw; Marta Pereyma; Moye Handling Systems, Inc., Somerville, NJ; Oksana Wengerchuk; Roman Ferencevych; St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Silver Spring, MD; Ukrainian Orthodox Vicariate of Kyivan Patriarchate in USA and Canada, Vitali Vizer,  Information Service, Kyiv; and Zwenyslava A. Goy.



The following persons provided special assistance to the holodomor exhibition: Archbishop Antony; Chrystia Sonevytsky; Chrystyna Pevna; Daria Darewych; James Mace; Nadia Komarnyckyj McConnell and John A. Kun, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF); Katya and Viktor Yushchenko; Lubow Wolynetz, Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford, CT; Marta Pereyma; Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak; Margaret Siriol Colley; Nigel Colley; Olga Kaczmar; Orysia Tracz; Sasha Prakhova; Tamara Gallo, UCCA-New York; Volodymyr and Irina Veshtak.

Photograph by the Information Service (ARTUIS), Kyiv, Ukraine